An attic is a space in a house that is typically located above the main living area. Attics can be difficult to access and often have limited headroom, making them challenging to use for anything other than storage.
Attic storage is difficult to access. And if you’re one of those people who always struggle to store items in the attic, here’s a clever system that might just be what you need! By using a few simple tips, you can organize your attic storage so that it’s easy to access and use. This system, called the “attic storage lift,” is a great way to organize your attic and keep your belongings safe.
By using a series of pulleys and a winch, you can easily raise and lower heavy items into and out of your attic space. This is a great solution for those who have limited space in their attic, or for those who want to keep their belongings safe from damage.
The attic is a great space for seasonal storage, like Christmas trees and holiday decorations. Attic storage is also perfect for storing items that you don’t use often, but don’t want to get rid of. The downside of having an attic is that they are often difficult to access – especially when you are carrying heavy items or boxes. This can make it difficult to use your attic for storage, as you may not be able to reach the items you need.
If you’re planning on doing some serious decluttering and cleaning in and out your attic, you’ll likely need to bring some heavy boxes up and down. Instead of trying to do this all by yourself and risking injury, use a pulley system to make the job easier. You can purchase or make your own pulley system relatively cheaply, and it will make your life a lot easier when it comes to moving heavy boxes.
This featured DIY project is a simple build that works for those with pull-down attic ladders that have straight side rails. This project is perfect for anyone who wants to make their attic more accessible, and it only takes a few hours to complete.
Now, since every attic is of course different, your measurements would be different from the ones mentioned by the source DIY-er. You might also need to use different-sized hardware or materials. Make sure to take precise measurements of your attic space and determine what type and size of hardware or materials you will need before starting your project.
But in case you want to know what we’re using for this particular project, the complete details are listed below. Her tutorial will serve as a great guide to help you build your very own attic storage assistant. 😉
If you’re sick of struggling to store boxes in your attic, this easy DIY attic storage lift is for you. It’s a big help for the elderly and those who live alone most of the time, and it’s clever and easy to DIY. You’ll never dislike storing boxes in the attic again!
Do you know someone who needs this one, too?
You’ll need these materials for your attic storage DIY lift:
- 2’x2′ 3/4″ Plywood
- 4′ of 1×2 Hardwood
- Skateboard Bearings
- 2+ Pulleys (your choice; the more you have the easier the load will be)
- 5/16″ Washers
- 5/16-24 Nut 4 count
- 5/16-24 x 1-1/2 Bolt
- 50ft Paracord/Rope
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Wood Clamps
- Nail Gun
- Socket Wrench
- Speed Square
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You can get step-by-step instructions from Patricia Sheldon over here…