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Anyone care to offer some decluttering tips?

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IShouldBeSoLurky Tue 01-Mar-16 12:31:34

Ooof. Not sure where you'd start with this one.

Bearbehind Tue 01-Mar-16 12:49:31

A skip!

But looking at the cracks in picture 10, I fear the shite is holding the place up.

IShouldBeSoLurky Tue 01-Mar-16 12:52:37

Ouch, yes, you're right. Actually those make me suspect that there's even more shite in the loft.

specialsubject Tue 01-Mar-16 13:12:39

wowzer. And the extra shite in the loft may have been what has caused the ceiling collapse in the bathroom.

and it is still over half a million!!

MumOfTheMoment Tue 01-Mar-16 13:19:17

The cracks shock

And the clutter has actually made me feel anxious.

Bearbehind Tue 01-Mar-16 13:35:54

Actually the cracks look even worse in photo 9- judging by the dust in the bottom left of the photo I think the ceiling above that might actually have fallen in.

Slightly scared by the 2 TVs on top of each other in that room (wtf would you do that?) plus the wig in the centre of the spare room.

Bearbehind Wed 02-Mar-16 13:07:02

I keep thinking about those cracks- how would you fix them as they are on internal walls, the other side of which is in the neighbours house.

MumOfTheMoment Wed 02-Mar-16 14:41:47

I am just glad that none of it is my problem grin

shovetheholly Wed 02-Mar-16 15:25:48


My PIL's house is only mildly worse than that

PigletJohn Wed 02-Mar-16 16:46:10

It has a shallow slate roof, so at that age the roof timbers are probably very frail and not suited to anything heavier than a box of Xmas decs.

However if it's not your junk, you have no emotional attachment to prevent you throwing it out.

PigletJohn Wed 02-Mar-16 16:50:39


I think the wall cracks in the room with the map cabinet are where a chimneybreast has been inexpertly removed, and the ceiling panels probably cut out to find a roof leak.

PrimalLass Wed 02-Mar-16 17:39:59

Look at the angle of the chimney shock

It needs all the supporting walls put back in.

Good location though.

PigletJohn Wed 02-Mar-16 17:50:09

Well spotted.

If, as I suspect, the chimneybreast below has been removed, I would be happier removing the chimney and re-making the roof over the gap. It will also be less likely to leak, and need less maintenance.

IShouldBeSoLurky Wed 02-Mar-16 19:38:46

Yes, it's a lovely road but cracks and clutter aside, the house is small and there's no room to extend. Think they'll struggle to get anything like that price for it.

lljkk Wed 02-Mar-16 19:46:06

I quite like the clutter... at least you know it's a home that's been well-loved.

But the chimney... the cracks in the bedroom wall...eeek.

WellTidy Wed 02-Mar-16 19:46:22

Greenwich is a bloody expensive place to live, isn't it.

whataboutbob Wed 02-Mar-16 19:51:37

The look is antiques dealer 4 years into a diagnosis of dementia.

Bearbehind Wed 02-Mar-16 20:25:51

That comment is in pretty poor taste whataboutbob

IShouldBeSoLurky Wed 02-Mar-16 20:56:49

I'd agree that that level of clutter indicates a problem a bit deeper than "well-loved", though.

Hackedoffevenmore Wed 02-Mar-16 20:58:54

£550 for a FTB? How on earth do people afford it?

whataboutbob Wed 02-Mar-16 21:33:45

Sorry if i caused offence. My Dad has dementia and his pre existing hoarding tendencies got out of control. I'm still trying to deal with his home.

Marmitelover55 Wed 02-Mar-16 23:13:23

Picture 7 - the bathroom seems to double as another kitchen...

Heatherjayne1972 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:38:01

must be so dusty I wouldn't even be able to go inside as would have asthma attack
Why don't people tidy up before putting on the market?

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