DIY Trying. Aug 4, 2017 12:06:05 GMT -6
Post by Mini Mia on Aug 4, 2017 12:06:05 GMT -6
At the moment, it's more of a 'we can't agree' type deal. I'm more of the pack rat, and have a harder time throwing stuff out. For example: My grandmother always bought used bras. She did so because she was big chested, and the used bras didn't hold her up ... they let her sag and hide how big she was. So, I didn't want to throw out Mom's bras if there was a chance 'someone' might want them. Could sell them for less, or toss them in a free box.
So, my sister claims she wants someone there to help make a decision. My great-niece said she would ... she'll be 12 in September ... but my sister told her she couldn't because she'd side with me. Anyhoo, I don't know what the deal is. I went through storage boxes in the closets, and under the beds, and I've stacked all the clothes I've found in them on cardboard in the front room floor. There are clothes she'd probably want to throw away, but I think of people who might want them for when doing chores where you don't want to get your good stuff dirty. (Haven't mentioned that to her though.)
I found an unopened box that contained a new storage closet. She has used ones in several rooms full of clothes, and I noticed she had to wire them because the weight was cracking/breaking the plastic bars. So when I put the new one together, I wrung string across/around the bars/joints to prevent this one from breaking. And I emptied the other storage closets and put everything on the new, larger one. I bought two storage hangers on wheels, and I'm hoping to get my b-i-l to take the broken ones out into the garage and see if we can keep them usable until after all the clothes have been sold at a yard sale, then trash them. I've left the clothes in the regular closets until I get the clothes in the living room moved out to the garage. (Mom had tons of clothes from going up and down in weight. If I had that many clothes I'd have never heard the end of it about cleaning out my closet. I don't know how four people lived in that house.)
So, right now, I'm just waiting ... don't know where to start next. I think cleaning out Mom's house is more emotional for my sister, than me. For me, it's the jewelry, which my great-niece has already looked through before I have. I keep putting it off because I just can't deal with it yet. The clothes, and most of the other stuff doesn't effect me at all. And, I'm not the one going to move into the house, so how fast/slow it gets done doesn't matter to me. (Too many memories for me to live there. And too much to do to fix it up before moving in. I don't want the hassle.)