The attic is up there, hanging out where no one really goes, but occasionally, it does need a good cleaning. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Pull everything out of your attic first.
If your attic is really full and you really want to get it good and clean, it is best if you pull everything out of your attic and bring it down to a lower floor of the house so it is easier to go through everything. Having the attic empty will also allow you to:
- Thoroughly investigate the attic for signs of mold or pests
- Clean up all the dust and debris without getting everything up there dirty
- Better plan to rearrange the stored items in a more organized way
While you have everything out of the attic, you can more easily install a few storage shelves or other items that will help you keep your attic a little more organized.
Sort through what's to keep and what goes.
This is the hardest part of an attic cleanout; deciding what is worthy of keeping and what needs to go. Consider how often you actually use an item and whether the item is worth keeping for any future purpose. Invest in a few heavy-duty storage containers to sort things out easily, and bring in some large cardboard boxes to house things you plan to eliminate. A few things to get rid of:
- Old holiday decor that you do not use or that may be damaged
- Clothing that you haven't worn in a few years
- Broken furniture that you planned to repair but never had time to
Call a junk removal service for help.
There is no doubt about it, once you have taken everything out of your attic and sorted through your stuff, you are going to have some junk that needs to be removed from your property. It is a good idea to call a junk removal service to help you get rid of everything that has to go. These companies pick up just about any junk you can imagine, and they usually charge by their services according to the volume of the load. The service professionals will bring a trailer to your home to load the items and then they will load the items and take them to either donation centers or the waste center. It is far better to do this than to try to handle all the junk on your own.
To learn more about junk removal services, consult a resource in your area.