The Palutis Family Basement: Before
With a bare bulb, a stained concrete floor, and no real shelving, the uninviting basement was a dumping ground for bulky toys—many past their prime—and “weird man junk from Michael’s bachelor days,” according to Nancy: flags, license plates, and record albums.
Found In (and Tossed From) the Palutis Basement
- 1 box of tube lighting
- 1 sheet of paneling
- 3 pickup truck–loads of toys (including a dollhouse and a cardboard castle), donated to kids in Nicaragua
- 5 old area rugs
- 4 boxes of blinds