The Bradburys retake their cluttered basement and create clearly defined areas for work and play.
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Before: Overrun with Clutter
Holly and Bob Bradbury have a large, 21' x 21' basement — big enough to accommodate their activities and those of their three active children — but the room has no clearly defined areas.
When they first moved into their home, they envisioned the basement as a great office and recreation room. Instead the space is overrun with clutter. The space has been taken over with toys, sports equipment, drums and a bookcase holding old toys that are being saved for future generations. The TV area is cluttered with stored games and sports equipment.
Holly has a sad little corner desk that she never uses because things are so messy all around it. The cluttered office is crammed underneath the stairs, making the desk awkward to use.
Professional organizer Liz Witts has a plan for the family that creates five usage zones that are equipped with the appropriate containers and furniture to keep clutter at bay.
The Cherry family basement is not living up to its potential, but that's about to change.Advertisement
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