Weekend Project: Cleaning out the Storage

The weekend kicked off with Italian food at a local chain, Mandola’s. I hadn’t realized it was a similar set up to La Madeleine, where you wait in line to order and get a number. The restaurant was very family-oriented, too. I can recommend the food, but not the atmosphere if you prefer a more adult-friendly environment. The gelato was worth the effort, though.

Eli standing there all pathetic while awesome forelock horse is like, where is my person?

I also had a good lesson on Saturday morning (dare I say I am finally getting the hang of the hunter ride?). And I rode another horse for a working student who is out of town. He has quite the personality under saddle, and I think he should totally donate some of his forelock to Eli.

This is after removal of a dozen or so boxes

But on to the focus of the weekend: cleaning out the storage unit. De-stuffing. I have more kitchen stuff than I know what to do with in storage, although a lot of it will replace some older kitchen stuff and that stuff will be given to another family member or Goodwill. I also have a ton of office stuff and horse stuff that I will have to go through. My plan with the horse stuff is to take it to the barn and let the trainers and boarders pick through it, sell whatever’s left over, and keep a few items tucked away at my house somewhere. I also might try to sell my old Bruno Delgrange saddle in AS-IS condition for next to nothing, as I doubt I will ever get around to replacing the seat and panels. The tree is sound, at least.

I know I have a ton of strap goods in storage, some saddle pads … petal bell boots, a few blankets … halters with nameplates I might keep, lead ropes, tack hooks, stretchy cross-ties … I also found some 1″ POW spurs that I can’t imagine I’d ever need for Eli. I won some Millbrook spur covers in an IG contest though! Had to call in reinforcements (I.e., Amanda) trying to figure out how to get them on …

In storage, I have an actual stereo with actual speakers, too, and I have no idea what to do with that, other than give it away. Do people even have stereo systems any more?

7 thoughts on “Weekend Project: Cleaning out the Storage

  1. ha ha I LOVE my stereo. Yet, I look at it and think “wow. wires. People just don’t deal with wires anymore. I can see why we got ride of them.”
    De cluttering is the BEST!

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  2. omg your storage area looks neat compared to my house right now πŸ™‚ LOL what a cute horse with the forelock. So Eli is forelock challenged So is Remus πŸ™‚

    Did you figure out how to get the spur covers on/ I am so clueless with spurs and straps etc. πŸ™‚

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  3. I have a stereo system in my bedroom that was my grandpa’s. It’s pretty legit, but also about 20 years old. It needs to go because I need the space, but also, what does one do with it?!
    I have an old Delgrange saddle collecting dust too. Can’t seem to give that thing away! Which is weird to me because it’s a lovely saddle. I don’t fit in it anymore or I’d still be using it!

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