By Kelly Raulston
Friday, November 19, 2021

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As you are getting ready for fall and winter decorations, ask yourself this question…

When is the last time I cleaned out the attic?

It is recommended that the attic is cleaned out every 6 months, but a minimum of once per year.

1. Completely Empty the Entire Attic

When you remove items from the attic, clean, dust, and vacuum them off.

2. Evaluate

You should only store what you really need. Make three piles: Keep, Trash, Donate.

Keep the items that bring you joy.

Trash the items that are broken.

Donate the items you no longer need.

3. Clean

Clean everything above the floor first, then clean the floor. Wear mask and gloves.

Make note of any animal traces or mold, and contact a trusted professional.

Look over insulation, beams, ductwork, structure, and contact a professional.

Add shelving and use clear plastic bins with lids.

4. Maintenance

After the attic is cleaned and organized, keep it that way! If you take something out, put it back in its proper place.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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