If your cellar is crammed with broken-down old furniture, empty boxes, half-empty paint cans, seven years worth of National Geographic, broken tools and obsolete appliances that you’ll never use again, you, like millions of others, are a pack-rat.
While your hoard of “treasures” will never make the Antiques Road Show, it’s possible that some of them may attract neighbors to a garage sale. No matter how you get them out of your cellar, NOW is the time to make plans for your SPRING/FALL cleanup.
Be firm with yourself — don’t give in to nostalgia! Face the fact that those once beautiful, useful items are now food for fire, an accident looking for a victim, or both. Should the closet to the gas-fed hot water heater suddenly burst into flame, blocking the way of incoming firefighters, you’ll be in really hot water.
GET RID OF IT...IT’S A FIRE HAZARD!