With the insulation contractor requiring me to move stuff away from all the basement walls, I had to realize how badly clutterred the entire basement had become. It happens so gradually!
So another project is to get rid of stuff I haven't used in 10 years.
First, that used dining table set I bought from Salvation Army when I retired, planning to refinish it. I'm never going to that! I'm giving it back to them. And as long as I was planning THAT. I decided to find everything else I could part with. Stacking chairs I bought 20 years ago when I thought I would be throwing deck parties, wine bottle holders and kitchen stuff I never used, etc. I'm sure there is more if I look around.
But mostly, that table and those chairs take up a lot of space in the basement and I have enough stuff down there that belongs there as it is.
There is stuff in the boxes that were in the attic that I had to haul down. Most were Christmas decorations, and I haven't decorated a Christmas tree in 10 years. I don't need them. Most of those can go. I think I will keep the most unusual or the ornaments and little LED outside lights, I might use them again.
Some stuff from the attic I WILL keep. I discovered several boxes of HO train stuff from my teen years that I thought were long gone. I think I will set them up on the living room floor to see what I have.
But unclutterring is the rule of the day.