No matter how small your attic is, there’s probably enough room up there to store at least some of the things you don’t have space for in the house. Still, your attic “as is” might not be in any shape to safely house your possessions without eventually ruining them. Here are 10 things to consider as you convert your attic into a mini storage room:
How sturdy is the floor? Your attic might have a plywood floor, and it might not have a floor at all. Reinforce the attic floor if you plan to store books, old record albums or other heavy items on it. The attic floor doubles as the ceiling of your living space. If it’s not strong enough, piling boxes onto it can send your ceiling crashing down.