Thursday, January 13, 2011

Help! My basement threw up on itself!

Warning: The pictures you are about to see might alarm, astound, daunt, agitate, horrify, repel, startle, terrify and even curdle your blood. If you have high blood pressure, heart disease or any heart condition please take caution when viewing these and enter at your own risk. If you have been consuming alcohol it might make looking at these pictures much easier to digest! This room contains excessive holiday decor that will make you all thankful for not having this shit to deal with. Don't say I didn't warn you? Please, if you are from TLC, this is not a request to be on your show Hoarders! (I think my husband might be in favor of it!)

Really people this is actually organized chaos! Oh hell, who am I kidding. I started off great and only brought a few bins upstairs and then back down again. Then it got to a point where I couldn't look at one more Christmas decoration so I just ran it down the steps. One thing I did learn from my 37th trip up and down the stairs is that I am seriously out of shape. I could use my treadmill, but unfortunately I can't find it! Yep, it's currently buried under all this crap. I guess that should be the number 1 reason to get all this organized, you think?

So who wants to go shopping in my basement? I've always said, "Everything has a price!"

I should also let you know that since these pictures were taken, more has been added to the dump. Ok, maybe I do need an intervention. Maybe not Hoarders because it's not random crap, just Christmas and a lot of it! Every year the process of getting all this out makes me crazy. Then I enjoy it until it is time to take it down again. I think I just need Julie Morgenstern the professional organizer (maybe she will find out I'm plugging her and come knocking on my door). She has been on Oprah and Nate Berkus and she is great!

Since I doubt that is actually going to happen I am just going to remove myself from the situation. Does anyone have a room I can rent? Wrong approach I know. Since I live here and it is my shit I better tackle it. What I mean is, I am going to pretend I am the professional organizer and this house ( I think I'll name her Sybil, she truly has multiple personalities, kind of like my daughter, but that is another post) is my client! So this is going to be a challenge. A huge challenge I might add but I think I can do it. I will set a goal that by next Wednesday I will post these pictures and their after and let you know how organized I can be.

I cannot let you all think I live like a pig (I know, I have before). I just wanted you to know I do have some clean rooms to what might seem like a complete hell hole of a house and that is my living room. I have rearranged it for like the 73 time in two days. I just purchased a buffet at an antique store that was about 150.00 and I love the green. I'm up for ideas for the mantle and I am so sick of my pictures at the sides of my mom's pie safe. Ideas?

This sign is in Gaelic and means "100,000 welcomes" . This was found in an Irish Pub. I thought it might work above the green buffet but the greens are not the same. Still not sure where it should go.

This Paris mirror I would like to incorporate it in somewhere but how many mirrors can you have in one room?

Oh and it looks like I've be massacring some pigeons in the kitchen, but I promise I haven't! I was just taking down the feather boa from the lighting in the kitchen. Please stop me from doing that again. They are everywhere, my hair, my clothes my mouth. I'm done!

Well I'd love any suggestions for the Living Room you might have. Ok, fine, whatever you want to say about the Hell Hole I can take them too!


Mel said...

You have good shit man (said like Cheech, or is that Chong?)

Anywho, I think the Irish sign would look great above the pie chest and you could leave the existing picture frames, maybe just change what's in them. They really are nice frames.

BeWellMama said...

omg, hysterical. Thanks for the LOLs

Susan S. said...

Hi had me cracking up at your post! Love the new buffet! What a deal. :)
You are lucky you have a room where you can "store" all that Christmas stuff, but I know what you mean about it driving you crazy. However, the rest of the house looks beautiful. :)

☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

What a riot!!! You have to admit...your basement looks so bright and cheery! I nearly crapped in my pants when I saw the Irish welcome...I've got one too!!! As for the feathers...come to my house and you'll find a trail of pink ones (granddaughter's boa)!

Rachel said...

Maybe it's just me, but your basement looks SUPER organized. Like... really. I should post a picture of my garage. You would pee your pants, I promise.
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Kerry said...

Ah good luck with it all Megan. There is one consolation least you have a basement for all that storage...we're not big on them here! I'm still picking up bits of white boa from my christmas wreath...the only decorating I did...won't be doing that again!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I think we all have b een there or are there with our Sybils -- thanks for the fun post. Joni

Eschelle said...

I really love that Gaelic sign!

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Mrs. Tuna said...

I'm not even going to discuss the Big Tuna's garage. It consistently looks like a bar room brawl has occured in the man cave.

Mandi said...

Dude. . . so with you on the basement being dumping ground. How did I get so much junk?

Momma Needs Coffee said...

Awesome blog!!

FairfieldHouse said...


This is how living in a smaller house had its advantages for me -- nothing got inside unless it was going to be used and was replacing something else! I think I can help you with the Gaelic sign -- send it to me! HA!

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Hyde said...

I would DIE to go shopping in that basement haha.
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DP said...

Your home is very beautiful! And that basement looks like it's fun to rummage through. :-)

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Karyn Climans said...

The upstairs of your house is stunning! The basement is, as you know, a disaster zone. How about hauling everything on to your front lawn with a giant sign ... "Help Yourself: FREE".
I know that's easier for me to say because I personally hate "dust collectors".
Hope I haven't offended you but you said you could take it!

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Natalie Jean (Bottoms) Kelsey said...

Your blog is adorable..Like minds...I have a sybil too:) I would have put this in a personal message to you but I can't seem to figure it out through this blog thing so I'm postin here:)
Glad to be following you :) Have a great week!!

Karyn said...

How I wish I had a basement to store things ! I know it would be a mess .Basements arent really big here in Australia
Karyn x

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