The hoarding cleanup can seem never ending. A whole day will be spent gaining a 2′ x 8′ section. Such was the case yesterday. Actually we did much better than that, but we salvaged that size section while actually de-stuffing (my new hoarding phrase…feel free to use it) a bigger area. Yet, the area is still piled high with more. And, if you let yourself think about it, there are a half dozen more areas just like it on the property, not to include the interior of the house. So, don’t dwell. Plot, calculate the time involved, the money involved (it adds up quickly) and have faith that week by week some portion will be handled. Keep it in perspective because there still will be umpteen sales to be had and life’s unexpected interruptions (events you can’t miss on a weekend, sickness, injuries, no help, lack of energy for the day, vacations, weather).
Ok, burning daylight. Heading down to the full drop box, which will be picked up within the hour and a new one dropped. On the way, I will buy more work gloves, boxes and strapping tape, light bulbs and first aid supplies (everyone sustained cuts yesterday through gloves and clothing). Which brings to mind, don’t ever wear anything you don’t mind ruining from tears and stains. And, if after you leave you decide to stop for a beer or a bite, remember you stink from the unavoidable hoarding smells. Your shoes, your clothes, your face and hair will smell.