We were going to renovate the upstairs kitchen first as the basement had a newer kitchen and the area was finished, however that plan took a different direction once we found the pipes has not been connected properly and there was water leaking, plus the 24 junction boxes in the ceiling made it unsafe, not to mention the furnace and ductwork were not working properly as we had a lot of areas where the heating or a/c was not getting through. Think Florida in the basement, Italy on the ground floor and the North Pole on the bedroom floor. Strangely the attic was not so cold.
So now we are readying the other kitchen and cleaning like crazy, I don’t usually use bleach but we bleached this kitchen four times to make sure it was sanitary, needless to say we were eating takeout until we were satisfied! Here are some “before” photos of the things that are just disgusting as well as the things I have been dying to get rid of…
Moving seniors out of a home, this time the lady of the house was going into a care facility because of Alzheimer’s. I was told this was the reason for the downsize, they did not need to, as when I began clearing the home I kept finding duplicates and triplicates of the same books or items and realized that she has simply forgotten and purchased another one.
The house was sold, the family had taken what they wanted, the auction houses had been in, and so had friends of the family but everything and everyone had taken longer than they thought and still there was an incredible amount of “stuff” The family had had enough so Style Organization was called as the last to attend to the house. We ended up having a tight time frame and had only two days! We started early and stayed late. We like to donate as much as possible but with time being an issue could not donate everything so a waste bin was ordered and then a second as we ended up filling two waste bins! The first was the larger items of mattresses and box springs. On the first day everything was sorted and bagged for donations and put into the car for delivery to the charity shop. The garbage was put into the bin and as soon as one room was cleared, it was cleaned. It took two ten hours days and we worked through lunch which was just as well as it was done with 10 minutes over the clock.