Welcome to French Country Fridays 62, a place to celebrate the charm of French inspired decor!
First, I want to thank you all for your ideas and recommendations about donating the items I need to find a home for. I’m still going down the list and making calls, but there are some really great ideas. In our case, the problem is that we don’t have the time to wait months for a pickup, which some of these places require. Others are pretty expensive to hire to take the stuff away.
Here’s what we’ve decided on so far. We’re using Habitat for Humanity ReStore to take most of the furniture. We had already gotten rid of everything that wasn’t in good condition, so they’ve agreed to take most of what’s left. We did have to photograph everything and submit for approval. We also have to wait a few weeks for the pickup, which brings us to just a few days before the closing on the house. They gave us the caveat that the people who pick up can decide not to take something if they decide it’s not worthy. If that happens, we will only have a couple of days to find an alternate solution, and we don’t live in the same state as the house, so reacting quickly to changes in plans is not easy.
What they would not take is the piano and the mattress and boxspring. My experience is that it’s next to impossible to get rid of a mattress in New York, but I will keep you updated on what happens.
I did decide that the best thing to do with the small decor items is to give them away to my readers. No one would appreciate them as much as you guys. I will take pictures and post each week (or when I have time) and pick one person at random (literally out of a hat) each week from the comments on my posts. You only need to comment once to be eligible, but each comment will generate another chance to be entered in the drawing that week, so more comments equal more chances to win. I will only ship to the US, so it doesn’t cost me a small fortune. I’ll be starting this in a few weeks or whenever I pick up the stuff, so stay tuned.
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