Day Six of Clearing the Lower Level: Trash removal

Today my husband loaded those broken down cardboard boxes into the back of the Jeep Patriot and I delivered them to the enormous dumpsters at the recycling center.

After I returned home, we filled the back of the Patriot with broken flower pots, a cracked fifty gallon plastic drum, a sack filled with broken down looseleaf binders and a smattering of styrofoam peanuts, old plastic tubs, a broken set of wind chimes, a broken lamp, a broken tea table and… the gigantic business sign from the remedial reading center, a valiant business effort my husband’s deceased first wife attempted years ago.  We took it all to the dump.

I was exhausted and fell asleep almost as soon as we got home.

A young friend, forced into shoveling clutter at a tremendous rate in order to move house on short notice, texted us to touch base.

We sent virtual hugs.

Then I texted back:
“When Anger grows stronger than Fatigue, STOP.”
She promised she and her husband would do just that.

Tomorrow I will clear and sort stuff from that last shelf…

Author: American Declutterer

I've had three careers, moved among thirteen states, and cleared four houses after loved ones moved on. Sometimes you just have to look at all the stuff and laugh. Then get back to discarding.

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