Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Cold room clean up



As I mentioned in my post yesterday with all the snow we have out here I am afraid that our basement is going to flood. So I have decided to get as much up and off the basement floor as I can. I am starting in the cold room. Now the cold room is just a little dark dank room in our basement. It has a really low ceiling and is usually kind of damp. It's not the kind of place you want to be in with the door closed and the lights off!

Everything of importance is already off the floor in here, but it needs to get organized and well I had to start somewhere right.  

 here is a before pic


 All the jars on the floor are donated jars from family members.  Most of them are older than me and use the glass lid with a rubber sealer. You can buy the metal lids and bands to go with them now too though. I have another 2 boxes of just lids and bands so they should still be usable, however, I am a little more than afraid to use most of them!

And here is the after picture. I took all the jars and put them up on the shelves. It was a little scary and I screamed 3 times. Why you ask.....spiders..YUCK Now most of them were dead but I kept thought I was seeing "things" running around and thus screamed...lol


I had 15 jars of pickles that I am going to toss(the contents not the jars) They looked a little questionable so I figured we would never eat them and I needed the room...so bye bye. Otherwise everything else is looking great. I was surprised that there was a lot less than we had this time last year!

And here is the floor all tidy and moist and yep that is black mold!!! I am going to get down there with an old broom and some bleach and scrub that stuff away. 

I know there are still a couple of boxes of stuff sitting around. The box with the bowl is just lids and bands and the other one is strainers, my pitter and stuff..lol

Okay now off to work on the other part of the basement!




9 comments:

  1. Wow look at all those jars. I don't put up nearly as many jars as you do.

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  2. This looks so much like the shelving in my basement - but I don't can anymore and I gave all my jars away.

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  3. Wow! Look at all the food you've preserved! Very impressive.
    I don't even you the clean up task though. Especially of that mold.

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  4. Wow, I used to have a pantry stocked like that! Now, no kids to eat all that food, no room to store it any more - kinda miss it all! Your room is so nicely organized, good job!

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  5. Hello Mrs. Pickles...sorry you had to throw out some questionable items. Your newly organized and cleaned shelves really look wonderful. It is always nice (after completion) to have things tidy. My Grandmother and mother used to do all kinds of canning and preserving but I never do. My younger sister is good at doing so too as she is vegetarian and grows a large garden. Blessings and Happy Hopping...

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