Yesterday I emptied and cleaned the basement. Then, using a formula my wife found online, with lime purchased at Reiman's Hardware, I mixed up several gallons of old fashioned whitewash.
The results are crappy looking up close but the basement seems cleaner and it is brighter and it was very easy. I can't wait to see how much of the garbage I pulled out of the basement was actually taken by the garbagemen this morning. I know it was a lot but aren't they called New York's Strongest?