Clearing a Little More Clutter

I’ve been diligently trying to get rid of clutter.

This vintage corner cabinet has been sold.
This vintage corner cabinet has been sold for $10.

The latest items include the corner cabinet from our old kitchen.

The cabinet on the left has been sold so the wall space is now free to accommodate another cabinet.
The cabinet on the left has been sold so the wall space is now free to accommodate another cabinet.

Our tenant has been using it and it does hold a ton of stuff but I intend to replace the cabinet with another wall-hung unit.

This headboard sold for $60.
This headboard sold for $60.

Our tenant also had a double/queen-sized headboard which she was going to cut up and throw into a dumpster.  Instead I listed it on Craigslist.  It sold in a couple weeks.

When Charlie brought home this pile of windows I was miffed.
When Charlie brought home this pile of windows I was miffed.

Charlie had “collected” some vintage sash windows with old-fashioned wavy glass.  I listed them for $30 and a lovely young lady came over to pick up the entire load to make projects and gifts.

The little ladder only useful for decoration was sold for $10.
The little ladder only useful for decoration was sold for $10.

We liked this little ladder but it was not reliable as a ladder so I listed is as a décor item only.

The base of a tall brass lamp.
The base of a tall brass lamp.
The lamp is against the wall.
The lamp is against the wall.

I also sold a brass lamp.

Slowly but surely easing up on the clutter while making a few $$.

What’s your biggest clutter challenge?

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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.

9 thoughts on “Clearing a Little More Clutter”

  1. I, too, am trying to clear my clutter which has all landed in the garage making it impossible to pull in even one car. But, since Hurricane Matthew came through, I am determined to reduce the pile of stuff. Last Saturday, I rented a booth at our local flea market for $14 and came home with a net profit of $243. It was a very long day because they have rules about being ready to sell when when gates open at 8 am. I arrived at 6:30 am with the SUV packed to the max. I was on my own and single handed, but managed to set everything up. Vendors must remain open until 3 pm. I met a lot of interesting folks and had fun conversations about the stuff I was selling. First sale of the day — a toilet seat for $3 (it was a nice one!!). I might do it again.

  2. Two years ago I insisted my husband had to clean out the garage. I wanted his “stuff” to be off the floor and up on shelves. We removed everything. Then it had to be painted. Then we epoxied the floor. The garage looked clean and organized. Now it’s collecting furniture awaiting reburbishing. Both vehicles still fit, but it’s getting tight. Lol

  3. Paper is always a challenge but also all the small old things that I can make something with “someday” which doesn’t seem to get here. Also, extra nursery pots which I can now take to a great recycling center not too far away once I get the ones I want to keep organized. I’m getting better at letting go but it’s a slow process.

  4. Eric just got a new computer and I’m teasing him (sort of) about what he’s going to do with the old one. Put it in the attic electronics graveyard? We really have to recycle all that stuff.

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