Have an Attic Disaster Zone? Learn How to Organize it Here!

Attics have become catchalls for most people and as a result it is one giant mess up there. We found this article from the hit tv station TLC that we hope will help you organize your attic and create order from chaos!

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From the article:

Taking Inventory of Attic Contents
You’ve decided to take the step to organize your attic, but as soon as you walk into that room, you suddenly want to run in the other direction. It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over the years! While it may seem intimidating, if you take a simple approach to taking inventory and sorting of the items in your attic, you’ll have a much more manageable task on your hands.

With a notebook and pen in hand, begin by going through the items in your attic and recording what you find. Do box labels match their contents of their boxes? If they don’t, look at what’s there and re-label the box. As you compile your list, you’ll begin to see some natural categories developing: out-of-season clothes, holiday decorations, family keepsakes and so on. These categories will be helpful when you begin to sort and organize the items you decide to keep.

Once you have a list of the items in your attic, it’s time to really investigate what’s there so you can pare down what you’re storing. A helpful start is to organize the list into three groups: always used, used on special occasions and rarely used [source: Heloise]. Not only will this help you in deciding what to part with, but it will also help you decide where and how to store what you’re keeping. If you want to break things down even further, you can separate items into these categories: things you definitely want to store, things you can throw out or donate, and things you want to think about.

Need more help on de-cluttering? Checkout this article about de-cluttering for busy parents that could be of interest to you.

Read all of the tips here: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/how-to-organize-attic1.htm

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