Several clients called me over the summer wanting their attics cleaned out. No thanks. It’s an October job, I told them.
Well, now is the time to start booking.
Folks pride themselves on their attic spaces. It’s got a lot of stuff, but it’s organized, they always tell me.
Here is my response to that: You should have nothing in your attic. Not a darn thing. Here is mine:
I will let you keep Christmas items in your attic. (Being Jewish, I feel sorry for you Christmas celebrators who have to store that stuff all year only to drag it out for a few weeks!)
But books, clothes, even furniture will get ruined in your attic. I have made a few exceptions for furniture if the kids are leaving for college in two years or less. But otherwise, the temperature varies too much in an attic, especially, in North Carolina. Books and clothes will grow mold, not to mention all the animal dung that gets in it. YUCK!
So let’s clean out the attics. If it’s been up there for years, you don’t need it. If you have a ladder that’s as dangerous as ours, you will never go get it.
And cleaning it out will feel so good. Let go of your fears of letting go of your stuff.
Below is a photo from one of my favorite clients, who gave me the keys to her house while she went to work because she wanted everything in her attic thrown away. It had been in there for 20 years. She didn’t even know what was up there. As I hauled the junk down, clothes disintegrated in my hand as I threw them out.
It went from this:
To this: AHHHHH. She can breathe.