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Water damage, the good the bad and other upgrades
(02-17-2018, 04:13 PM)Snikwahjm Wrote: Ew, I’ve been getting rid of old shoes and clothes, old kitchen stuff and old sewing stuff so we can get my dad moved. Are we supposed to sell that stuff? Dad has around 25 book shelves that are pretty worthless. There is no where to store stuff like that. The only valuables might be some cheap old tools from the 90’s and his hearing aids. The house is to be rented as far as I know. The couch goes in the trash. It has a bad smell.

My folks had fairly new furniture, and I gave that to some family members, and a lot of other stuff I have sold off.
BUT, there was a massive amount of clothes, some I gave away and some I donated, and drawers, cabinets, and closets
full of stuff that I have to sort through.

I am the only person here that can go through everything, and it can be quite over whelming when you have to decide
what stays and what goes.

I`m going to be living in a Class B RV once I get the house sold, so I have to be very selective as to what I can keep and
what has to go, its very hard to do. There are some things I want to keep, but I just wont have the space for some of it.
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  • rvpopeye (02-18-2018)
I understand what you are going through.

I have both my parent pass within 10 months of each other. They had lived 36 years in the same place...which was the same place my grandparents had live for the preceding 40years. The long standing tradition was to build another storage shed in the back whenever there was too much in the house and garage!

It took me 4 months to clean it all out. This was far tougher than just clearing out my stuff was in the past. This was childhood memories too.

May I suggest that you donate some stuff to the local hospice? They do good work and get little mention.

It is hard to get rid of almost every item. I did the same. Kept a couple small items....the rest went.
One thing I did was to keep my grandmothers silverware. I use it everyday in the RV. I kept a couple pieces of my Mother’s silver service. I use it.
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  • shadow (02-18-2018)
The furniture and other things aren't important to me, its the more personal stuff that is, but I can`t
take it all with me, so I have to be very selective in what I can keep.

What I can`t give away or sell, I will have to throw away, I don`t have much choice.
And when you really get down to it, its just stuff.
Around here we have trash rationing so we will be donating as much as is usable.
(02-18-2018, 07:19 AM)RoamingKat Wrote: One thing I did was to keep my grandmothers silverware.  I use it everyday in the RV.  I kept a couple pieces of my Mother’s silver service.  I use it.

Lovely...just lovely. I'd like something like that. I have a little ceramic tea cup of my mom's, but I dont think it would survive the road. I have a vial of my dad's ashes. I'll keep it in the junk drawer with all the other cool stuff. Thanks for the reminder!
YARC : Drunk in the Mud/Keeper of the Dingy/Ears [Image: L3000.gif]
At least you are not personally liable for the Medicaid bill. If nothing was in your name, you may well have to liquidate, but do check in with a lawyer to be sure you do it properly

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