Tonight after work, I decided to tackle the black hole in our house. Namely, the attic.
|before: lots of clutter everywhere|
It has served us well over the years. We've lived in this house for just about 25 years now. Ron installed an attic ladder shortly after we moved in. He put up cut pieces of particle board to serve as flooring. Most of them are nailed down in place so that we could store stuff up there, out of the way, in a place that rarely sees sunlight (or us). Of course, some of it is seasonal like the fake Christmas tree pre-strung with lights. Most of it, however, is just simply junk!
|the area just to the left when you first get off the ladder|
I was up there tonight for two and a half hours. And I barely touched the surface... I did manage to get one small area free of clutter. I went through piles of boxes, some containing nothing but the protective styrofoam for an item we either don't have anymore or we have used it so much we wouldn't dream of life without it. I went through bags of snow shoes and gloves, some so small it could only mean it was one of the kiddos from years past. I went through old framed photos, only one of which I'll bother to scan for memory sake. There are three chairs up there that once belonged to my grandmother who passed away decades ago. I could've sworn there were four chairs... I toted the wet/dry vacuum up there once the area was clutter free. That layer of dust had to go!
|three rows: virtual garage sale, empty boxes and keepers|
|on my to-do list for tomorrow|