Keeping the basement neat and organized is something I try to do and fail at miserably! I finally talked my husband into building sturdy wooden shelves that would provide all the storage I needed. This was a basic DIY project using 2 x 4’s and particle board. Thank goodness there’s a Lowe’s really close by, all we do is leave our sub division, go to the red light, turn, and you’re there.
Piles of stuff, surrounded by piles of stuff, surround exercise equipment! If you wanted to use it you couldn’t even get to it.
Here we’ve already started building the shelves, but just looking at all this clutter makes me sick.
A bike and a scarf on a treadmill? Could you ride a bike on a treadmill?
This metal closet separates the junk area from the tool area, which is slightly more organized.
The arrow is pointing to another room, approximately 15 x 15, where I keep all my paint and store patio furniture in winter.
Putting the shelves together was fairly simple. We built a 10 foot section and a 5 foot section, each with 3 shelves, between the basement support columns. Because the wall was left unfinished, the screw heads in the studs could been seen, shown by the blue lines. The red line is the chalk line we snapped after using a laser level to get it straight.
We put together the frames before screwing them into the wall studs. You can see one finished frame on the floor.
Sorry to end here, part 2 of this project is coming up next. It’s a beautiful sight to behold!