Yesterday was a very full day for me with the help of my beautiful Granddaughter and her equally beautiful friend, Amber. We took on one of the old houses on the farm that is filled with decades of junk, furniture, treasures and more.
The girls came to the farm around 9:30 and we went to the mansion to start the cleanout. Hubby had taken our big farm truck over there the night before after putting side rails on it for us to pack in all the junk we could get on it.
I will tell you rather than show how full the one room we worked on all day. There was a small path that I had to walk sideways to get from one room in the house to the other. It was packed wall to wall and higher than I am tall full of six decades of junk, furniture, treasures belonging to the Caldwell family. I must confess that I think that I must have been somewhat of a hoarder over the last 30 years and kept anything that might have been considered a treasure by our previous generations and the present!!
My girls worked so hard but we also had a blast and they had me laughing most of the day but they are both hard workers when given an objective. Our objective was to put anything that looked like junk on that truck and we couldn’t quit until it was full. Four hours later it was full and here’s the proof:
Here’s a few pictures of the cleanup of the living room and a hallway off the living room. We will probably still have two or three truckloads before it’s cleaned out.
You might ask why get rid of all the Christmas decor and old cloth items, well, when we came into our house yesterday afternoon hubby said we smelled like an old house. YUCK!! Everything in the mansion stored for any length of time will have that smell quadrupled!!
I still have a lot to clean out and this was a huge start!
Thank you Victoria and Amber! I couldn’t have done it without your help!