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And an equally impressive mound of cardboard. Sheesh. I was just going for the obvious trash and there is still so much left. But now there is at least room to navigate and sort in the attic. Hope the trash collectors take it all. Not sure if we have a limit. I think we do but they don't usually enforce it.<br><br>
What NOT to say when your kids clean their room and approach you with a selection of things they don't want: "Put it in a box in the attic." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I do understand wanting to go through what a kid wants to get rid of in case it's valuable or important or can be passed on to a younger sibling. Kinda fun seeing the childhood "treasures" some with 5 cent price tags from when we had our own tag sales with each other.<br><br>
Probably 1/3 of what is in the enormous attic is literally trash. Cardboard boxes because you are supposed to save boxes for things like computers in case you need to ship them for repairs or if you move... Plus boxes pots and pans came in, ones that might have been nice to ship something to someone but are now too dusty. Polystyrene in case we some day find a place to recycle it (our area JUST started recycling plastic #1 and 2).<br><br>
40 years living here with 10 people moving out and not taking their stuff...<br><br>
On the bright side, I found a box of legos for ds (making me wonder if there is such a thing as too many legos) and some old fisher price house boats for the old little people that will be great fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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I would love to go through my childhood stuff in the attic, (we lost all our toys and what would be fun to go through in a flood<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)<br><br>
But good for you getting it all cleaned out! Sounds like it is a big job!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Yes it is nice being able to revisit some childhood things. I used to take ds up there to treasure hunt when he was younger. We couldn't always find toys we knew we had at the age appropriate time but there was always something. But a happy medium would be good, not saving every card and every scrap of paper with a doodle.
 

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I think my mom gave almost all my toys to my aunt for her kids who mostly trashed them (her kids are 12 + years younger than I am). My dad kept what was left at his house, mostly, but i'm going nuts trying to find a toy that I *know* should be there somewhere... and it's not...
 

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That's frustrating! I guess there are positives to a mom who doesn't get rid of anything.<br><br>
Well, it's all hauled to the curb and I can walk through the hallway again. Hopefully the trash collectors will take it all. Tuesday, I have to collapse or nest all the boxes for recycling pick up.
 

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good for you! i dread the day that we need to clean out MIL's house. she's got a 3 bedroom home where all 3 bedrooms are stuffed full of crap (she sleeps on the couch) as well as the entire attic and basement and one half of a two car garage - the crap is piled so high that the garage door doesn't always close right.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's frustrating! I guess there are positives to a mom who doesn't get rid of anything.<br><br>
Well, it's all hauled to the curb and I can walk through the hallway again. Hopefully the trash collectors will take it all. Tuesday, I have to collapse or nest all the boxes for recycling pick up.</div>
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funny thing is, i'd be fine with it if I knew they got rid of it, but they keep telling me they didn't, so I feel compelled to keep digging through their piles of junk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">funny thing is, i'd be fine with it if I knew they got rid of it, but they keep telling me they didn't, so I feel compelled to keep digging through their piles of junk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know what you mean.
 
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