Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On My Way Up

I have decided to clean out the attics this year. It MUST be done. We have 3 attics that are used for storage. They are located at the back and front of our house under the eaves. It is impossible to stand up straight in the attics. When you enter them, if you're smart, you wear a hard hat or helmet to prevent head whacks against the beams. I am not smart. I have however, over the years, learned to crouch and scuttle like a big crab while in the attics thus avoiding, most of the time, getting bruised and battered. So, as I was saying, I decided to clean out the attics. It is time to downsize, to get rid of unused and unneeded stuff. That was, I found, easier to say than do. My problem is that I have a tendency to remember "who gave me what" and so I feel guilty when I put something in the "to-go" pile. SIGH! However, I straightened up my backbone...after I came out of the attic....and got on with the dirty deed. I am happy to say that half the front attic has been cleared. Yes, there is a lot of Christmas stuff going back into storage BUT there was a whole lot more that was tossed. In fact Hubby John was, I think, surprised by how much got sent off to a good cause. Really, when you think about it, it WAS a good cause because it is someone else's problem now. A local organization, now has a whole lot more items, most in excellent condition, for their upcoming garage sale fundraiser. So, by my cleaning out they will be cleaning up. Yes, I still have the other end of the front attic to clean out but that is mostly old paperwork that will need to be shredded. There is not really much else left in there. Maybe 3 or 4 boxes of John Vincent's childhood treasures that will be sent over to his house. It will be his decision to decide what to or not to keep. So now, I have one attic almost done and 2 to go. I have to work faster as hot weather is approaching and I can't work in the attics in hot weather as I will pass out from the heat. Time is moving on so I need to get into high gear. Attics beware.....I am on my way up.

7 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

wow, you have attics as in plural? Attached to the same house or houses?

I suppose I am lucky, I don't have an attic and I don't have a basement. In fact I really don't have a garage, unless you call that storage shed that belongs to hubby a garage. LOL Nope, not my job!

Glad to hear from you again. Sounds like you have had a very sad year losing friends and family:( Hugs and prayers to you. May this year be a healing one!

Lois said...

Thanks Wanda for the drop by!
Yes we have 4 attics in 1house.
Just gives me more room to stash craft stuff LOL!
Lois

Tolentreasures said...

Wish I had your initiative! Mine needs cleaned out real bad and I only have one. The thought of it getting too hot to be up there should really motivate me...but no, I can't seem to do it. Good for you though!

Cathy

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Such a lovely blog!~ I'm a new follower ~ ♥♥
Anne

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Lois, I am in my basement doing the same thing! ♥♥

Laurie said...

Have fun with that project! I'm so glad you've become a Floozie!

Laurie said...

I so understand what you mean about who gave what. Sentimental value is so hard to purge! Great job Lois!