Most times people turn their lofts into storing places for sports equipment, broken household appliances and other things that are generally considered either useless or outdated in the home. Truth is that clearing the loft before Christmas is a unique way of firstly going down memory lane just before the festive season sets in. In other words, clearing the loft may help set the right mood for the festive season as it is through this task that people often come across old photos and other gifts given by old friends and this would ordinarily rekindle fresh memories and initiate reconnection.
Dust has been known to find safe refuge in areas that are hitherto touched or those that are neglected for a long time. With Christmas round the corner and with guests expected to visit, nothing would be complete turn off like the discovery of dust in the most unlikely of places by mainly a delegation of highly regarded guests. By the same token a cluttered loft is a safe haven for rodents and insects. There’s no stressing surprise like when a rat decides to patrol the house just when a properly homemade, Christmas meal has been laid out on the table for famished guests to savor.
When you have a lot of stuff stored in your loft you create a perfect scenario where a lot of weight is hanging on top of your guests heads. Ceilings are designed to take in just a specific amount of weight and when the loft is transformed into a go-down within the home then the perfect scenario for disaster is being cultivated. With Christmas and guests expected around the house, it is only fair that the hospitality is not compromised by creaking or even falling ceilings.
Christmas is characterized by the cold, snowy season and thus as much heat as possible needs to be conserved within the house, especially when the kids and other invited guests are visiting. Research has shown that un-insulated lofts account for more than 25% of heat losses in homes. Clearing the loft just before Christmas gives a home owner ample time to ensure that it can be insulated early enough in readiness for the festivities. If the loft remains un-insulated then home owners can brace themselves for increased costs emanating from boiler repairs.
De-cluttering the loft can improve people’s moods and augment enthusiasm amongst home owners and their loved ones thus ensuring a well-deserved Christmas break.