3 Tips on successfully using your attic for storage

Posted by steve davidson on

Most people don’t have a large attic, but have really many things that they need to store in the attic. And, because the stuff is more than the attic, the results are a chaotic and cluttered attic where you can’t find actually anything. The best thing to do is to know how to successfully use your attic for storage, so that you can actually find something in the attic. Here’s some of that important tips that you need to know.

Make sure it’s Insulated and ventilated

The first thing that you need to do, before you start using your attic for storage, you need to make sure that the attic is correctly insulated and ventilated. Otherwise your stuff that you’re going to store in the attic is going to get too hot.

Damage of heat and humidity can ruin many different things, and if you store something, it is normally with the intension to use it again. And, with the attic getting too hot and humid, you’re going to ruin everything that’s stored in the attic.

Easy access to the attic

We all know that the access to the attic can be difficult and even dangerous. Many homes don’t have doors with stairs to the attic. They have only the hole in the roof, that opens and sometimes a ladder that automatically going down for climbing into the attic.

This isn’t a great way to get access to the attic, if you’re going to use it for storage. You’re needing to upgrade and renovate the access to the attic to make it easier and safer to reach the attic. With access to the attic better, you will also start using this great storage space much more often.

For those attic’s who have stairs, you need to make sure that the stairs is safe and secure. You don’t want to have any accidents on the stairs because of faulty stairs.

Can’t store anything in the attic

Something that most people don’t know, is that you can’t store just anything in the attic. There’s some products that’s too sensitive to extreme temperatures, and storing in the attic is going have extreme temperatures. During the summer, it can get very hot, while in the winter, it can become really cold.

Make sure that you know that the things going into storage in the attic can handle all kinds of heat, or your stuff can be ruined. Things like food, delicate clothing and things made from wood can get damage in the attic, if you don’t make sure that your attic has the right climate at all times.

Many people are using their attics for storage, but most of these people don’t do it properly. They are just stacking the boxes and other stuff on top of each other and not even considering the temperature or the dangers of using the attic incorrectly. These tips will ensure that you have a successful storage space in your attic that’s safe and where you will be able to find anything that you have stored in the attic.

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