It is not as if I haven’t been down this road several times before. The size of my Aunt’s hoarding mess has not been lost on me, nor probably on you if you have followed here since last year. But today it gave us all, that were helping, that this project is gigantic and begs some decisions.
There is not enough room to move and sort. There is little room to move boxes to available space and sort. We have filled up a good portion of the patio and storage shed. The carport, garage and shop we just spent the last month emptying of debris, stuff and filth must wait for now. There is just so much stuff in the house on all levels and it is so densely jammed.
This is not insurmountable, just daunting. Sales will be held and multiple locations in the yard will be set up for the sale. As items leave new merchandise will be brought out and on and on it will go. But, that pre-sorting, pricing and warehousing will be cumbersome, in our estimation, after today’s efforts. Everything is keepable. Everything is salvageable. Everything could be sold. Yes, some will be donated (we are even considering donating all the contents of the Storage locker (worth thousands I imagine) to a charity (yes, http://magstheaxe.wordpress.com/ we will surely inspect the contents of every box before it goes out the door…check her recent comments).
But, in the end, we have more stuff than we may be able to sell in a dozen or more weeks of sales and that is exhausting and not fair to the neighborhood. We will price stuff to sell and move stuff off the property. But, boy howdy, is there a lot of stuff. More than we realized and we have only scratched the surface of the interior of the house. No, I am not bringing in outside help. Been there, done that. Not as efficient as you might assume.
More scrap metal has just continued to pile up and up. Another load will be hauled away this week by the Team once the drop box is picked up tomorrow. Now on a lighter note…..
Today was just one of those weird days: snowed, then sunshine, then hail. Stuff Overload coupled with all the What if’s and How will’s of strategizing. In the end, we will push forward and prepare as best as we can. I said I would not let this one get to me. Slow and easy.