We have lived in our present home since 2002. Due to reason’s beyond our control we could not do anything to the house for several years. The house is over 200 years old and needed lots of updating as most old farmhouses do. Each year we had a bucket list of things that needed attention or changes. We also had 500+ acres of farmland and beef cattle to care for. Closets were the least of our worries!!
Finally this spring I got to clean out a very small closet under the stairs which were on the west side of our living room. We rarely used it BUT it needed to be cleaned out and cleaned up!!
It was full of boxes of dishes, old farm receipts, tax papers dating back as far as the 1960’s, some antiques, a telescope, cobbler’s shoe tree, antique dynamite detonation box, and lots of very old clothes. I had several bags of trash to take to the landfill!
Now it’s cleaned out, scrubbed and refreshed with only the telescope taking up residence. I will probably store our window fans in the nice space after summer heating is over. I had hubby cut me some cedar blocks from a fallen tree to place in the space to keep it from smelling like an old house and the beautiful wooden planks on the wall show up nicely now.
One more bucket list item marked off!!