Attics in movies often reflect those of our parents or grandparents: a hodgepodge of items that are piled on each other so that it’s almost a form of punishment to visit the space.
Moving to a new home provides the opportunity to “clean house” (literally – the whole house!), get rid of the things we don’t need (and perhaps forgot we even had), and organize those items we wish to keep so that they’ll be easier to access and use in the future.
Some of the best things to store in an attic are:
Things you should NEVER store in the attic:
Attics should make your life easier, not create a space to store clutter. Store infrequently used items in plastic or metal bins, rather than cardboard (which attracts insects and rodents), and sort by season, type, etc., to make items easier to find when you need them. Use labels to organize your items, to minimize the time and frustration spent searching through boxes. And consider shelving to keep from stacking boxes or bins on top of one another.
At Windsong, permanent stairs lead to the attic space, either in the garage or the main living area, making the space safe and easy to access. Just like the homes and communities we build, our attics help you enjoy the things you cherish while minimizing the stress of storing and organizing them.
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