Mudcat Café message #3998954 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3998954
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Jul-19 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
There have been frequent breaks in this room emptying process, but I'm to the point where I slowly tipped over and turned the first of two huge double bookcases (that I bought at a nude furniture store and moved here back when I still owned a pickup truck). They are too big to take out of the office upright.

Books from my dad's collection are now being packed and all boxes will be either put in the front room ahead of sliding in the big book cabinet, or stacked in the office closet. Much of the electronic stuff is in the closet. A lot of his collection (cassette tapes, primarily) is still in boxes on the shelves and can simply be relocated for a few days.

Yesterday after dinner I decided to go ahead and unload the two antique armchairs. They need work, but the "bones" are sound. Goodwill looked at them askance, then said "okay." They'll be an upholstery project for some enterprising soul, perhaps to be sold later at a garage sale. I'm not the only one who buys things at Goodwill to fix and sell. Those chairs were both in the garage so they didn't make the house any less crowded, but I figured it would be a good time to do it anyway.

Susan, the end of my sunroom has a double closet door (hanging from the top, and overlapping) that are mirrored. They make the room look a lot larger, and conceal a shallow shelved cupboard where I keep glass and crystal.