The disaster area that is my side of the attic is getting worse by the week. I pull things out of the closet and knee-walls and then shove everything back in. Two weeks ago, I started cleaning out my file cabinet and today tossed an extra-large grocery bag full of papers and folders into the recycle bin. Of course, I had to look at each paper because I didn’t want to throw papers with my SSN into the bin and need to burn those papers instead (we don’t own a shredder).
Today I spent several hours trying to fix a refurbished Chromebook whose battery wouldn’t keep a charge. Nothing I did worked, and I wasted all that time on something that I probably won’t use anyway.
The horror aspect is that if I am lucky I have maybe twenty good years left and I’m wasting every weekend playing hide and seek with all my shit. Help!
4 thoughts on “279/365 Secrets in the Attic”
If it helps you to know I’ve been doing the exact same thing, here I am. When I needed to create a space for the new chest freezer a couple of weeks ago, it involved moving an old metal filing cabinet that needs to be trashed, and unearthing boxes of letters and other “things to save.” What a royal mess I created! I’m still wading through it. I had to stop myself from reading any more of the letters. But I’m not throwing them out.
Oooh, that last sentence really hit home. Yes, that is my horror story too.
OMG. Are we all in this position?
Yep. We are all in this mess! My basement looks like a bomb went off there, and even though I’ve thrown out some stuff, the remaining stuff is somehow taking up even more space. I think that I gave it room to grow.