With a busy career and three growing children life just started to pile up around us, literally. We tried to stay on top of the clutter but eventually we gave up. Fast forward a few years and we knew we needed help with our basement. It was embarrassing that the clutter had gotten to the state it had. The kids were embarrassed to have friends over and we couldn't locate items we knew were down there!
Fast forward to finding Suzanne here on HomeStars! She was amazing from first contact. She came to the house to asses the scope of the job and we set a date for the work to be done. Her warm, kind demeanor put me at ease immediately and she disarmed my anxiety about showing her the mess in the basement!
Although I had a basic understanding or organizing and had lots of ideas from Pinterest Suzanne helped me bring it all together and chunk it out so the process didn't overwhelm me!
On the day the organization was done Suzanne and her helper Les came ready to work and started right away! The girls were great sitting with the kids and in a no pressure environment they selected what they wanted to keep and donate. If there were unsure they defaulted to, "let's keep and you can donate later".
We tackled our home theatre / music room, Barbie City, a den area and the "scary room". We also re-purposed a weight area into a craftroom!
It was a huge amount to bite off and it was a huge feat. We donated a huge amount of kids clothes and organized and labeled what was left that we were still using. Some pieces of the project went beyond our 9 hour day together but Suzanne kept reminding me when she sensed I was getting overwhelmed that the mess didn't happen in a day and wouldn't all be solved in a day.
I have included some before and after pics. In my opinion the before pics don't properly show just how bad the entire space was! Now we are so pleased to enjoy this space and it's truly a peaceful sanctuary for my children and their friends.
I whole heatedly recommend Suzanne and her team!