I have a rule at home - nothing goes in the attic. Even at my most untidy and disorganised it was a rule. Looking at the mess was bad enough without thinking there was yet another placed stuffed with stuff. We don't have a shed either, for pretty much the same reason.
We do, however, have a garage and although ours is less packed than some - we keep the car in it it can still be a cluttered space. It's so easy to put something on a shelf in there rather than just dealing with it. It's been particularly stuffed over the past five months or so as we've been clearing two houses and taking things either to the tip or to the charity shop.
Our holiday has taken a bit of a rubbish turn as I've picked up a cold somewhere and have felt pretty rubbish, certainly not well enough to go out gadding So what better than to stand in a dusty garage for a couple of hours sorting out junk?
Here we are at the start of the clearing, stuff everywhere.
Here we are at the end, still not a place of great beauty, but much better. There are two shelving units on the left side, one of them is only half full now and the other isn't as crammed as it was. As you can see, we were able to get rid of one set of shelves altogether, now I have plenty of space to use my lovely potting table.
I've added a list of things we got rid of to the Decluttered 2017 page.