The attic of a home presents an opportunity to store a lot of things but that doesn’t really mean we can ignore the need for organizing and de-cluttering that space. The tips ahead will give you a chance to make this happen, either through some waste cleaning or junk removal or by organizing the entire space to make it more useful in the long run:
· Getting help for your task
Chances are the current setup of your attic space is a convoluted mess of boxes, piles of items and worse covered with lots of dust. Getting help so you can organize this mess will save you a lot of time and you will have a much easier time dealing with everything, so see whether any family members can help you deal with that or get a cleaning company to help out as well.
· De-cluttering phase
Once you have someone helping you out and you’re not dealing with everything by your lonesome, then you can move on to the next actual step of the process to reclaim your attic space. You need to make a solid plan to ensure you will have an easier time dealing with all of this, so you can get rid of the items you don’t need in a more controlled fashion. You can work on donating them, selling them or even recycling them if that is applicable.
· Possessions categorization
You can benefit a great deal by doing some categorizing of your items, keeping track of what you need to work as well as labeling them according to purpose and area. Having an inventory list while you work will certainly help you keep track of the items you pulled from storage, as well as figuring out what you really want to do with them. An easy system made up of letters and numbers or even a color-coded one will work well in keeping your items organized for future reference. The inventory list will be a lot more useful once you start using a professional house cleaning company to deal with the items or when you’re leaving the house.
· Zoning around the attic
Do you want to have all your items well-organized and easy to work with once you’re done with your preparations? If that is the case then you can make things easier on yourself by creating zones where you can collect items and place them for later disposal or organization. Newly labeled boxes are a great beginning to this part of the process, as the system will allow you to find what you need rapidly when you’re doing your cleaning and junk removal. Grouping your items together by type or function will make it much easier to locate what you need later on. If you have many books in the attic, you may consider alphabetizing them or even using the Dewey decimal system if you have far too many. When you’re done zoning you should be able to continue the rest of your task without searching for your needed items for too long.