Oh well...we are having a huge one with a decade worth of
This yard sale has several concurrent objectives:
|Looking down the length of the attic|
|Far end of attic|
It is somewhat appalling how much stuff we have. Granted, it was collected over time, but seriously.....some of this is absurd. For example, we have like 20 sets of sheets. I think my mom bought them for us over time. Unless we are running a hotel, we don't need this many. Most of them I don't even like. So I washed and folded them, and if they can go to another home....great.
I also found binders from 2006 when the kids were in preschool. I kept every daily "schedule" of what they did....all in order, in a binder, sorted into tabs by month. OK....do I really need to know that they fingerpainted on 2/16 and had carrot sticks for snack? NO. Those were pitched. I kept the boxes of all the art and such to go through later and streamline. No time right now for that, but I have the boxes together waiting for me (it isn't like I was selling that stuff....unless....maybe my kids are Ar-TEESTS, and I can sell it for thousands!!!)
Our first pass at emptying the attic went well. Our playroom now looks like the attic barfed all over it, but we needed somewhere to put it. There was only one item that G-man and I had to discuss getting rid of vs. keeping. That was Bossy's bouncy chair. I said get rid of it, but with tears running down my face. I was trying to be practical. But there are so many memories with that chair. In the end, we kept the cover (for his memory box) and pitched the frame.
I can't wait to show you what the attic looks like now!!! But alas, you will have to wait. I know you are as excited as I am.