Two years ago I jumped the fence and dug around in a collectors home. His house was about to be bulldozed over and all placed into landfill. Even though I knew we were breaking the rules by entering the house I felt a stronger urge to do so. The experience broke my heart at how a person's lifelong collections equates to nothingness. How one's treasures is seen as clutter and filthy hoarding by others.
I wish I had tried to salvage a few more historical items such as letters, photos, documents, hand drawn maps for the State Library Collection, Museum or Historical Society. However I was so overwhelmed by it all that I did not take much. I didn't even look in some areas of the house and did not enter the garage at all.
Here is that Blog Post I wrote back then... The images are heartbreaking, disgusting and motivating all at once.
I'll leave you now while I go and fill up a bag for the op shop before I too become a hoarder.
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under.
Our Frugal Lifestyle
- Frugal Down Under
- Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.