Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents
Smart strategies and clever shortcuts for when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
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- Assess the clutter. Start by creating three categories: keep, donate, and toss. As you work your way through the items in the attic, assign each one to a category. If you rarely use a piece, it’s probably a good candidate to either donate or toss.
- Donate or toss. Contact local charities and arrange for a pickup of items you would like to donate; put the toss items out with the trash or recycling.
- Edit the belongings you’re keeping. Winnow the keep pile even further, creating new categories, such as out-of-season clothing, tax returns, etc. Allot each category a location: Tax returns might be assigned to a plastic storage box placed in a corner of the attic; sporting equipment might be sent downstairs to a wall cabinet or a bin in the garage.