When you can barely find your favorite top in your closet because it’s full of big winter coats, or you’re tripping over your kids’ sports equipment when the season has already ended, or you’re just tired of digging through all the stuff that you only use for part of the year, then you may want to consider adding extra off-season storage. The best place to do this? In your attic or basement. Since these are rooms that you don’t go into often anyways, the extra closet space will be perfect for storing seasonal items so they don’t interfere with everyday life.

The best part is that you can convert as much or as little of your attic/basement that you want! You can use the entire attic for storage, or you can designate a part of your basement to use as a closet. You can even install walls to create a completely separate closet. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Your attic may look something like this right now:

Attic Storage from gomighty.com

But with a little bit of time and effort, you can easily transform it into this:

Attic Storage from I Heart OrganizingAttic or basement storage from Little Red Hen

You’ll also want to make sure what you’re storing is protected from insects and mildew (especially important in the basement, where moisture tends to seep in from the ground outside!). What better way to protect your clothes, sports equipment, and Christmas decorations than with CedarSafe Natural Closet Liners?

CedarSafe Flakeboard Panels are a great option for this type of project because it’s very affordable and comes in 4’x8’ sheets, so it’s quick to install. And if you do decide to frame out a new wall for basement or attic storage, you don’t even have to install drywall! CedarSafe Flakeboard Panels can be installed directly to the studs. It’s a win-win.

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