That’s right, its dumpster-kun!
Though we ordered a 30 yard because it was shorter and easier to fill, a 40 yard was dropped off instead. Thanks. May as well make the most of it and fill it as high as we can! Here’s the first before shot. The full living room is ‘visible’ in the convex mirror.
Today’s top finds:
- Michael Jackson Life Memorial Memorabilia
- Plaster Statues
- The Fireplace
- Zenith Chromacolor (?) Console TV
- Kleenex Boxes filled with Chicken Bones
Because of the way the dumpster is situated in the driveway, its difficult to add items to it from the second floor this time. So, the living room is going to be the focus. We knew that there was a couch/loveseat in this room (we were climbing over them to get in and out), as well as at least one TV by the stairs. Through the removal process, we found another full console TV, as well as coffee tables. Unfortunately, these had a lesser effect on the volume of the pile than we hoped, because they too had trash underneath them.
The first statue of the day was much less broken than the original lion statue we found, which was porcelain and unfortunately tossed into the middle of the pile and crushed. This one is only mouse-eaten!
The second statue was a bit further in, by the fireplace. Much less nibbled, and could be great in the garden.
Moving boxes of trash out to the dumpster wasn’t too bad once the first coffee table got out, and we could use it as a step stool into the dumpster. The piles consist mostly of magazines and other papers and trash from around 1996. Here’s the next full view progress shot after an hour or two:
But wait! There’s…
Windows and Fireplace
With the help of a few friends (who absolutely had to see the inside for themselves), we cleared away further from the front of the house, and were able to extract the loveseat. This revealed the windows from the interior:
As you can see, the fireplace is not in the best of shape. The bricks are separated from the plaster, and the exterior chimney also needs severe joint repair.
Moving this loveseat also revealed the second console TV (third overall TV) of the day:
Extracting the second coffee table and the full couch revealed the fact that the old owner liked to take her meals in the main room while watching (and likely taping) her favorite shows. Not being bothered to take the trash back to the kitchen, empty tissue boxes were leveraged to store the inedible remnants of chicken dinners past.
It was deemed that this find was not photo worthy.
This mysterious coat closet was also finally accessible. It’s contents? Yet unknown.
End of Day Results
After the final sprint until we were too tired and hungry to go on, we were left with the following extremely satisfying state:
The furniture luckily fills up the dumpster quite a bit, so we feel accomplished in that the dumpster is very full, but there is still plenty of space. Looks like we have another work day coming up this week to get past the pocket doors into the dining room…
Just found your blog today. I’m loving it!
I just wanted to note: Please, please, please any vintage computers – post them for free on Craigslist, or list as best offer. No matter the condition.
They are getting very rare, and can actually be saved, and can actually be worth a pretty penny. That PC on the porch in the first picture could probably bring you a few hundred dollars on eBay, for example.
thanks! there are a few computers left up inside, but the ones on the porch had been there for some time and were waterlogged, so they were inadvertently scrapped. the others will get craigslisted 🙂