Organizing Your Attic for Storage

Organizing Your AtticAny organization project requires some simple, standard steps to get the job done in the most efficient, hassle-free way possible. If you need to organize your attic to make it a more useful, workable space, we have some tips that will work wonders. An underutilized attic is truly a shame because it’s a space that works quite well for storing items that homeowners don’t typically need on a regular basis. Need a space for your college kid’s stuff, holiday décor or family collectibles you no longer use but would like to keep? Utilize your attic space!

The decluttering process begins! As with any organization project, figuring out what you need and what you don’t need should come first. You may have unmarked boxes and bins in your attic that you’ve completely forgotten existed. Before you can clean and figure out your new shelving and organizational system, you need to begin to declutter and donate. Throw away those broken toys, multiple work towels and mystery power cords! It’s time to figure out what you want to keep and what you want to organize in your “new” attic storage space.

Clean it up. Attics may require some TLC if they’ve been neglected for quite some time. You may find some pests or unwanted critters turning your attic into their home. Spiders and other creepy crawlers may have at one time found your attic to be a comfy place to start a family. Once you’ve decluttered, and before you begin to actually store items in a logical manner, it’s not a bad idea to hire a pest control company to rid your attic of pests or use a do-it-yourself spray to start fresh.

Easy to find storage. Most attics can be warm and toasty in the summer and chilly during the winter months, so it makes sense to find what you are looking for, fast! When items are placed on the wall, like with the StoreWALL re-engineered slatwall system, you’ll have storage at your fingertips. It’s heavy duty storage that’s versatile, waterproof and recyclable. Our Storbox bins fit perfectly in the storage system, offering an easy way to find items you want to organize.

For heavier items and a more polished look, we can install one of our custom cabinet systems. Uniquely-shaped attic? We can install a closet system that will fit perfectly in your exact attic space. With Redline Closet Systems, you’re not limited to standard off-the-shelf solutions, making this system an ideal option for different roof lines, wall variations and more. Every closet and need is different, so we offer 16 shelf and cabinet depths in virtually any height.

The installation of small cabinets and drawers is also ideal for storing items in your attic. Place the drawers close to your attic’s entrance since the entrance offers the best light source to easily find what you need. Extra décor, holiday dishes or even that sewing kit and machine you rarely use can be placed closer to the attic’s door, ensuring quick and easy access. It’s also a great idea to keep a “donation” area in your attic as you organize more over time. This way, you can place items you no longer need in one designated spot for that next trip to your favorite donation place.

Once your attic is cleaned up and set up how you like it, your organizational potential is endless! Garage Décor and More designs and installs custom organization systems in St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois, as well as the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer free consultations and personalized service so that getting organized fits your particular needs and budget. Want to learn more? Give Garage Décor and More a call at (618) 789-7969 or visit us online at