Two weekends ago a nearby town had "city-wide" garage sales, so several of us along our road decided to have them the same day. That way we could be on the map, too, and get a little more business directed our way. We actually ended up with a good number of people stopping by, and were able to get rid of many things that had accumulated over the years. I didn't even recognize some of the items--some were from auctions or garage sales that B. or I had gone to, or I think part of them might have come with the house! :-)
I always say that our huge attic is a blessing/curse since we can keep a lot of stuff/keep a lot of stuff! I'm happy to report that MOST (not all) of what we put out did not come back into the house. With what didn't get sold, we literally filled the back of the Caravan to donate to the nearby Habitat for Humanity thrift shop.
The sad thing is, we could probably easily do the same thing again. But at least this was a start!