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The shed is half way cleaned.
I'm thinking, instead of renting a storage shed for all the stuff I will have to pack away to "stage" the house to sell, I can store them in that shed, and up in the attic. Who looks at the attic? I never did.
I will have to buy plastic storage bins because of the assorted wildlife that has decided to live in my yard. Those Squirrel stories I've been writing are based on true observations. And they will try to get into my boxes. If I want the stuff to survive, I will have to pack them in sturdy, critter-proof bins.
Fortunately, I can pack a lot into bins, and plastic bins are cheaper than cardboard boxes. I am going to have to be careful not to overpack the books. I may, instead, just sell many of the books. I don't expect to get a lot for them, but not having to pack or move them could be worth it.