Around the House | June 17, 2014
Attics often can be the “dumping zone” for storage in a home and attic clean-up projects are usually the last on the “to do” list. An attic can get filled with holiday decorations, trunks full of family heirlooms, books, toys, clothing and other items that you don’t even remember storing. Attics can easily become unorganized and cluttered messes. The attic can be a difficult room to organize because it requires climbing up and down stairs or accessing via a pull-down ladder. If the room is unfinished and the walls are angled, you have to be extra careful!
However, once you have decided to do an attic organization project, you will reap the benefits of having extra storage in your home. Unlike basements that can be damp or can flood, attics are dry. But, attics, especially ones that are not insulated, can experience temperature extremes and higher humidity. The higher temperatures and humidity levels can damage items over a long period of storage. Comic books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, vinyl records and family photos should not be stored in an attic. The humidity levels could cause these items to crack and warp. Self storage is a great home storage option that can help with attic clean-up projects.
A climate controlled storage unit is the best option for comic books, vinyl records, DVDs, CD’s and cherished family items! Now is a great time for attic organization projects! Once the weather gets too hot or humid, doing these projects would be very uncomfortable. Here are seven tips on how to organize your attic that can easily be accomplished in an afternoon or morning project.