As many of you know, our house was not quite "empty" when we purchased it. The former owners were also former owners of the town hardware store, so we acquired a lot of stuff with the house, some good, some bad, some indifferent. There was a lot of questionable old paint and cleaning products, some things we weren't even sure of their origin. We had the potential to blow up. This photo show one of the places in the house where these things were stored, there were spots!
In New Haven county (were we live) the regional water authority offers free drop off of scary household chemicals, also waste oil and antifreeze. So Saturday morning we loaded up the big red truck and headed down! It took us at least an hour to get everything from the basement and garage, and it took them almost as long to unload it.
It is such a relief to know that all those hazardous chemicals are not longer lurking in the basement and garage. It also gives use more space to organize and store our own tools and project supplies!