Organizing and decluttering the homestead

frustratedearthmother

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I still have to finish my feed and tack room. It has been mostly a stop, then a tiny burst of start, project for far too long. At least the last burst of start got doors built and hung and we could finally put Feed and hay in it. I need to finish it so I can organize my saddles and tack that are still piled up in the portable building. Sigh.... The garden is screaming for attention now.
And at least you've got time now to do it!
 

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Been doing some decluttering and eliminating on the property, work areas, etc. lately. Each spot that gets decluttered makes me feel lighter and lighter on my feet! Also makes working on other projects much easier when I can find my tools and hardware.

Won't have time this year to sort through all the stuff in the shed as we usually do, but there are larger items that need to go~a riding lawnmower(dead in the water), an old Mantis(trying to die in the water), a propane stove and a kerosene stove, a good chainsaw...but too small for most jobs here, etc. Been sorting and cleaning work areas so we can work more and mess them up again. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Also need to do a huge lumber sorting and moving it to a better place...it's getting to hoarder proportions and only going to get worse as I bust these big skid pallets.

All of that in between putting in a garden and building high tensile fence...but slowly and surely we'll get things back in order. It's amazing how quickly things get messed up in a year's time.
 

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The decluttering continues....today I'm tearing down and storing the components of the temporary sheep pen I built last fall to keep the sheep in for the winter months until fence was built. It's a foot or so deep with DL in there, so I'm throwing chicken feed in there to get the girls to work on drying it all out. Makes it easier for me to move. I'll move some of it to a new raspberry bed so I can transplant all the canes out of my garden there. They tend to take over space there.

Feels good to have that ugly mess off the back of the shed! Frees up T posts and CP for the making of the sorting pens we need to build. Found a new clutch of duck eggs and moved them to the coop in a nest of my choosing, placing it where their previous nest was and put up a sun/rain shield in that corner. Hope they will start to sit again.

Later on today I'll move indoors to clean out winter clothing and shoes from the closet and mudroom to store in the shed, clean house, clean out both fridges, do some food prep and go fetch the grandbabies...they get to stay for 3 days!!! :weee
 

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Well, we signed up for the community garage sale next weekend. Maybe some motivation for getting some things done cleaning up this coming week
That sounds like fun! I'd have to highly resist the temptation to sell some of my own stuff to get rid of it and then turn right around and cruise the neighbor's places, to buy more to replace it. :D
 

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The Village is awesome. Party atmosphere. They put out a community map, our neighborhood road is turned into a one way flow, and then early the next week, they have a community junk/trash pickup.

Not looking to make a huge cash windfall, just hoping to clear space.
 

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Bailing on the garage sale thing. Started yesterday, but we didn't open up as I was working. Talking to the neighbor, they didn't see a lot of traffic and sold very little. It was a beautiful day.

Storms forecast for today. I think we will look to sell on the local FB marketplace pages or donate.

I did get to hear the "crunch" as someone backed their car into another, and the resulting screaming. 'Merica
 

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Bailing on the garage sale thing. Started yesterday, but we didn't open up as I was working. Talking to the neighbor, they didn't see a lot of traffic and sold very little. It was a beautiful day.

Storms forecast for today. I think we will look to sell on the local FB marketplace pages or donate.

I did get to hear the "crunch" as someone backed their car into another, and the resulting screaming. 'Merica
Could be due to folks still working on Friday? Most folks plan yard sale shopping for their weekend. You might be surprised at how many folks show up on Sat. and Sun.
 

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Here, a lot of yard sales start on Friday. A lot of retirees would take advantage of that instead of dealing with the craziness of Saturday shopping.
 
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