Episode 53 – Loft (Part 3) organising and zoning

very tidy loft with boxes

 

In Part 3 of this three part podcast series, Lesley and Ingrid talk about the storage you need when organising your loft and how zoning is so effective.

So many homes have lofts and attics that are filled to the brim with stuff - from appliance boxes to suitcases to memorabilia to kids' toys and hand me downs. You name it, it might just be in your loft. But decluttering your loft can be a daunting task. In this podcast series, we break it down so we think about the emotions involved, the decluttering, organising, storage and zoning.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Good quality, see-through boxes with lids are critical when organising a loft.
  • Measure boxes before you buy to ensure they will go through your loft hatch.
  • If you can invest in different coloured boxes for different types of items, this can give a super organised and aesthetically pleasing look when organising your loft.
  • Use larger labels when working in a loft for enhanced visibility.
  • If your loft space will allow, think about using racking for greater accessibility.
  • Are you ever realistically going to use all the hand-me-downs or are you keeping things out of guilt?
  • Coincide a loft declutter with getting additional lighting, electricity or boarding your loft.
  • When zoning your loft, have a zone for holiday decorations.
  • Make sure you rotate decorations effectively if you have decorations for different holidays.
  • Categorise hand-me-downs and rotate them effectively.
  • Suitcases should be stored together and if you are tight on space, smaller ones can be stored inside larger ones.
  • When organising your loft, use smaller boxes for paperwork so it doesn't become too heavy to move around.
  • Keep items in your household zone to a minimum.
  • Sentimental boxes do belong in a loft but ensure you go through them occasionally to make sure things are still special.
  • Think about creating a visual map of your zones so family members know the system that's been created.

Other related things you may find useful

We have blogs, downloadable checklists, a free closed Facebook group and lots of useful stuff in The Declutter Hub. You can also follow us on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

We really like the plastic boxes from The Really Useful Box Company

You might also be interested in the blog I feel so guilty about my clutter or check out our free resource below.

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