Springtime is a great time to declutter and organize attics. The weather is not too warm or cold, and it is a great way to finish off a home spring cleaning project. There are many benefits to getting that stuffy attic organized.
1. To have an accurate inventory of what you own
For insurance purposes and your own peace of mind, it is great to know everything that is inside your home.
2. To make money selling items you no longer use
Decluttering an attic can help to prepare for a yard sale or garage sale. You could also sell some items on eBay or to consignment shops.
3. To better protect your belongings
Temperature changes, dirt, dust and pests may get into attics causing damage to your belongings. By organizing the items and putting them in protective containers, or moving them to climate controlled spaces, you can better preserve and protect your belongings.
4. To save time searching for things
If your attic is organized with designated areas for specific items and labeled containers, you will save time searching for things.
5. To prepare for a move
If you’re relocating, the last thing you want to do is move more items. Storage spaces such as attics and basements are usually the easiest to declutter as you prepare to move. Also, an open and organized storage space is a selling point to homebuyers.
6. To prepare for renovations
Perhaps you’d like to turn your attic storage space into a room, bathroom, walk-in closet or something else. When you declutter and organize your attic, you are making more space available, and it will make home improvements or renovations in this space much easier.
7. For easier holiday decorating
Many people store holiday decorations in the attic. If you sort, organize and label those items now, it will be much easier to retrieve and put away decorations during the holiday season.
8. To share memories
You may have many forgotten memories stored in your attic in the form of keepsakes and memorabilia. By looking through those items in your attic, you can stroll down memory lane with your loved ones.
9. To donate to charities
There are probably many items taking up space in your attic that would be appreciated and used by others. Find a charity of your choice to pass on your old things to those in need.