Why dump it all here!!

Canada
July 25, 2011 4:23pm CST
We live in a big house and theres only the two of us and our dog. Yes I have lots and lots of space but its not reason for everybody to dump the furniture they dont want on me!! My sister's ex boyfriend's parents died and he asked if Id take the furniture. I said yes as we did have empty rooms and the furniture was brand new and in very good shape. Then my sister had a huge wardrobe that she didnt know what to do with, she asked me if Id take it. Yeah sure but it doesnt fit anywhere in the house without looking too bulkly so I had to put it in the garage. Good thing we have a big garage and its fun to have this huge wardrobe with mirror doors. My sister in law moved and she couldnt carry everything with her.....hey lets store it here in my house. Same for my nephew's stuff. Ok I have the room for all the boxes in the garage. Now my nephew is moving into a new condo and he doesnt want to keep his old furniture.....guess where its going......yup...they will deliver it on Wednesday night!!! My cousin had a bed she didnt want to use at the time, she asked me if Id keep it for her. I said yes but since Im using it for my dog as a couch, I had to paint it. So Im telling my nephew that I might use his furniture and I might paint it. Like it or not, I wont have furniture in my house that I dont like. I know that I could say no but Im the type who likes to change things around. I paint furniture or totally change it to suit my need of the moment. So having more to play with will be fun. My nephew made a face when I told him that if the furniture is in MY house, I can do what I want with it......I guess he knows how crazy I can be at times haha. Do you think Im right to want to paint the furniture to fit with the rest of the stuff I have or should I just keep it there.......until he decides he wants it or forgets about it altogether?
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8 responses
• United States
25 Jul 11
Tell people if they don't want furniture donate it to goodwill. Chances are they will never come back for it but don't have the heart to throw it out themselves. If you keep it up your house is going to be like a furniture store with no living space! Paint whatever you have and tell the person if they don't like it either pay you for storage or go find another storage place. It's not fair to you to have to store a bunch of mismatched furniture!
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
25 Jul 11
He is not paying you storage, so it is yours to keep. I can say that, but I would not have had the guts to do it when my mom was alive. I just finished painting a couple of chairs. They were painted already, but I wanted to do something different and I had this wonderful fabric to cover the seats with. I like it, and so do the others who see them.
• Canada
25 Jul 11
Good for you for finally doing what you wanted to do for a long time with the chairs. I know what you mean about not having the guts to do it. I wouldnt if it belonged to my mom either but its my nephew and at 23, Im afraid that if I dont do something right now, I'll inherit of all the stuff he doesnt want to clutter his place, so why not clutter auntie's place then!! No way. By doing what I want with HIS furniture, I bet he wont be tempted to dump it all on me again LOL. I wish you would have taken a pic of your chairs so I can see.....might give me some ideas of what to do with the chairs he will be bringing haha!! Thanks and if you can, post a pic......a before and after would be nice!!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Jul 11
Love your attitude and I think it's fair that you are using the furniture as you see fit. I'd be happy for people to "dump furniture on me" if I was in your situation. You go girl!
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• Canada
29 Jul 11
Well what else can I do? I try to make the best of a so-so situation. Well guess what, after I had made all the plans for this furniture, picked the color Id want to paint them, well he called at the last minute to say he sold it all to a friend Oh well, its ok, he's young and the money will be good for him. So thats what happened. If you want your family to dump stuff on you like that, you need to tell them that you are looking for handmedown furniture, try it!
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
29 Jul 11
Personally if it is stuff that your family is no longer wanting, and they are storing it there with you with no hopes of ever wanting it back, it is your right to do with it whatever you want. I would consider having a Yard Sale if you live in an area where you can do so and make a little money off of some of the stuff you have stored in your garage and then use it for something else. And you could be onto something repainting things like you want it. Here in the US around here people even go into business selling stuff they find elsewhere and paint up and others actually are willing to pay a decent price for. Just another thing to think about.
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• Canada
29 Jul 11
Well goes to show you that I should have kept my mouth closed......my nephew sold it all to one of his friend. But its ok, Im happy he could make money from it. He's young and he sure needs it. So problem solved at my end. Here too people will pay for refurbished furniture, you can find it all at the flea market. Its a fun place to go, the flea market, I love it. You can find such interesting things there.
• United States
27 Jul 11
I think you are just plain too nice to be a storage facility for your family. I don't think you should paint it or anything until you've given them ample time to claim their items and tell them you plan on painting it they don't pick it up within an alotted amount of time.
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• Canada
27 Jul 11
They might lie to me just so that I can fix it all up then say they want it back as someone else suggested!!!! They do think of me as a storage facility, but whats in my house should be mine, right? Thanks for sharing !!
@shaggin (38507)
• United States
26 Jul 11
Your exactly right if it is going to be in your house it is yours and you can change it anyway you want. I dont have any room to fit anything more in my house so I couldnt accept furniture if someone wanted to get rid of it. If you dont want it you can just tell them to take it to the salvation army. Its nice that they think of you first though and see if you want it.
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• Canada
27 Jul 11
I think so too, if its in my house, it must belong to me, right? Thanks for sharing!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
26 Jul 11
i would tell the respective owners that if they dont come and claim it in a week (insert time here) it will be hauled away (then send them the bill!)
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• Canada
26 Jul 11
Id like to do that, but it will start such a war in the family that Id rather not say anything for now and then either dispose of it at the flea market as someone suggested or change its appearance by painting and use it for myself. It is a good idea but I know that my nephew's mother will turn into this huge monster if Im to do such a thing. SHE also thinks that my house is a warehouse where she can store her furniture also. The joy of having a sister in law!!!! Thanks, I just might send you my SIL for a while LOL
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• China
26 Jul 11
Now that they didn't want those furniture ,why on earth did they store them in your house?They could dispose of them,for example flea market.It is really what is called "a tall tree catches the wind."
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• Canada
26 Jul 11
They dont because its too much work. Its much easier to pack it all in a friends truck then get it all here in my house. But you gave me an idea, I might go to the flea market and sell what I dont need. Thanks for sharing!!
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