I have a week in town with quite a bit of consulting work preparation to do before another business trip followed quickly by a visit to my 90 year old mother. So I am only going to start on the basement after I finish sweeping out the shed later today between leaf raking chores.
We have already decided to store all of the patio furniture in the storage area in the carport so that will remove 2 chairs from the basement. I already removed the old dehumidifier, a Christmas tree stand and old paint as well as replacing the old smoke detector. I don't think that leaves much to actually remove from the house but we'll see. It is finally getting colder here and the basement is unheated so I want to get it done this week. Our laundry area is down there and can use anything I can come up with to make it less onerous to go there to do the laundry each week. Wish me luck!