Affordable Tools Every Attic Organization Needs

Attic organization suppliesOrganizing an attic properly takes not only time but also a well thought out plan. That includes having the right supplies to make the process smooth and done efficiently.

Luckily you don’t need a thick wallet. For just a few bucks you can get everything you need to make your attic organization effective and most importantly productive.

So what are some of those items and how much should they cost? Here’s a brief list:

Industrial Garbage Bags: These you can get at Home Depot and are great for hauling out all the stuff you are trashing and/or donating. You can get a 50 bag pack for $25.97!

Magic Markers: This is very important for color-coding and labeling boxes. Make sure though you get the permanent kind so nothing has the potential to smear and not be readable. You can get a pack of 24 at Office Depot/OfficeMax for just $10.

White Tote Boxes: This is a very important item to have as not only are they affordable, but they are also rugged and stackable. The Container Store have great ones that feature snap-lock lids and recessed handles for easy portability. An 18 gallon tote is just $13.99.

As you can see, organizing your attic doesn’t have to be pricey. Simply put down your new Lock & Rollin Flooring and let the organizing fun begin!

 

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Dividing Your Attic Organization Into Sections Can Make The Job Much Easier

Organizing your attic is never a task that we strive to do, especially when you can be doing anything else! If though you divide the task into sections the project may be more obtainable to complete.Attic Organization

The first section involves planning. Here you will want to decide which items you want to keep, which items you want to donate and which items you want to throw away. By knowing this ahead of time will help dictate the rest of the organizational process. This section also involves deciding on a staging area, where all these items will temporarily live until decisions on what to do with them are made.

Once you have a plan in place, the execution begins. Always have someone with you to help take the boxes down from the attic. Start itemizing items and putting them in areas on what their end outcome will be (keep, donate, throw out). Don’t overwhelm yourself. Just do a little at a time.

Once everything is removed from the attic or at least a walk able space created it’s time to put everything that you are keeping away. It is during this time that you may want to install your Lock & Rollin Flooring as there is little in the attic that needs to be shifted. The things that you will not access as often should go farthest from your attic entrance.

Before you know it, your newly organized attic will be complete! Remember though safety is always first and always take precautions when entering and leaving the attic space.

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The Meaning Behind A NAPO Choice Award Winner

Lock & Rollin is a NAPO Award WinnerThe National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is a non-profit educational association whose members include organizing consults, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers or organizing products.

Every year NAPO and its organizers choose award winners at its annual conference that they feel is best in breed at that year’s conference.

Why this award is so meaningful is that it isn’t chosen randomly. Organizers actually go online and vote for the product or service.

This year Lock & Rollin Flooring Solutions was proud to be the recipient of the NAPO Organizers’ Choice Award for Best In Show.

That shows that not only the general public love Lock & Rollin and find it to be a valuable organizer product but also professional organizers in the industry.

No more do you have an attic that is unused or unorganized. With this simple-to-install DIY flooring system, your home can have efficient and organized storage space in no time. That means no need to spend extra money on outside storage.

Why not try Lock & Rollin today? You have a 45-day money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty. Oh yes, free shipping as well!

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Three Reasons Why Lock & Rollin Flooring Makes The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Fathers Day SaleWith Father’s Day right around the corner, you are probably scrambling to figure out what you should get dad this father’s day. He has a ton of ties, multiple watches and to many belts to count.

In 2016, why not take a different approach? Why not get dad something unique and different? Why not get him Lock & Rolling Flooring? Here are three reasons why it makes for a great gift:

  1. It’s a great DIY Project. Dad’s love putting stuff together and doing projects. Not only is Lock & Rollin easy to setup but also it gives Dad a feeling of accomplishment once complete. They can’t get that same satisfaction from a wallet or watch!

  2. It provides them with an opportunity to de-clutter other parts of the house. Once Lock & Rollin is installed, unorganized closets and rooms can become de-cluttered as you have a usable storage option in the attic.

  3. It’s super easy all the way around. You or him don’t need to go to a home supply or hardware store to buy heavy plywood and try to fit in your car. Everything you need comes delivered for free right to your front door. No cutting is needed which means no sawdust all over the place and it’s much lighter (30-40%) then lugging up wood.

Your father, step-dad or grandfather will fall in love with Lock & Rollin Flooring. It has a 45 day money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty so why not give it a try? Save 10% now by using the promo code “DAD16” at checkout!

Happy Fathers Day!

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Cleaning That Attic

Attic Cleaning TipsFace it; spending a weekend cleaning your attic isn’t like a weekend in Disney Land. It is extremely important though to periodically go up there and do a good thorough cleaning. That is because dust, dander and even mold, in this usually neglected room could do serious damage to you and your family’s health, including irritating your lungs and affecting your allergies.

But why if you don’t visit that room frequently is it important to keep it clean?

Attic allergens and irritants constantly seep into your living area through ceiling hatches, doors, recessed lights, and even heating and cooling systems.

So what are the essentials for a good attic cleaning? Here is a quick list:

  • A Swiffer or electrostatically charged cloth is great for capturing dust. Make sure though you cover not only the essentials such as your new Lock & Rollin Flooring but also exposed roof trusses, attic fan blades, light bulbs and others.
  • A vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter vacuum cleaner will remove small particles includes ones that are microscopic.
  • A line shop vacuum with plastic bag will help grab hard to reach particles and make cleanup very easy.
  • A surgical mask with filter. This will help prevent airborne particles from entering your body.

A cleaner attic will lead to a healthier home. Make a commitment and you will guarantee years of better living and a much more efficient storage attic.

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Portable Storage Containers vs Storage Shelves

Portable Storage Containers vs Storage ShelvesOnce you made the determination to utilize your unused attic as a storage area, the first thing you will want to do is put down Lock & Rollin Flooring. It is easy to install and extremely durable for all that “stuff”.

After the flooring is down you need to determine if you want to build and install permanent open shelving or if you rather use portable storage containers, usually made of plastic.

There are pros and cons to both:

With permanent open shelving the access is much more open. This will make it easier to find things at a quick glance. It is also permanently nailed into the wall so there is less potential for items that sit on them to shift if you are in an area that has frequent strong weather storms or earthquakes. These shelves though take time, effort and money to build which could be a con if you lead a busy life and have a limited budget.

With portable storage units, your items will be kept tighter but will be less noticeable and more forgetful. Remember you are using this as storage space and are going to be putting a lot of stuff up there. In sealed containers there is a good change items won’t come top of mind and if they do, they will be harder to find in sealed containers.

Plastic containers though are probably less expensive and quicker to purchase. They come all ready and in just minutes can be filled up with all your storage stuff.

When it comes down to it, it really depends what you are storing and how often you will be accessing it. If it is something really valuable and won’t be needed often, a storage container would be ideal. If it is though something you will need to access on a regular basis, permanent storage shelves will be your best bet.

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How Secure Is Your Outside Storage Unit?

How Secure Is Your Storage Unit_Did you know that break-ins at self-storage facilities have become growing problems? In fact, police in Kentucky are investigating the theft of approximately $9,500 in antique goods from a storage facility.

While most storage facilities have some level of security measures in place, not all our created equal. Some things customers should examine before they make any commitments and sign any contracts is the perimeter fence, access system, locks and alarms.

You would be surprised how many storage units across the country can be broken into with pretty much no effort. If the facility has a chain-link fence, there is a good probability that it isn’t very secure. Locks are another important factor to consider. Padlocks on storage units are very easy to compromise and could make theft extremely easy for robbers.

If you really want to make sure your stuff is safe, no matter what it is, stay away from storage units altogether. Instead, why not finish your unused attic.

With Lock & Rollin Flooring Solutions, you can quickly and easily turn your unused attic space into an efficient and secure storage facility that not only do you not have to travel too but also is always with you and safe!

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Unwelcome Guests – Animals In The Attic

Animals In The AtticTurning your attic into an efficient storage space is a great way to utilize that area. Unfortunately though that new attic can get some unwelcomed visitors.

In many parts of the country, during certain times of year, wild animals get into home attics. That can include squirrels, raccoons, rats and mice.

These visitors don’t usually say hello. Residents instead hear noises in the form of scratching, digging, walking, thumping and even vocal cries. The type of noise you hear can actually help in determining the type of species living up there.

Before you panic though, there are a variety of ways to help get the situation under control. Each animal though is different.

Squirrels

The best means of trapping a squirrel is to relocate it. You can also use a one-way exclusion door that lets them leave the attic but not give them a way to get back in. No matter how you capture the squirrel it is important to inspect the area for damage, such as wire damage as well as inspected for droppings and parasites. This will help in preventing the potential spread of disease as well as remove the animals scent so future animals don’t get in.

Raccoons

Similar to squirrels, raccoons need to be trapped. Various chemicals such as ammonia and certain lighting won’t make them leave. In a situation like this all entry holes must be sealed and sealed thoroughly. Once you inspect the room and their isn’t any trace of the animal a thorough cleaning will be necessary. This will help get rid of the scent that can potentially lead to future animals from coming in.

Rats and Mice

The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. Then the rats and mice should be trapped and removed. Snap traps are actually the very best way to do it.

An attic with Lock & Rollin Flooring is the ideal storage solution for any home. Just make sure no uninvited guests come in as they can potentially do some damage to these important and valuable items being stored up there.

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The Do’s and Don’ts For Donating Your Unwanted Storage Stuff

The Do's & Don't s For Donating Your _Stuff_Once you have installed your Lock & Rollin Floorin Solutions into your attic and turned this space into a productive storage haven, it is a good idea to declutter and organize before you begin putting that stuff up there. This will make your life a lot easier in the future.

Instead of simply just throwing out your unwanted stuff though, some of it may come in good use for charity and donations. Remember what is one person’s “trash” is another person’s “treasure”!

Before though you simply donate there are some do’s and don’ts you should consider:

Here are a few do’s

  • Consider the right charity for specific donations. Just because a charity is a charity doesn’t mean your items will go to someone on how you intended them to be used. While Goodwill will accept your old towels, the Humane Society can probably find a much better use for them.
  • If you are looking for a tax deduction, remember to always get a donation receipt and the property value of the stuff you are donating. It may be a good idea to create a list of the stuff while you are packing it up for donation. This way you can accurately obtain a value and not risk the potential of being audited.

Here are a few don’ts

  • Don’t donate trash to a charity. If an item is broken and can’t be fixed, it won’t do any good to the charity either. You don’t want the charity to have to spend time and money hauling away your trash, do you?
  • Don’t donate to an unrepeatable charity. Do your homework ahead of time as there are a lot of scammers out there just looking to take your donations and turn it into a buck for themselves.

If done correctly, donating your unused stuff can make everyone happy if done properly. For you it could be an organized attic, while for others they can obtain some great products and get real use out of them.

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The Do’s and Don’ts For Donating Your Unwanted Storage Stuff

The Do's & Don't s For Donating Your _Stuff_Once you have installed your Lock & Rollin Floorin Solutions into your attic and turned this space into a productive storage haven, it is a good idea to declutter and organize before you begin putting that stuff up there. This will make your life a lot easier in the future.

Instead of simply just throwing out your unwanted stuff though, some of it may come in good use for charity and donations. Remember what is one person’s “trash” is another person’s “treasure”!

Before though you simply donate there are some do’s and don’ts you should consider:

Here are a few do’s

  • Consider the right charity for specific donations. Just because a charity is a charity doesn’t mean your items will go to someone on how you intended them to be used. While Goodwill will accept your old towels, the Humane Society can probably find a much better use for them.
  • If you are looking for a tax deduction, remember to always get a donation receipt and the property value of the stuff you are donating. It may be a good idea to create a list of the stuff while you are packing it up for donation. This way you can accurately obtain a value and not risk the potential of being audited.

Here are a few don’ts

  • Don’t donate trash to a charity. If an item is broken and can’t be fixed, it won’t do any good to the charity either. You don’t want the charity to have to spend time and money hauling away your trash, do you?
  • Don’t donate to an unrepeatable charity. Do your homework ahead of time as there are a lot of scammers out there just looking to take your donations and turn it into a buck for themselves.

If done correctly, donating your unused stuff can make everyone happy if done properly. For you it could be an organized attic, while for others they can obtain some great products and get real use out of them.

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