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Parent's death - adding to my "stuff"

Posted: 07 August 2013 - 10:24 PM
Hello and welcome aboard, I do hope you come back. I understand what you are going through and had a similar situation 11 years ago when my mother passed away... I am still dealing with the storage unit after all this time, looking back the money would have come in handy for other things but I am addressing it now, over the next few months hope to make some serious progress.

Do stay and join us in other areas of the board and for our meetings!
Posted: 07 August 2013 - 11:28 AM
Hi Jan, welcome!

Don't worry about trying to do this "right" - you've got an urgent situation. Sell/don't sell - no, you don't have the luxury of thinking about this over a few weeks. TODAY.

You need to call a furniture donation today and schedule a pickup. It might take more than one pickup to get everything out.

You deserve to have a spacious, peaceful place to live. It's not right to ask a family member to be the curator of the Museum of the Old Family.

Get rid of this excess stuff and reclaim your space. Maybe set a good example for other people in your family. Good luck and keep us posted.
Posted: 07 August 2013 - 04:07 AM
Hi, Jan, and welcome. I'm a little confused, but can you call places to which you'd like to donate some of the furniture and have them come pick it up? Mark the pieces to go somehow (colorful sticker or something) so no one gets confused. Would that solve the problem?
Posted: 07 August 2013 - 01:06 AM
Have been a clutter bug for YEARS!

Took steps to get rid of some of MY clutter knowing there were things in Mom's home (estate) that I would be bringing in.

Things happened too fast. My living room is full of my original furniture and (newly acquired) bedroom furniture from Mom's. My dining room is filled with boxes and a mattress & box springs. My kitchen (not meant to have a table) now has a table blocking the stove, fridge, and dishwasher.

I intended to sell or donate one bedroom set and pare down the other bedroom set I have before the furniture from Mom's was moved in. I rented a storage space for the (new) furniture, but family helping me move didn't realize the mass of stuff I already had and moved the additional stuff in late at night (we couldn't take it back to storage, and we only had that night for the move).

HELP! I want to get rid of much of my old furniture and I have no clue how to do it now that my place looks much worse than some of the homes I've seen on "Hoarders".

now what?
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