5 Attic Organization Ideas to Make Your Space More Functional


Studies show that organization and decluttering can lead to less stress and reduced anxiety. When it comes to organizing an area you might feel like you don’t know where to start though. Don’t worry, we are here to help!

Your attic can be especially prone to clutter so we have put together a list of the top 5 attic organization ideas to get your space streamlined in no time.

Let’s get started!

1. Declutter

The first step in organizing your space is to declutter the junk! Attics are havens for things we think we are going to need but never end up using. Start by creating three piles:

  • Donate
  • Toss
  • Keep

Once you have thrown out the unusable items and donated the others you will be left with a keep pile, however, you will need to sort through it one last time! On the first pass, it might be hard to part with certain items, but you should ask yourself if you are going to use/need the item.

If you have a lot of memorabilia or photos, understandably, you will want to keep them. Consider creating a bookshelf to utilize vertical storage to showcase the items or a scrapbook to organize the photos.

2. Floor Plan

Once you have gotten rid of the junk it is time to plan your dream attic. Create a floor plan that divides the attic into specific areas where items will be placed. If your attic is designated strictly for storage consider a floor plan that will make it easier to store items and access them quickly.

If your attic is large enough that it can be used as an additional room consider creating a nook for reading. Using quality wood loft ladders can make your attic look polished and refined.

3. Storage Bins

From holiday decor to seasonal clothing your attic is home to a lot of items. When choosing storage bins it important that they are clean, clear, and sturdy. The storage bins will help your attics functionality buy making it easy to identify what is stored and where.

4. Cabinets and Drawers

In addition to storage bins, cabinets and drawers can make storing and accessing your things easier. Cabinets and drawers can also create a polished aesthetic in your attic making it feel less like a storage spot and more like an actual room.

Keep the color scheme light to make the attic space look larger. Consider using chalkboard labels on the face of the drawers and cabinets to easily write what is inside.

5. Vertical Storage

Get items off the floor as much as you can. Attics can be prone to pests and storing items off the floor can reduce damage. Use shelving and hooks to neatly organize your attic. Suspended shelves can easily be built in between your attic’s trusses.

The Best Attic Organization Ideas

These attic organization ideas can take a messy attic and turn it into a functional and streamlined room. Maintaining the organization will keep you stress-free and your attic free from clutter. Check through your attic at the change of each season to see if you can declutter any further or donate any items.


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