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Storage; Our old house was like that. It was very old, and had only 3 little closets (one was a broom closet). I agree with the "go vertical" statement. As much as I love IKEA... it can get $$ fast. If the items are going to stay in the closet/attic after the renovation, I would use either sturdy paper boxes (Free at any office supply place that does printing and easy to stack, recycle them if you are not going to re-use them) or those plastic tote things you can buy for very little at places like Odd Lots. Do you have high ceilings? Floor to ceiling shelves can be a real help! For years my Mother had an old armiore in her kitchen for a cupboard, and it looked like it just belonged there.
Decluttering and gettign rid of things can be really hard, esp. baby things. Go through them and re-pack the gender nuetral things, things you just love, and stuff that is in excellent shape. I saved a lot of stuff for my second that, when I unpacked it, I thought "Why do I have this?!". All the things with stains or that you don't love just get rid of. Little baby clothes are always easy to come by. As for your & Dh's clothes, just keep stuff within a size of your current size and get rid of anything else.
The Tabbie Family; DH , DS , DD , a few :, a couple : and me.