These pictures pretty much sum up what we've been doing all weekend.
Bedrooms, bathroom and loft are now completely cleared out. I wish I'd taken a before picture but I forgot the camera. But to give you an idea, I've never seen the radiator before, there's always been things stacked in front of it, so I was surprised when it was finally revealed at how long it is.
The lounge has taken on the role of holding bay. In the next couple of days Aunty Betty is coming to take most of this stuff which means we can get on with stripping the wallpaper. Or rather our nephew can. He's worked like a trooper this weekend and we wouldn't be anywhere near finished if it wasn't for him. We've offered him the chance to do some odd jobs for us like painting the decking and shed, stripping wallpaper etc. and he jumped at the chance of earning some money.
And the final shot shows the fruits of our labour. We'll need another skip for the kitchen rip out, but everything else we've managed to get in this one. I was walking up the road this morning at 9.15am to open up Number 14 and I saw 2 men by the skip. I thought they were looking to see what we'd thrown in. By the time I'd got there they'd got in their car and gone, but not before dumping an old stereo in there. I don't mind admitting I felt a little bit of skip possessiveness/rage come over me. Cheeky blighters.
Anyway, hope you've all managed to have a more laid back and less busy weekend than us.