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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring Cleaning the Attic - Part 2

Now that you have designated certain corners for the categories you have stored in your attic, it's time to sort.

Start in one corner of your attic. You may want to surround yourself with several boxes - one for each category plus one for giveaways. As you sort each item, ask yourself if it's necessary, if you've used it in the last year, if it is important to you or someone else, if someone else could use it.

If you absolutely must keep the item you're sorting, place it in the appropriate box. Have a trash bag nearby for those things that don't even qualify for giveaways.

Work your way around the attic. You may discover additional categories as you go. You may also find items in your attic which would be better used elsewhere in your home. Be creative - think outside the box!

Place each box in the corner you have designated for that category. We'll talk about storage in Part 3.

Celebrate - good job done!!