Energy prices fluctuate, especially during the wintertime. Homeowners can increase their home’s efficiency throughout these fluctuations by lowering their reliance on heating oil or natural gas. Of course, improving energy efficiency can provide cost-saving benefits year-round, including the summertime.
It is that time again, time for putting out decorations for all of the various fall and winter holidays. There seems to be holiday after holiday this time of the year. This means constant changing of the decorations. Putting up decorations, taking them down, and getting more out, the trips to the attic never cease. Which can lead to backaches from carrying all the heavy items up the ladders. Each step groaning under the added pressure of your weight plus the boxes. An indication that your next trip might not be as fortunate as the last. The next groan you hear might be coming from you as the ladder gives out and you are landing on the floor.
1. Prepare the Existing Opening Remove all of the trim surrounding the existing opening using a hammer. Attach temporary support boards to keep the ladder secure for removal. 2. Remove Existing Attic Stairs *Tip- Tie ladder sections together to keep them from separating during removal. Remove the existing attic stairs with a reciprocating saw. 3. Inspect the Opening Inspect the opening and make sure all of the fasteners and any previous blocking are removed. The opening must meet a minimum structural requirement of a 2x6 header and joist system with a rough opening larger than the attic stairs. 4. Attach Temporary...
It was time for a change. Before there was never a thought about using the garage for anything other than keeping cars safe. Now that image has certainly changed because it is now a functional storage unit!
Is the investment of an attic lift worth it? If I only use it once a year, that is a lot of money to spend. Will it be an investment or a waste of money? When deciding whether or not to purchase an attic lift here are some things to consider.
Is the investment of an attic lift worth it? If I only use it once a year, that is a lot of money to spend. Will it be an investment or a waste of money? If I do get one how can I use it to its full potential?When deciding whether or not to purchase an attic lift here are some things to consider.
Ever thought about the garage and its mess? Of course, but it was probably a fleeting thought, because cleaning that area up would take a lot of effort. Not to mention you have to find somewhere to put things. Obviously if you are going to clean up the garage you need a new storage place. There may not be a mess per say in the garage, rather large items taking up too much room. Even so, you need to move things around because you need more room!
We are going to discuss ten signs that it is time to let some things go. Do you relate to any of them? Chances are you probably relate to at least one or two. What you need to do is be aware of them and start on your journey to reduce clutter one baby step at a time, one item at a time. Pick one of these areas to focus on, then pick another, pick one room to work on at a time.
There are many tips on how to organize. We have some blogs ourselves on the best ways to organize your garage, your attic, etcetera. You can find them on our blog at https://versaliftsystems.com/blogs/news Today we want to share three tips on what to avoid while organizing to make the process smoother.
Using your attic as storage space is an easy way of making sure you have enough room in your home. It is tempting to store unneeded stuff in the attic for several years. Many people who use their attic for storage space do not realize there are certain items you cannot store in the attic.
Bread and butter, a lock and a key, a porch and a swing, there are many perfect combinations familiar to all of us. Here are five reasons why the Attic Lift and the attic should be among those ideal combinations.
Decluttering a garage can be a hectic task as it is used for storing many things collected over the years. There are several fun and easy ways of organizing your garage. After the mess is cleared up, you will be relieved.
Do you feel at a loss with your storage? Is your house overflowing with stuff and you have no idea what you are going to do with it? Are you tired of constantly driving to a storage unit? Better yet, are you tired of having that monthly rental payment? After all, you did buy the house so you didn’t have to worry about renting anymore, right? Well, what you need is a better answer to your storage needs! Luckily, you have come to the right place!
Invest in your new home, and organize your life, creating a home that fits your personality and meets all of your storage needs! There’s nothing more revitalizing than knowing function and personality can go together!
A basement is great for extra storage or an extra room. However, this space is often not utilized to its full potential. The basement, often needs some TLC before you can really start using it. For those, who really want to improve the look of your basement, here are three ideas to help you achieve a great basement, enabling you to fully maximize its potential.
Attics are used mostly for storage of things that we don’t use at the moment, but don’t what to give or throw away. However, did you ever consider redecorating your attic into something more than just a storage space? There’s so much potential in attics, you just need to be a little bit creative.
You’re going to buy your dream home! That is such an exciting moment! If you’re realistic then you already know there will have to be some changes made. Don’t let your new home suffer from the indignities of having nowhere to properly store stuff. Get started on the right foot and make a difference in the place.
When flood waters rise, the first thing you want to do is move your valuable possessions, especially the irreplaceable ones like family photo albums, titles, certificates, policies and tax records as high as possible. It follows that the last place to get inundated by a flood will be the attic, the highest room in your home! Having a VersaLift makes this task both quicker and easier to do in an emergency.