keithy noticed that there was some weird black crap coming out of the side of a small bunch of shelves in our basement...upon further inspection he noticed that there seemed to be more black crap behind the shelves- upon further inspection he saw a mushroom... it turns out there is some mold!!!!!!!!!!!
(we didn't know) there was a hula hoop filled with water that burst behind this little group of shelves- we didnt realize this happened (whenever it happened!) and now there is a rectangle of moldey carpet and a dirty wall where the carpet meets the wall.
so of course, i just spent a while cleaning the wall and getting out rug stains with carpet cleaning solution (although i will have the professionals in this week) but now i NEED to clean out the whole basement which is, the freaking bowels of hell!!!!!
there are so many toys from years passed stowed in the basement... action figures, craft projects, old stuffed animals, games with missing pieces, balls, etc.
i don't know where to begin... i'd like to just throw EVERYTHING away but then i think i'm getting rid of their (my kids') memories??? i don't really think i'm a pack rat but for my basement.
my kids are big- don't play with any of it anymore really- so why is it hard to just trash it all???
and as i said before...i don't know where to begin...
have any of you ever done a major basement/playroom clean out????
do i do it drawer by drawer with lots of big black garbage bags by my side???
maybe i'll photograph a before and after...hmmmm....
(blog amendment: 9:44pm i'm not really a pack rat- it's just the kids toys and other crap that i've let pile up in the basement- i dont take care of it enough and now i have a lot to do!...i have no other space in my house like the basement...my attic isn't even full).