ginger at home

room to work, and play!

so. im a crazy person. my baby is due in about two months and i have a desperate need to reorganize and rearrange everything in my house. a couple weeks ago it was the upstairs closets (linen, entryway, and pantry/cleaning), and this week it has been my basement family room and work area (which will hopefully be a real studio space one day,haha). the closets weren’t that bad because i recruited j’s teenage brothers to repaint and fix up the interiors so all i had to do was empty them before and reorganize them after. the basement on the other hand has been a different story. for some reason i got it in my head that if i was going to reorganize my supplies that i needed to take the wood paneling off the walls first.. just because… no other reason. yeah. so i did just that.


this is halfway through the process, as usual i didnt take a before. i didn’t even ask j. i just did it one morning (and consequent morning and afternoon) and sent j a picture at work of the work in progress titled “look what i did”. j, being the smart guys he is, told me to not do anymore till we did a lead test on the pain on the cement under the panels … so, yesterday i did that and we are good to go, no lead down here. in between the more laborious panel removing i “rested” by making a floor plan of the basement in order to figure out where to move everything to.


j said he would move furniture and tables and shelving until we had a solid plan 🙂 again, very smart guy, he knows me well. i basically decided to move everything from one side of the room to the other. fun. of course i cant move furniture or even help really so when we had a friend over for dinner lastnight we recruited him to help j move all the stuff. they were great. i love how things are working outdown here. i really wanted to seal and repaint the walls before i put everything away but there are so many more projects for j to work on and since the sealer is bad for pregnant ladies to sniff, i just cant do it myself. oh well, it will get done someday.


i just have to put everything away now.



so today i will be finding homes for everything (i hope), and then the true work on baby room accessories can begin. after i finish this little endeavor i plan to reorganize the rest of the basement (my basement is ridiculously big and wonderful and i don’t deserve it). i want to go through all my holiday stuff and put it away in a better fashion as well as go through stuff i have been saving since i was a kid and purge some of it. i also want to get rid of random stuff we don’t use, i dunno maybe even have a garage sale this spring. hopefully i will take pictures as i go along. i always forget to take good before pictures, i just dig in to the project and then get excited about photographing it. off to work now.






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  1. * gingerathome says:

    sooo.. i have no idea why i cant get rid of that huge space at the top of the page…. i dont have time to figure it out now… lets just suffice it to say that i am no professional.

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  2. * allison says:

    good gracious ginny! you are so in the “nesting” phase of your pregnancy! i love organizing though too and how fun that you drew out a plan and labeled it and everything. my husband would love that!

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  3. * j says:

    that house needs to lose about 600 lbs

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  4. * alitoney says:

    How do you know when you deserve a big basement or not? =P

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  5. * gingerathome says:

    woohoo my hubby helped me fix the weird space issue..

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  6. * thedullfamily says:

    okay so you are SO nesting!!!

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  7. * crystal says:

    You have been a very busy girl! I can’t wait to see it when I move back to harrass you…um I mean move back home.

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago

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