Post # 1
To all the southern bees who do not have basements, I am curious as to where you put all of your stuff that northerners would put in their basements?
I am moving to Georgia in December and while doing some packing in my basement I got to thinking where the hell am I going to put all of this stuff if we don’t have a basement. Basements are necessary here because of winters and how deep the foundations need to go. I have never lived without a basement.
So Southern bees, where do you put your workout equipment? Your tools? Your old crap that you want to keep but don’t necessarily use often? Board games? etc.
Post # 3
Guest room is the wedding room 🙁 and workout room but we have a HUGE shop on our property its bigger than the house so all the tools and everything else go there. We have a huge attic too
Post # 4
A shed in the back yard… I live in Georgia too, but most houses seem to have basements or atleast a garage, unless you live in an older home.
Post # 5
Okay, so tools would go in your shed or garage. Extra stuff would go in your attic, and workout equipment would go in a spare room, or a room above the garage.
I think rooms above the garage are the southerners form of a basement. Not everyone has one, but a lot of people do, at least around here. That’s where you send kids to play, it’s where you have an extra TV. People use it for all kinds of things.
Garages are also used for workout equipment and storage, it just depends on the person’s preference.
Post # 6
I hate not having a basement! grew up with them in Virginia… when I moved to southeastern VA I noticed they didn’t have basements (something about the water table and how the region should really be underwater) and was wierded out. Then moving to FL people are like… what?? a basement??? as of right now the second bedroom is a storage place… it’s killing me… I can’t wait to find a house that at least has SOME storage areas, or at least a garage (we’re renting right now and no garage). even though I prefer to use my garage for what it’s meant to be used for, pulling your car into!!!!!
Post # 7
Maybe southern people just have less stuff? What all is in storage that you reallly need? I mean, if it’s in storage, it means you’re not using it (or not using it much), so do you really need it?
Post # 8
tools and season items go in the garage or a shed. We have many cabinets and shelves in the garage for all the stuff. Everything is organized so two cars can still fit in. Exercise equipment goes in a spare room. I’ve never had a basement and never really found it to be a problem. I guess maybe it forces you to pare down how much extra stuff you keep.
Post # 9
Ha ha i live in CA where we have no basements, non accesible attics, tiny houses. and small garages (often single car where I am). You just get rid of everything!
Post # 10
Well I’m not a southern Bee, but we don’t have a basement here and all the extra (there is a lot) xmas stuff, Halloween stuff, etc. Goes in the garage.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We just bought our first house, and it doesn’t have a basement. Our lifesaver is the garage + shed in the backyard. We try to keep our possesions fairly minimal, but the main kicker is 6 sets of skis, 6 bikes, and crapload of camping / backpacking / fishing / hunting / gardening gear…
Post # 13
We live in New England without a basement! It’s really uncommon for someone in our town to have one. Everyone has sheds in the backyard. We put our tools, bikes, patio stuff in the shed. Anything else goes into the attic or to Goodwill!
It really keeps the amount of “stuff” we have limited!
Post # 14
There are always storage units you can get.
Post # 15
Haha, oh OP, I totally hear ya. Basements are the best for stuffing extra crap away! I live in Texas now and we make do with walk-in closets, an attic above the garage, and a garage that has a bumpout where we keep our tools.
Post # 16
In my house in GA we had a basement, and we stored most stuff down there (but it was an older house). My little post-war box house in AL had no basement, but I had an awesomely huge linen close in the hallway where I kept most stuff, and the rest went in the guest room closet and in a big old wardrobe closet that had been my grandmother’s. Oh, I also had an old footlocker that I used as a coffee table, and I kept board games and stuff in there. I kept tools and gardening stuff in the laundry room by the back door.
Houses with no basement usually will have other storage, but it’s all spread out. Most houses will have at least crawl space basement or attic.