When you are going to be storing things in the attic there are things that you will want to avoid storing in there altogether. It can be a useful storage area of your home, but not everything should go up in the attic. In this blog post, we’ll go over some attic room storage ideas you will want to consider. Temperature and moisture levels are important to keep in mind.
You should address any concerns with leaking in your attic right away. You also want to think of the set-up of your attic. Once you have determined that your attic is ready to store items in, you’ll want to take stock of your items and determine what things you can safely store in your attic and what you will want to skip storing up there.
Part of the reason you might not want to use your attic for organizational storage is that it’s not always the most accessible part of your house. What you store up there should be things that you do not need very often.
What Should You Store in the Attic?
Since you only use these items once a year, it makes sense to store them in the attic when they’re not in use. If you have decorations for every season, you are still making multiple trips to the attic a year, but it’s worth it since it’s ideal to keep non-seasonal decorative items out of sight.
Things like sporting gear that you only use at certain times of the year can go in the attic during the off-season. Camping gear, winter sports equipment (skis, snowboards, etc.,) summer sports equipment (baseball gear, football gear, snorkeling equipment, etc.) are all ideal candidates for your attic storage area when you’re not using them.
Outgrown baby clothing
The attic is a good place to store clothing that your children have outgrown. If you plan on having more children in the future, these clothes can make great hand-me-downs and they’ll be right there in the attic when you’re ready to put them to use again.
When you store items like this in the attic, you should ensure that the clothes are secure in storage boxes or plastic airtight bins. Even if your attic is not excessively humid, you still have to consider the temperature and the possibility of animals in your attic.
Things You Should Never Store in Your Attic
The extreme temperatures commonly present in attics during summer and winter can damage food containers. Not only that, but the food can attract animals.
You don’t want anything that you’ll need quick easy access to up in your attic. If small rodents ever find their way into an attic, they love chewing on paper!
The extreme heat of an attic is not conducive to storing electronics.
Candles can melt in an overheated attic.
Attic Room Storage Ideas: Maximizing Space
It’s never a good idea to just pile boxes at random because before you know it, you won’t be able to find anything or even move around your attic. You need a plan.
For larger storage items and seasonal supplies, make sure to keep them within labeled airtight storage bins.
Installing truss shelves on empty wall space in your attic can help you maximize space and keep clutter to a minimum. Shelving is a great place to store small boxes and trinkets that don’t quite fit in your bin-storage area.
Hooks and hangers are very helpful for hanging backpacks and clothing items that you would rather hang up instead of fold during storage.
Ensure that your attic remains well-lit and walkways are properly defined to maintain ease of movement around your attic. Also make sure not to block any of the vents in your attic as that can lead to unwanted condensation.
Keeping your Attic Clean
Attics are notorious for getting dusty if left unattended for long periods of time. This naturally causes not just your attic but the things stored within your attic to get dusty as well. With the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop by your side, you’ll never have to worry about a dusty attic ever again. Its electrostatically charged strands pick up dust without the need for duster chemicals. Simply run the dust mop over the floor, walls, and ceiling of your attic, step outside, and shake off the dust. We also offer a high-quality dust mop treatment spray for those who desire extra dust-grabbing power.