Who Says Raiding the Attic isn't F-U-N?

07/28/2021 03:19 AM By Paul Thompson

How long has it been since you’ve been up in the attic other than when you dragged down the Christmas decorations? When did you last really go through the stuff up there? The cool thing about doing it is that you never know what you’ll discover that you can either use for fun or sell. It may be things you simply forgot about. You might as well find them and make use of them.

Discover Old Memories 

If you know that there are lots of pictures in the attic, you can get some boxes to organize them. Consider organizing them by timeline, event, or by person, into different boxes, and the next time you can put them into albums and make it a fun arts and craft day.

Find Lost Treasures 

You may think you know everything you’ve ever put up in your attic, but people have been known to forget what they put out of the way up there. You may find something that is worth a lot of money, something you thought you lost, or something that simply makes you happy that you want to rescue from the attic and really use.

Make Money 

If you find things in your attic that you never use and have not looked at or used (or missed) for a year, it’s time to consider getting rid of them. You can use Craigslist, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace to sell your stuff. You can even plan a yard sale if you want to. Make it more fun by spending the earned money on a fun day of some kind.

Enjoy Togetherness 

It is fun being together with your family, digging through boxes, putting on clothing, and looking at pictures, albums, and other memories. Your kids will love hearing all your stories that get jogged from looking in your attic.

Even something like going through your attic to find lost treasures and to discover old memories can be fun and not only is it free to do it, you may even end up making money off the deal if you choose to sell some of the treasures you find. 

After all, if you’re not using it and it’s been up there collecting dust for a long time, you may as well sell it. Use the cash you make to do something fun with your family. Whether that involves going to the local miniature golf course or being able to take the family on a bigger vacation, you won’t know until you go on the hunt in your attic for everything you forgot.

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