I can't believe it but things are finally coming together.... My best friend and I have worked for a week and cleaned out the basement.....It was a total mess, due to the movers just throwing things all over when we moved 3 years ago.... Then it became the junk place to just put things we didn't need.... So I got a lot of plastic bins and we literally put things I want in them and went thru almost everything and I think threw out about 40+ black garbage bags......... Now you have to remember my husband is a pack rat and he probably had a fit but did not go thru most of the bags I threw out but did find a bag with old maps from the early 90's in states we will never need and decided he had to have them ...... Then we had a garage sale and did pretty good, but it was funny because my friend shopped (no charge) my garage sale and took way too many things..... She was the one who kept preaching unclutter and she said how uncluttered her house it but I changed my decorating from Shabby Chic to clean lines like a pottery barn look so she took all my shabby chic stuff which made me think now it is your clutter......I am calling goodwill or some organization to pick up the rest of the stuff. The new carpet will be installed in the finished basement in one week, I need to paint and then I will get to have a TV/play area for the kids with our family room furniture and I am making a sewing area for me. One room will have a pool table. It will be so strange to have all this extra room and have it CLEAN and not filled with any junk. So as hard as it was it is very rewarding to see the end result..... Hopefully DH will learn to let go of things and not bring any more stuff in the house.