Organizing

Organizing the (Dreaded) Attic

Attic Organization // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you all had a great Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday, Greg and I made a trip to Ikea (yes, we were crazy dumb enough to go on a Saturday) and had the chance to spend some time with my mother-in-law on Sunday afternoon. Sunday night, I had a special 2-hour phone date with my mom out in California. Well, who am I kidding, my mom and I have a 2-hour phone date pretty much everyday, haha. All in all, it was a good weekend and we’re ready to “get back in the saddle” so to speak.

Attic Organization // 7thhouseontheleft.com

As I mentioned in the last post, we’ve been in “Spring Cleaning mode” around here. It’s still underway – so the house still looks like a bomb went off – but we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Last week, I had the chance to share one of our current organizing projects over at my good friend, Jen’s, online domain, iHeart Organizing.

With our “every square inch” mantra, we finally got around to tackling… the attic. Dun dun dunnnn. Before we started, the attic wasn’t a complete war zone or anything, but it was neglected, not as conveinent as it could have been and was in dire need of a tried and true organization system. I’ve wanted to start some sort of system up there for some time, but didn’t really come up with one I really liked and thought would make a big impact until it finally clicked last week. You can read all about what we did (and what else we’re going to do) right here.

Are any of you guys in “Spring Cleaning mode” right now too? What’s the most dreaded room on your list of to-dos?

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9 Comments

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    Connie
    May 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    If you add a small roller to your supplies, you’ll find it lots easier to make big labels, shipping tape, and Contac paper stick. My current roller is a wallpaper seam roller I found on Amazon.

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      Ashley
      May 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Great tip!

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    Melissa
    May 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I just read your post at iHeart and this is genius! I know what I’m doing this weekend!

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    Lynn
    May 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This definitely goes down as one of those “Why the heck didn’t I think of that?” things. Well done!

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    Sarah
    May 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Anxious to catch the dining room curtain update.

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    Amy
    May 13, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Oh gosh, if you could see my attic. This is such an inspiration to get things in gear!!

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    Val
    May 13, 2014 at 10:56 am

    So so simple but SMART! I love your organizing tips and tricks!!

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    WHitney
    May 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

    When are you going to be sharing what you ended up doing with your dining room curtains?

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      Ashley
      May 13, 2014 at 11:02 am

      We’ve been so busy the last few weeks, that we have yet to hang them, but we do have the curtains in hand. Finally, haha! I’ll be posting an update later this week. Thanks for your patience!

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