Twenty years of clutter to clear

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Roanoke ValleyWe are working to get our home ready for sale.

As a Realtor®, I know what needs to be done.

The challenge is that doing that requires a lot of hard decisions on items that have been part of our lives for many years.

Today I went through dozens of tee-shirts which I had collected over the years.   Being in the world of technology, almost every trip resulted in a new tee-shirt.

I did find an original iMac tee-shirt still in the plastic wrap.  Maybe I will put it on eBay.

We have some interesting things like an electric butter churn and a stainless steel milk pail.  They are leftovers from our ten years on the farm.

There are still a couple of high school and college text books around on the book cases.

Then there is still furniture from both of our families' home places.  That includes furniture manufactured in my father furniture factory, National Furniture. 

Of course we have plenty of children's books and toys that we have kept just in case some grandchildren show up.

Then there are all the dishes and paraphernalia that we have collected over the years.

We will get it all cleaned out. 

At least I will have some sympathy for homeowners with stuffed houses. 

Comments (2)

Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Oh how painful.  I have to do this exact same thing.  20 years worth of stuff.  ugh. 


Have fun!  :) 


Oct 06, 2007 04:58 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi David - I can empathize with you having to go through all that stuff!  We're not moving, but we are going through the whole house, basement and garage to weed out stuff we just no longer need, use, or want, and we're having a garage sale next weekend.  Perhaps then we'll actually be able to use the garage for it's original purpose - parking cars in!!

I've often heard it said that REALTORS should move every few years just to experience what all our clients go through.  I moved 4 years ago, and think I'll stay put for a bit longer, but am loving weeding out all this stuff.

Good luck with your sale and move!

Oct 06, 2007 11:24 PM