Attic Organization Tips to Avoid Damage
- 01 Sep 2022 06:15
With all the attention paid recently to decluttering, it’s amazing more people don’t pay attention to attic organization. From “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” to Oprah, decluttering has been one of the trends of the last two years.
The reason the trend hasn’t changed attics, though, is that it’s all too easy to forget your attic. You go up there for holiday decorations, maybe. But after that, it’s out of sight, out of mind. You need to pay attention, though. Attics are subject to extremes of temperature. They get super hot in the summer and can get extremely cold in the winter. They can also be subject to condensation and humidity, which both cause moisture in the attic. These conditions can all damage what you store in the attic. If you have vintage family photos, vinyl records, comic books, scrapbooks, videos, DVDs, or CDs in the attic, they can become cracked, warped, or damaged by excess moisture. Don’t care about old vinyl records or comic books, you say? You should. First, both are in high demand. Many young hipsters think vinyl records sound warmer than mp3 players. Second, comic books can be classics. Third, they may be loved by the generation coming up. And that’s to say nothing of old photographs and scrapbooks. These are treasures. So how do you make sure nothing gets mold or water damaged? Better organization will not only save your items from damage, but it will also make it easier to find what’s up there when you need it. Here are five tips for attic organization.
Inventory the Keepers
Remove Easily Damaged Items
Divide Kept Material by Zones
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