Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Storage In the Attic

It may be a convenient storage spot, but you should reconsider storing items in your attic. Here's why.

Attics are a common place to store all your stuff. Between holiday decorations, out-of-season clothing and even a few boxes of memorabilia, it’s the prime free storage space for your home. However, it’s also standing in the way of one crucial benefit that houses in colder climates may want: Making the house warmer.

Save on Your Heating Bill

To be completely honest, using the attic as storage space isn’t a bad practice. With a space as roomy as the attic (and not as wet as a basement), it makes perfect sense.

However, for those in colder climates, it may be time to reconsider. By removing the storage to another area of the house, you are free to insulate the floor of your attic — which, in return, will make your house warmer and save money on that heat bill. Cha-ching, cha-ching.

Yes, it’s true. You can cut your heating bills by properly insulating your attic — including the floor. This means less of the house that will need to be heated, which means less heating used altogether. Except for losing the storage space, it sounds like an easy win-win. Plus, you can even insulate the attic door, which will also help with that energy bill.

Important for All Climates

This is especially helpful in the winter months since heat tends to rise. However, if you’re experiencing colder drafts in your attic, it may be because you have some air leaks. Air leaks can also affect that energy bill!

Now, this doesn’t just apply to people living in warmer climates. Having a properly insulated house is beneficial for keeping your house warmer, but also cooler in hotter climates.