Decisions: That ‘damn storage locker’ (my Aunt’s exclamation) will be emptied out this weekend. The Team will erect a large tent in the back yard; rent a big truck; empty the contents of that storage locker and transport it all to the hoarding house and sort it this weekend for resale, donations and garbage.
Psychologically this is a killer to do. But, we must save the ever ticking $300. a month to the storage locker company. If I thought we were going to stall out and not move the stuff down the driveway, I would give it away. But, the consensus of opinion is we will move (sell) the stuff and will not be stuck in a back yard mess.
Why is this any big deal? Well, that back yard was jammed before. To move so much stuff back into that space is galling. Also, my mom had tent after tent in her hoarding back yard….full of crap for years….so the plan of erecting the tent is annoying as hell. In fact, the tent will probably remain for several months necessitating buying another one for the driveway (the original plan). Crap!
But, this is the most expedient plan to save cash and once and for all get rid of ‘damn storage locker’. It will be a very busy weekend.
The Team members delivered all the chemicals this morning. The staff at the drop site said it was the largest private delivery they had had in some time. We paid $60.00 for the privilege. A load of scrap metal will be picked up this week from the driveway.
Imagine the neighbors this weekend as we arrive with the large U-Haul full of more stuff. I estimate it will take at least 4 trips. I find this all particularly frustrating given our recent weekend of feeling overwhelmed with all the stuff that we already had. Now to introduce that much more stuff beneath a tent in the back yard is a seemingly giant step backwards…..yet, it has to be done and imagine the pictures once we are done erecting the circus tent. BooHoo, I know. It just shows that hoarding has its mental gymnastics and Hoarding Woes definitely has its mental journey.