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As the calendar flips from 2012 to 2013, many of us find ourselves un-decking the halls AND pledging to be more organized this year. Why not make 2013 your most organized year yet, and start from the top down – in the attic, where most of us store our holiday decorations?
To make it easier on you, we’re offering a special promotion for Get Organized Month in January: This month only, get 13% off AtticMaxx Truss Shelves and FREE shipping! And if that isn’t enough to incentivize you to organize your attic, remember that with every order totaling more than $200, you’ll get a FREE e-subscription to Getting Organized Magazine, AND a FREE e-book “Get Organized; Get Revitalized”. We hope these tools will give you that extra boost to create and maintain your new, orderly home in the New Year.
Also, stay tuned for great tips on helping you break down your attic attack into smaller steps so that it’s not such an overwhelming task. We’ll suggest well-defined milestones that you can manage in short bursts or in one dedicated day—you decide!
Here’s an overview of our upcoming series of blog posts to help you tame that attic clutter throughout January:
- Step One: Take Stock, Set Rules and Gather Supplies
- Step Two: The What, When and Where of Getting The Job Done
- Step Three: Working Through the Stress and Emotions of Letting Go of the Clutter
- Step Four: Find What You Need, When You Need It, And Make It Last!
Along the way, we’d love to hear about your progress. Send us before and after pics, comment below or post a comment on the AtticMaxx Facebook Page. We’ll be here to cheer you on throughout the project!
It’s all part of celebrating January as Get Organized Month. For more information, check out the National Association of Professional Organizers website.
Happy New Year and best wishes for making every space count in 2013!
If you have followed us through the first three steps of our “Organize Your Attic” Challenge, you might be amazed at just how great your attic looks. Why not take the final step and do what it takes to keep your attic looking this organized for years to come?
Maximize attic storage space with AtticMaxx Shelving System.
With all the cleaning you have been doing, you might be surprised at the amount of space you now have in your attic. But, did you know that you can create even MORE room in your attic with the AtticMaxx Shelving System? Our attic truss shelves utilize the often wasted vertical space between attic trusses for easily accessible and stable bin storage space. The system includes 22” x 22” solid wood shelves with adjustable straps and a swiveling metal bracket, offering flexibility to accommodate varying angles of trusses depending upon the pitch of the roof. The shelves install in minutes with a screwdriver, level and four screws, and hold up to 50 pounds each.
With AtticMaxx shelves in place, you’ll have an ideal storage place for all of your “keep” items (see Step Two), have plenty of room for walking and avoid toppling towers of totes.
Speaking of totes, let’s talk about attic storage containers. Avoid cardboard and opt for sturdy, clear plastic containers with good-fitting lids. Take your organization one step further by color coordinating the lids to the season (e.g., red for Christmas, yellow for Spring/Easter, orange for Halloween) and using labels that are temperature and humidity resistant.
Seal up any openings you discover, use cedar blocks to deter moths, and make sure there are no food items stashed in boxes (e.g. leftover Halloween candy that might be hiding in a plastic pumpkin!).
Write an inventory of what you’re keeping in your attic and where items are stored for easy reference in the future. Attach this list to the back of the attic door or just next to your attic ladder.
Finally, snap an “Organize Your Attic Challenge After” picture.
Enjoy comparing it to your “before” picture, which we recommended all the way back in Step One! And, keep both of them as an incentive for your next big organization project.
If you have stepped up to the “Organize Your Attic” Challenge, we would love hear about your experience or see your “before” and “after” pictures. Leave us a comment below or speak up on our AtticMaxx Facebook Page.
We hope that 2012 is your most organized year yet!