Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Out with the Old, and In with the Older!

Bye Bye, Mousy Furniture!

We found only one dead mouse in the house, surprisingly, and we disposed of it along with the numerous trays of rat poison that had been placed throughout the Little Blue House. The evidence of mousy inhabitants was in nearly every room, and we thoroughly cleaned the house using a solution of bleach.

Some area rugs had to go, along with the mousy couch and these two recliners. The rugs and a bunch of other junk made a trip to the local dump. More things went to the "Free Store" there. There were lots of small kitchen appliances, an old vacuum cleaner, ashtrays, baskets, etc. I love those free stores. Isn't there a saying that goes, "One person's trash is another person's treasure?"

The recliners were free from mouse poop. We cleaned up the couch and put all of the furniture outside; we affixed signs to the furniture that read, "Free!" Several people asked about the furniture and I warned them about the mice and said that it needed a good cleaning. Within a day or so, it was all gone. There are many small cabins and hunting camps in this area, and perhaps these pieces were suitable for those places.

Now there was nowhere to sit in the parlour. I figured that the house needed some furniture that was from the era. It is a Victorian home, after all! I will show you what I found in my next post! We have some fascinating history to share about the Little Blue House, too... That will have to wait until I have a little more free time to write!

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