Another crazy weekend is behind us but despite all the things we had going on and to do, I finally feel pretty accomplished. Saturday I met with two new organizing clients, and I’m excited to continue working with both of them and transforming their spaces! In between and after those jobs, I worked at home on getting the basement organized and cleared out for the work that will be done this week (settling issues and crack in the wall). I also continued painting the baker’s rack. Yesterday Brad’s family came up and helped us carry stuff out to the garage to make room for basement work, and we tore out a wall to open things up down there. If we stay long enough to finish the basement we were going to do this anyway, and since we had the help we decided to go for it. I requested to be the wall-smasher and It. Was. Amazing. I highly recommend that you buy a sledgehammer and find somewhere to use it. Seriously. Maybe once-a-week. Our small basement was so chopped up with the layout before, and though we have a few closets to go with the demo, it’s so much more open now. If we sell before we finish it, hopefully potential buyers will more easily be able to see the potential that I see.
I had to leave after the work was done downstairs to teach Jazzercise (sledgehammer swinging to an aerobic and strength workout…surely got my exercise in!), then returned home to start waxing the baker’s rack! I’m excited to report that I just have the lower half to wax and then it will be done! Yahoo! With my limited time it’s taken forever but it’s almost there and I can’t wait to get it in the kitchen. Brad’s been painting the open shelves with the sprayer
because my brush job was awful, so those are also about ready to bring in. I hope that by next week I can finally show full “after” pics of the kitchen remodel!
One of the perks of helping someone else organize, besides creating a peaceful, happy environment and making someone’s life easier and less cluttered, is that occasionally they have goodies that they want to get rid of…and they give them to you. It’s also a job hazard, because very easily other people’s clutter could become mine! 😉 My first client on Saturday had me help her with her basement storage area, and I could have almost filled my car
if I was greedy and if my husband wouldn’t have killed me. She said, “If you see anything that I’m planning to donate that you want, feel free to take it!”. At first I had a decent pile of fall decorations, a wreath and a couple other accessories (and was tempted by a couple other things). But before I left I thought wiser about taking more stuff than I actually needed and left with the wreath, some crystal strands (maybe for Faith’s room redo), and LED pinecone branches (still not sure where those will go but I loved them and there were new in the box!).
I wasn’t really sure where the wreath would go, either, but as I was cleaning up before family came
because that’s about the only time I clean I tossed it up on the shelf where there was an empty space…and what do you know, it worked!