Our dining room is currently submerged under piles of "stuff" that has come out of the kitchen cupboards. All I can say is we have far too much "stuff". The thing is none of it is of any great value and much of it is left over from when there were many more people living in the house and is no longer needed. These are things like my battered jam making saucepan. Why have I kept it? I haven't made jam in thirty years. Then there are pyrex casserole dishes that came to me after my mother passed away and which I have never used - not once - and so it goes. None of it is worth trying to sell because frankly no-one would want it. Do you know anyone who would want a brawn mould? No, neither do I. So a huge declutter is going to have to take place before we put things back in the kitchen. Luckily our local charity shop happily takes bric a brac so, once the kitchen is finished, I will sort through everything and we'll take all that is surplus to requirements there. Maybe someone else will be able to use them. The only other alternative would be the local rubbish dump and, while they may still end up there, at least I will have tried to find them new homes.
Oh and below is part of the kitchen now it's been stripped of its doors and ancient cupboards. We've had such a battle getting to this point that I'm still not feeling as if it is really going to ever be completed but - fingers crossed - it's beginning to look possible.