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What are the Things You Should Not Store in Your Loft

by Jane Tussel Content Manager

An excellent location for storage is your loft because it's said that when things are removed from sight, it's also removed from memory. However, it can be worthwhile to review what you've been keeping if you've been consistently piling stuff there for many years without giving it much thought.

Lofts are not the best location to store some items because of the high temperature and pressure variations to which they are prone. If you constantly keep any of these six items in there, it's high time to search for another location or upgrade for an advanced loft conversion in Reading.


Six things to avoid keeping in your loft:


  • Wooden furnishings: You should avoid keeping wooden objects in your loft as it is particularly susceptible to temperature variations, which could lead the wood to gradually expand and split over time. In addition, mold growth during the moist summer months may result in the deterioration of the wood.

  • Toys: The most effective way to keep your used toys is in sealed boxes, which prevents the growth of fungus on the toys. If you want to pass your toys down to future generations of family members, this will enable you to retain them for an extended period.

  • Clothing: A common problem is having too many clothes and not enough room for keeping them, especially after a season change when you need to rearrange your closet. The loft shouldn't be used to store clothing, though, as it will become freezing and damp during the winter, which will stimulate the growth of germs on the clothing over time. It is therefore highly advised to store your clothes in sturdy, sealed plastic packaging.

  • Books: Storing your collection of autographed books in loft spaces is not recommended if you have an overwhelming love for reading or happen to own your collection of your favorite writers' autographs. This is because the paper is highly fragile and readily becomes wet and damaged. Paper can also grow fungus on them which can leave holes inside the paper.

  • Candles: It is never a good idea to store candles in the loft for safety and health concerns. In the intense heat, candles can quickly melt, which poses a health risk, particularly when you have young children.

  •  Leather: Because it is an expensive material, leather should be treated and cleaned carefully after use. Items made of leather should not be stored in the loft since they will become moist and musty during damp conditions, ruining the fragile material.


Are you looking for a professional to enhance your home?


Contact Hicks Building Contractors Ltd. For a loft conversion in Reading, that is both practical and economical, visit our website and get in touch with us. 

Depending on the sort of property you own and how many loft conversions we've installed in Reading, we can design any shape of loft space. Get in touch with us over email or call us and get a professional service at your doorstep.


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