Ew! Just Get Rid of It

We have had a chest of drawers in the Cottage that had been in our laundry in the house.

The white dresser is very lightweight and holds bulky items.
The white dresser is very lightweight and holds bulky items.

I had decided to give it away but our future tenant said to leave it.

The photo is out of focus but the stains in the drawer were in every corner.
The photo is out of focus but the stains in the drawer were in every corner.

When I opened it to clean it out a horrible stench came from the uppermost 2 bottom drawers. They were filled with shredded paper towels, mouse droppings, and large stains.  And at least one dead mouse carcass.

We have a pile of rubbish which now must be broken up and disposed of.
We have a pile of rubbish which now must be broken up and disposed of.

We were forced to remove the dresser from the Cottage and get rid of it as trash. The smell was gross. Ew.

Do you have a delicate nose?

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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.

7 thoughts on “Ew! Just Get Rid of It”

  1. Ewwww!!!! I have a very sensitive nose. My daughter on the other hand, can’t smell skunk. We’ll be driving down the road and the smell can be so bad like one just got hit by a car and she’ll say, “I don’t smell anything.”

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