We all have that room or space in our home: ‘The Space Which Must Not Be Named” (gold star for anyone who gets that reference). Well, after letting the world into my home this past year, I’ve finally shown the one space that vexes me the most, and it’s under the stairs. Today, Patrons of mine can watch my video where I begin tackling this decluttering project. Woot! (Don’t worry, if you’re not a patron, you can watch it tomorrow when it goes live to the public!).
This mystery closet space has been a catch-all for holiday decorations, mudroom overflow, technology, motel supplies, and honestly just a bunch of junk! It finally occurred to me that if I don’t give this space a name – a purpose – then it will always fall back to what it is now: A messy junk room.
All ideas for this under the stairs space are welcome! Seriously, I need ideas! 😉 So feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!
Week 1 Progress:
As you can see, under the stairs at my house is a minimalist nightmare… This pic was take before we got started.
Below: We had our dear old turtle, Copernicus (Perni), set up under the stairs as a temporary home, but he just never got moved out of there! He’s much happier now in his NEW home.. On TOP of the stairs!
(Below) After our first decluttering session, this is where we landed. There is still a long ways to go!
Under The Stairs Idea: Pantry and recycling area
Under The Stairs Idea: Mudroom
Under The Stairs Idea: Kids play area
Any other ideas you have for this space are welcome! Leave a comment if you have thoughts on how we can give this unusable space some real purpose! This will be an evolving post, so I’ll update as the room progresses!