We’re feeling the heat–not only the temperature, but also the fact that my parents will be moving in to our basement suite in just over a month!

To make room for them, the first thing to be done is organize the storage room.  I forgot to take a “before” picture of the messy storage room, but here it is in the basement kitchen:

Could *you* live here?

Could *you* live here?

Some of that really needs to be in storage.  Others are boxes we just haven’t unpacked since moving a year ago.

We found some great modular shelving at IKEA.  Heavy-duty metal shelving, free-standing or attached to the wall, large shelves, just what I was looking for (and couldn’t find at the obvious places like Rona, Home Depot, or even Storage Solutions).

So this weekend we finished installing the shelves and started sorting through the piles.  (Helen is currently having fun sorting just one of those boxes, which holds years of old letters!  Remember those?  The kinds made out of paper?)

Ahh, that's more like it!

Ahh, that's more like it!

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