My family had been stuffing junk up there for the past two years. Bags of old clothes blocked the walkway on the left. Christmas and other holiday things blocked the right - along with the children's baby rockers and my husband's hand truck.
What on earth was a hand truck doing in the attic? Your guess is as good as mine.
Because I love to throw things away (don't even ask, I have no idea why, it just makes me happy to lessen the junk in my house), that "toss" pile grew the biggest.
And because I'm afraid the Goodwill truck man will become lonely if I don't stop by to donate at least a couple times a month, there was plenty in that pile as well.
There was no sell pile. Yes it's possible I could have kept a few things to sell in a future yard sale, but because my daughter filled up most of the attic with things she eventually planned to sell in a yard sale but never got around to ... I kept nothing in that category.
Out the door went the stuff. At last, I could walk through my attic without tripping over things.
After Christmas, I used some new plastic bins to store all my decorations. These are see-through, which is fabulous for finding the bin you want at a glance. They stack neatly, unlike the various sized cardboard boxes I'd used previously.
I love my new attic organization.
How's your attic?