So here is the dining room, looking from the mudroom into it. Lots of stuff. I think a dining room table is the worst place when you move things in because it's a big clean empty space just crying out for things to be placed on it...
...but when you are done cleaning it off, it once again becomes a big clean empty space. And here is ours after I spent a few hours moving things out and put up where they belonged.
Here is a "before" angle from the back corner of the dining room toward the mudroom. As you see, there was a lot of stuff to put up. Some went to the barn, some went to the mudroom on the way TO the barn or trash and the rest went elsewhere in the house.
...and here is the same angle "after". That door to the right goes nowhere, we've sealed it up and I have a plan for it. Straight ahead at the other end you can see the "curtain door" that is closed to the mudroom. You can look in the before pic to see it open. I took off the tablecloth and the large vases we had on there just to see it empty for awhile before we decide what to do.
And here is the mudroom while standing in the dining room looking into it. Some of these were items on the way to the barn for storage. And lots of stuff on the shelves I needed to deal with...
And this is it, ore or less after. Everything moved out and I rearranged some things on the shelves, but I think we're going to wait and work on that later and figure out the best use of the space on the shelves. But at least we can walk around in there now.
This is the corner, the door that is open goes to the porch. Again, more stuff piled up waiting to be "processed" ha.
And it's emptied once again. Yep, they were empty once before but then filled up again as we moved items out there and all the other surfaces were full. Now we have a few more shelves ready for use.
All of this was done on Saturday. Sunday was yard day. Tomorrow I'll update on the yard stuff.