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Attic ~tips for clearing the clutter away

Who remembers to scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Clark Griswald is hiding gifts in the attic and he finds one he forgot about? Are there things in your attic that you have forgotten about? Do you have cifts of Christmas past lurking in the nooks or crannies of the attic?

Maybe  you still have baby stuff in your attic but your baby is in high school? Just so you know  those cribs or swings may not be safe for use now so they need to go. They can be repurposed in so many ways. Check out pinterest for amazing ways to change that crib into something fabulous and useful.

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We just got our Christmas decorations down from the attic and I found that we have a box of stuff that never gets used. So I loaded it into the car and took it to a charity that gives Christmas trees to the less fortunate. While I may not use them that does not mean someone on else will not enjoy them.  Do you have so many decorations you can’t or shouldn’t use them all?  Give them to your children or grand children then donate the rest what you don’t use.

 

When we moved we discovered we had boxes in our attic that we had not opened since we moved into that house. Did I open them? NO. If after 14 years I had not had an occasion to open them what could possibly be in there that I would need in my new home? The answer is nothing! Actually they were marked Books. I know they contained textbooks. Trust me as long as we have been out of school they were not needed. Although, I did see an entire series on how to make Christmas trees out of books. If you are interested check this out:   Book Christmas Trees

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Since we all know heat rises, now is a perfect time to clean out the attic.   So get in that attic and clear out the clutter. You can do it. If you have not used it in a year you don’t need it. If you don’t remember when was the last time you opened it….How important it is? If you are keeping it make sure the boxes are organized, marked and labeled on all sides.  You should be able to know what is in them at a glance.  Do you have family heirlooms packed away in the attic? If they are special shouldn’t they be on display or being used?  Tell me what you think.

Thanks Pamela

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#Clutter #overwhelmed #attic #letitgo #organized #Momlife

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

32 thoughts on “Attic ~tips for clearing the clutter away

  1. That is some organization in that attic! I had never been in my attic until last Spring. I came right back down screaming my head off that there was a dead body up there! My Uncle was the rational one, stating the attic is an awful place for a body so it must be something else. It was a full sized Dressmaker’s Dummy. Not going up there again.

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  2. My method for the attic has always been to try not to put anything in it! It’s like a no-man’s-land up there where items go to be forgotten, in my opinion. All we have in ours is my old high-chair that I’m saving for my future grandchildren (funny you should mention baby items! ha) and a box containing our Christmas tree. The rest of our holiday decorations I reduced down last year to fit into two plastic tubs in a closet in the house. Our attic isn’t as easy to access as many people’s, though, so it’s more motivating for us to avoid it. 🙂

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  3. That attic is amazing and I mean AMAZING! I thought of you the other day as I was painting my “freebie” cupboards. (My husband and I removed them from a house that is coming down) They are going in my laundry/craft room so I can organize all my “stuff” I plan to sort and pitch as I fill those cupboards. I plan to organize what I keep and get rid of what I no longer use!

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