Surviving the Depths: Living in the Basement

If there is one think that I have learned in my life so far it is that living in the basement sucks. You do it for many reasons: cheaper rent, cooler summers, the occasional bigger space; But it really sucks.

Recently, I have been blessed with the opportunity to move into an above ground dwelling and I couldn’t be more happy. However, I was thinking that many of you might also hate the basement yet not have the luxury of moving at this time. I thought I would share some ideas to make your basement stay a little more pleasant and give you my thoughts on surviving the depths.

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Tips for Cleaning Your Room

Here we go with some more tips. Lets face it. We all get messy at some point. I really like a tidy and clean space, but when I am stressed the state of my room rapidly declines. With my upcoming surgery, I decided to make sure my room was clean. This idea struck me as good because it would give me peace of mind, get rid of any dirt that could hinder healing, and allow me to move around easily if the painkillers make me a bit loopy. Today is actually my cleaning day, but I will outline my plan here and hopefully it will work for us all!

  1. Assess the damage.

Look at your space and try not to feel overwhelmed if there is lots to do. What are the major things that need to be cleaned? Do you have a part that is particularly bad or something that you have to clean weekly? Keep these in mind and don’t worry you can handle it! Continue reading “Tips for Cleaning Your Room”