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  1. Question and Answer
    been getting into fruit dh keeps down there because a full weeks wont fit in the fridge and its cool down there, bite marks to big for a mouse not messy or noisy enough for a racoon' guy from exterminators said he has hgad alot of calls inour area for squirrels raccoons opposums ...
  2. Pets
    Since the dogs can no longer be trusted loose in the basement (they potty in it) I am considering taking back my spare bedroom upstairs and moving the small animals to the basement. I want to move my computer back into that room, its a very bright and sunny room that I want to have as a guest...
  3. Home Environment
    Hi everybody! As I mentioned in my Decluttered Home Office Thread, this year I have made a committment to work on one large project each month. For February that was decluttering and organizing my basement. It wasn't absolutely horrendous. I think it was just the typical basement - a dumping...
  4. DIY
    While alot of people will pick a nostalgic theme for a basement renovation, its usually a 50s or 60s look. Take a peek at this one though. My guess is you've never seen anything like it, so expect to be pleasantly surprised. :thumb: The attention to detail is amazing! This man is truly talented...
  5. Question and Answer
    My basement is made of stone and cement...It stinks down there...and stuff is getting ruined... Is there anything I can use to help decrease the moisture? Would a bowl of baking soda help? I really cant afford a dehumidifier...:(
  6. DIY
    Has anyone ever used a product called "Barricade"? It is a floating subfloor system consisting of 2'X2' tongue and groove tiles that lock together. It's OBS on the top and blue styrofoam underneath. We've priced them out and the regular price is only slightly more than building a subfloor...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Cold Room in Basement. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WVRGE 30 August 2009 Cold Room Construction Cold room construction in the utility room in the basement. Purpose is for storing garden produce. Potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, beets, etc. This is the cold room built in my basement. Space...
  8. Home Environment
    Yesterday I found mouse droppings in my basement. I didn't see any in the laundry room, which is where I keep the food, but I'm scared to look too closely in case I find an actual mouse. Terrified to check my fabric. I just cleaned out my kitchen cupboards, thankfully no evidence there...
  9. Home Environment
    It's supposed to be 10C tomorrow (51F for all you other people) and with that, we figured it would be a fantastic day to take a load or two to the dump. These are things that cannot be salvaged or given away and have been with us for more than a couple of years. I am dreading this. Why? We have...
  10. Home Environment
    I'm so happy about this! It's taken us a really really long time to get the basement half that isn't used as a playroom into the shape where things are organized. It's been such a mess over the last year or so, what with doing the kids' playroom and dumping everything else into that part of the...
  11. Money challenges
    Now that I sound like a deadbeat living in my moms basement, let me explain, lol. In Feb, we decided to move and made a deal with our landlords to leave by the 20th if they found new tenants, which they did. Well, loooong story short, they kept our security deposit for illegal reasons, making it...
  12. Home Environment
    Background. When I bought this 1930's house 3-4 years ago, we knew the basement leaked. The first year we got a trickle down there, the second year, more, etc etc. They had waterproof paint on the basement walls, and I think its wearing off. I have nothing in my basement but the washer/dryer...
  13. Stockpiling
    I went shopping today. It was Club Pack sale day and of course, DS starts his first official half day of school Monday. Last week, four of the days were just an hour long to give him time to adjust. Monday he goes in for three hours in the afternoon. He needs at least a snack with him every day...
  14. Home Environment
    We bought our home 7 months ago, still our basement is horrible looking, any tips on organizing an out of control basement.
  15. Home Environment
    Some of you may remember my whinefest "I don't know where to start" Thread about my basement! Well I followed the tips you all gave me, and lo and behold I have gone through every single box. I have gotten rid of: 3 garbage bags of clothing - donated 29 cardboard boxes - emptied and recycled...
  16. DIY
    Any advice? It's been raining all afternoon and into the night and we've got leaks. One leak is coming in beneath the stairs that lead down to the basement on the west side of the house and the other is coming from beneath a basement window at the back of the house (south side). How much should...
  17. DIY
    Ok, since this flooding that we are having, we have to redo our basement. its been completely finished already and now we have to replace carpet in one room and redrywall another room and put up I beams to help fix a crack in our basement wall from mudjacking that we had done last year that the...
  18. Health and beauty
    Man. We got 3 inches of rain (which is about 1/5 of our yearly total....lol) too. There were tornadoes all around us and a small town 10 miles away was hit hard. No deaths thankfully but lots and lots of destruction. We went to a friend's basement and had a good visit with other folks who did...
  19. General Chat
    A few minutes ago I went downstairs to get something out of the pantry and noticed water in the hallway. I went into the laundry room to check what was going on and saw a huge lake around my basement drain! And dh is out of town working. So I called Roto-Rooter and they will be here in about...
  20. Utilities
    I finally got dh to agree to hang me a clothesline in the basement for the winter. I hang them outside in the summer...can't hang them in the basement in the summer because it's fairly damp. But in the winter, it's really dry down there because the furnace is going, heating things up, stirring...
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