If you have followed along these last few years, you know the magnitude of what we had first at my Mom’s hoarding house and then at my Aunt’s hoarding house. I have remarked that it isn’t easy to stay in touch with where you have been and it is even harder to see where you are going.
We just finished an enormously successful estate sale. That is measured not just in the final dollars earned but in a sense of what was sold and what is left after the sale. In all the prior sales (Yard/Garage sales) thousands upon thousands of items were sold. I say that often and I am not exaggerating.
In the estate sale that just concluded, again thousands of items were sold. So what is left? Clean rooms yet? No. But note this, as I do to keep a perspective on what has happened and what needs to happen…we now possess less than (1 %) of what was….look at the pictures of the remaining property and realize what was sold, donated, trashed etc. and we now possess well less than 1% of what was.
In some places there is beautiful, new space…not seen in decades. In other areas, the stuff has been consolidated and yet in others it looks like no one came and took away…yet they did. So what remains has to go. Thrift shops were given the call this past weekend, yet few came. Those that did ‘scored’. Those that didn’t we understand. Buyers will come this week and truly score. Our success will be measured in space, freedom and finality.
I do hope at some point to show the home in an empty state. I hope to maybe, maybe not, write what it all meant and will mean. Then I will be done with this stage in our life. The lessons drawn will probably come into view even years from now.