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The Conversation Piece this Week
Attics are a great place to explore! This week, I read an article called “10 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Attic” by Caroline Bloor on House Beautiful. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you.
From the article, here are some of the things you shouldn’t store in your attic:
Toys, photos, and old technology are things mentioned in the article that shouldn’t be stored in an attic.
Well, darn! All of my stuffed animals and dolls are STILL stored in my parent’s attic. Mom created a wall in my bedroom where all my stuffed animals were hung up. It was pretty cool when I was a kid. When I became a teenager, we took all those stuffed animals down and carefully put them in large bags and stored them in the attic. I still remember the day we did that – it seemed an important day to me – letting go of being a young kid and turning into a teenager.
While Mom and I were putting those bags of stuffed animals in the attic, I discovered a box that contained Mom’s diary and photos from when she was a teenager. I asked Mom if I could go through her box and she said “Sure”. She thought it would bore me, but I sat in that (hot) attic for hours reading her diary and looking through her photographs. Mom would peek in when she heard me laughing to ask what was so funny – I told her what I was reading in her diary, and she would elaborate and tell me stories. Oh my gosh! How I LOVED that time with her.
We have several attics in our home, and I have always wanted to fill them with relics from my past, my husband’s past, as well as include the things my boys have loved since they were young. I always dreamed of having the kind of attic that you could get lost in, exploring all day, uncovering lost treasures and have wanted to create that experience for my own kids.
I think I need to create a treasure map for our kids and leave it in the attic – something right out of the movie Goonies! What do you think?
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