AtticMaxx Hosts “Organize Your Attic” Challenge During National Get Organized Month

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Getting organized tops New Year's resolutions each year; blog series offers advice on cleaning and organizing attics as a weekend project.

Develop a system for moving items into KEEP, TRASH/RECYCLE and DONATE boxes/piles

Attics often hold boxes of delayed decisions and cartons full of treasures,which could include your great-grandmother’s silver, or baby clothes once worn by your now-college senior.

Homeowners contemplating the daunting task of cleaning up their attic will find the encouragement and guidance they need to get the job done by tuning into the AtticMaxx™ Shelving System blog this month. During a series of January blog posts, AtticMaxx is offering attic de-cluttering and organizing advice.

January is national “Get Organized” (GO) Month, according to the National Organization of Professional Organizers(NAPO). GO Month is dedicated to raising the awareness of the benefits of being organized and of hiring a professional organizer as we begin the new year. As many of us recently made trips to our attics to return holiday décor, January is a good month to assess exactly what we have in our attics, what could and should go in the attic and how we could make better use of the valuable storage space.

Through the series of "Organize Your Attic” blog posts, readers can gain valuable professional organizing advice before tackling the project such as:

  • Create “must keep” and “must go” rules
  • Gather the necessary supplies (checklist provided)
  • Develop a system for moving items into KEEP, TRASH/RECYCLE and DONATE boxes/piles
  • Snap a “before” picture for encouragement and a sense of accomplishment

The series also provides suggestions for coping with the stress and emotions of a major attic cleanup.

"Attics often hold boxes of delayed decisions and cartons full of treasures, which could include your great-grandmother’s silver or baby clothes once worn by your now-college senior,” explains Perri Kersh, a professional organizer, owner of Neat Freak and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. “The emotional stress mixed with the challenge of sorting through numerous boxes that have accumulated for years can be overwhelming. Breaking the task down into manageable steps or calling in a professional to help can make the job much easier."

The final post in the “Organize Your Attic” Challenge will include tips and product recommendations for ensuring your attic stays clutter free. It will cover the benefits of the AtticMaxx™ Shelving System. Attic truss shelves, one of AtticMaxx’s products, easily attach to attic trusses—the triangular wooden structures used to support a pitched roof—to create vertical storage space around an attic floor. AtticMaxx is offering special pricing for "Get Organized" Month.

In each blog post in the series, AtticMaxx is inviting homeowners to register their participation in the challenge by commenting on the blog or posting a comment on the AtticMaxx Facebook Page. AtticMaxx will cheer on participants during the challenge, which will run through January 31st. The first three steps of the “Organize Your Attic” Challenge are published and can be found on the AtticMaxx website.

About AtticMaxx
The AtticMaxx Shelving System is a first-of-its kind organization product that attaches to attic trusses. The system includes 22” x 22” solid wood shelves with adjustable straps and a swiveling metal bracket to accommodate virtually any roof pitch. The shelves install in minutes with a screwdriver, a level and four screws, and hold up to 50 pounds each.

The AtticMaxx Shelving System is a high-quality, engineer-tested product manufactured in the USA that comes with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. Made of primarily wood and metal – the same materials used to build homes – the AtticMaxx Shelving System is designed to withstand the hot, cold and humid conditions of the attic. Visit http://www.AtticMaxx.com for more information, before and after pictures, testimonials and free organizing tips.

About Perri Kersh
Organizing expert Perri Kersh provides simple and personalized organizing solutions for your space and life so you can function at your very best. As a professional organizer, Perri works with families, individuals, small business owners and students. She is a frequent contributor to local and national publications, and is regularly asked to speak at professional and group events. She was also recognized as a regular expert on the Fine Living Network and South Africa's The Home Channel. Perri is a past board member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, North Carolina Chapter, and a member of NAPO. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MAEd in Counselor Education from Wake Forest University. Learn more about Neat Freak Professional Organizing at http://www.neat-freak.com and follow Perri on Twitter @theneatfreak.

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