Starting the Cottage Clear-out

Yesterday afternoon I listed our leftover blueboard drywall on Craigslist for free.

I advertised the blueboard first and got rid of all the shorts.
I advertised the blueboard first and got rid of all the shorts.

By the end of the day I had 5 8 responses eager to come and pick it up.

This pile of drywall has been whittled down.
This pile of drywall has been whittled down.

Charlie called the first respondent and she came with a Mazda SUV.

Both the inside and outside were packed with drywall.
Both the inside and outside were packed with drywall.

Charlie helped her load up as much drywall as her vehicle could carry.

The drywall supply has been reduced and we found some more books to be donated with the Book Swap books.
The drywall supply has been reduced and we found some more books to be donated with the Book Swap books.

Bonus for me is that some of the heavy stuff is cleared out of the Cottage.

Before
Before
After
After

I was concerned that when I went to clean up over there I wouldn’t be able to move the clutter due to its weight and unwieldiness.

What are you clearing up?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Starting the Cottage Clear-out”

  1. Getting rid of that will be a great start on clearing out the cottage. My guest bed is still covered but I have company coming June 7th, so the day of reckoning is drawing nigh.

      1. yeah with no deadlines left I’ve stopped doing anything. My roommate has been out of the country for 3 weeks and I’m wondering how she’ll react to finding the house essentially the same as she last saw it

      1. Yes!! And it’s getting good use instead of sitting in a landfill taking up space. Thanks for posting thoughtful posts.. I enjoy reading them and looking at the pics!

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