Organizing the Basement Play Area

I don’t know about your  kids, but mine hate to play in the basement.  However, since we homeschool, my children are ALWAYS close by, and sometimes we I need some distance. So I am trying to do what I can to make the basement a more pleasant place for some occasional play.

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

I showed you a few weeks ago how we transformed with paint.

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

This is the play area before we painted,

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

and after we painted.
Lately, it has been looking like this,

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

and this.

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

Shocking, I know. The overflow from their rooms ends up down here, and when friends come over,  and they actually play down down here, it ends up in this shape. So with my husband’s begging blessing, I have been purging furniture, toys, books, puzzles, chalkboards, stuffed animals and trash.

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

 

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

Here is what the space is looking like now.

, Organizing the Basement Play Area,
, Organizing the Basement Play Area,

Well, it did look this way until about 4 seconds after I took the picture.
What is it about organizing kids’ things that makes them want to go and start dumping things right back out
immediately?
Are your kids like that?
My future plans are for some of their artwork framed and put up on the walls, and some track lighting. Hopefully I can get to this soon, and I will be sure and show the results!