Saturday, April 10, 2010

Selected scenes from a hoarder estate sale

They say pictures tell a story, I only wish I could have gotten a picture of the whole yard & the street it spilled out on. This is the tip of the iceberg, there are still outbuildings in the back to be cleaned out before they get to the house. I've never seen so much stuff in one place and I grew up with hoarders. The weird thing is that this house is small, the yard isn't huge and it's in a residential area, not out on acreage. I lived in that neighborhood and walked by that house for years, I had no idea. The pity of it is that improper storage, mice & bugs had gotten to some of it..and most of it is pretty smelly. Like any true hoarders the items they kept varied: some things found were a mix of trash (literal garbage) in with noritake china, weird stuff like stacks full of old underpants with pee stains, new old stock 1950s,60s & 70s clothes (armloads, boxes & bags mountians of it), tons of vintage japanese embroidered clothes & asian items, cheap new christmas items mixed with vintage, stuffed animals, stacks of national enquirer magazine from 1980 (I bought them all)...pajamas, pajamas & more pajamas. 8 track tapes, lots of old as seen on tv junk, wringer washers,a pool table, wigs galore & puzzles. so many puzzles. also tons of horse racing items, someone spent some time at the track. wonder if they knew my grandparents? a whole lifetime (or two) of junk up for grabs......can't wait to see what's in the house!