Regular readers of this blog (thanks for that, by the way!) are pretty familiar with our apartment’s rather minimal aesthetic. It’s now time to head downstairs and reveal what lurks below, in our enormous basement.
Whoa. This is what happens you have virtually unlimited storage space. It’s an embarrassment of riches.
From the few episodes of Hoarders I’ve seen, “That could be useful!” seems to be a go-to hoarding justification. I get that. Sentimental? Don’t care. Pretty? Sure, I’ll keep a few pretty things. But useful? I want all them things. Get in my basement, potentially useful things.
Thanks to a major Craigslist score, all them useful things are now organized on some amazing heavy-duty storage shelves. These are the utility shelves of my dreams. $15 a unit!
It’s possible that someone could find more happiness on Craigslist for $45, but it probably isn’t legal.
I have a potting station, by the way: it’s a $5 metal shelving unit and a tabletop the previous tenants left in the basement. I keep potting soil in an IKEA SORTERA bin. This station is proof positive that I’m turning into my mother.