• Jen Bedard

The Creepy Attic Turned Chic

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

For some of us, we store things up in the attic and forget they even exist until it’s time to move again. For most, the purpose of the attic is simple – store things you do not require regular access to. Examples would include holiday decorations, items that your children have outgrown, and you are keeping until they fit your next child (or grandchild) and summer camping gear. But how do you keep it all organized? Here are a few tips to help you get the best use out of your attic storage space.

1 – Consider Accessibility

If your attic is one that requires a ladder to access, or once inside you must crawl around on your hands and knees, you already have limited access. In this case, it will be important to make the stuff you are keeping up there easy to get to. One idea would be to add a handrail to the pre-existing ladder. It’s a small and inexpensive modification that will ease the process of getting in and out of the attic.

2 – Consider Attic Safety

Attics are often dangerous places as they have unfinished floors, some even have no floors at all, just beams, there may even be roofing nails poking down from the ceiling of a low-lying attic. The easiest and often safest way to remedy an unfinished or floor less attic is to lay sheets of plywood down. This gives you a safer space to move around and offers a solid foundation to store items you intend to keep in the attic. Also, bend exposed nails over with a hammer to prevent injury.