Frequently so much of the attic space is fir ished off for bed and other rooms that what re mains is somewhat limited, and cannot be turne into a catch-all for the may-be-usefuls. Indeed only such things as have true worth should go into it, whatever its size, these to be carefully stowe away, like things together - boxes, furniture, win ter stovepipes with their elbows, piles of maga zines systematically tied together by years, trunk etc. In each trunk place its own special key and strap, and when garments or other articles are packed therein, fasten to the lid a complete list of its contents. Upholstered furniture must be closely covered with old muslin or ticking. The family tool chest seems to fit into the attic, as well as the small boxes of nails, rolls of wire, screws, bolts, and the hundred odds and ends of hardware which the lord of the house must be able to lay his hand on when he wants to do any tinkering about the place. A semiannual sweeping, mopping, and dusting will keep the attic in good condition if thoroughly done, with the help of the "place for everything, and everything in its place," a precept as well as an example which has entered prominently into the upbringing of most of us. Here is another spot where corners and cobwebs like to hobnob, and such intimacy must be sternly discouraged. If old garments are kept in the attic, they should be either packed away in labeled boxes or trunks, or hung on a line stretched across the room and carefully covered with an old sheet. This line is also serviceable when rainy days and lack of other room make it necessary to dry the washing here. The modern attic is for utility only, and so its story is soon told.