Day Five: Kyle and Kim’s House

Kyle and Kim’s House

October 15th, 2016
Day Five
Start time: 2:30 pm
End time: 5:00 pm
2.5 hours working

We decided to take a break from the tasks on the list and sort through the boxes in the basement! Part of the reason for this is because there were certain items that they were hoping to find and utilize upstairs, things like a mail organizer, or some of Kim’s candle holders.

I have to admit, this is one of my favourite parts about this line of work. There’s something exciting about opening up boxes and bins and not being completely certain of what we’re going to find inside. It’s a bit like a real-life treasure hunt!

Kim and I set ourselves up on the floor with one box for items to be taken upstairs, one for donations, one for items she plans to sell, our recycle bag, and our garbage bag. Kyle carried the boxes over to us and we worked through each one pretty fast.

Kim has a lot of decorative candle holders (she sells Partylite) so there are a lot of items of that nature that will require a good place to be stored and easily accessible. That is definitely going to be an important thing to figure out!

There’s not too much to say about this session, as there’s only so much that can be said about sorting through boxes. It was a highly productive session, that’s for certain. I think we worked through ten boxes! We filled two or three recycle bags and two boxes of donation items along with a bag of clothing. We also had two boxes of items that were brought upstairs to be put away where they were needed.

You can really see how much work we did in the before and after pictures!

Before (August 28th):


After (October 15th):


Kim and Kyle were super motivated during today’s session, and I hope that seeing how much they accomplished in such a short amount of time has encouraged them to keep working hard.

Also, Kyle sent me a picture the following day of a significantly emptier laundry area!

Before (August 28th):


After (October 16th):


I was so impressed! High fives all around!


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