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What do you keep in your loft

(103 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Thu 16-Jul-20 11:48:38

For me it’s very little at the mo, after decluttering. Just my Ac books from school from infants, Christmas decs, wallpaper, a big trunk of childhood memories and a roll of carpet

Charleygirl5 Thu 16-Jul-20 11:52:03

I was fed up paying goodness knows how much money every time I moved, around 4 times and paying to move the same junk.

I now have an empty loft. The items were not moved to my garden shed- it is pristine. I am very proud of both- a pity the rest of the house was not clutter free.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 16-Jul-20 12:05:24

Just insulation in mine. It's a fairly new-build. The hatch needs the strength of ten men to open so after much huffing and puffing I gave up. The cupboard under the stairs contains the Christmas tree, various DIY bits and bobs, buckets, and the like.

Chewbacca Thu 16-Jul-20 12:06:13

I detest going up into my loft and so keep as little as possible up there. Unfortunately, the boiler is up there and it'll cost too much for me to have it moved to a more convenient place. Therefore there's only 2 suitcases (rarely used) and the Christmas ornaments box.

Lucca Thu 16-Jul-20 12:11:04

I haven’t got a loft but a large walk in cupboard where I have suitcases xmas decorations. Kids buggy. And......a hostess trolley !!! I wheel it out once in a blue moon if doing complicated roast dinner.
I’ve become very anti clutter in my old age

tanith Thu 16-Jul-20 12:11:25

I have a few Christmas decorations, an empty suitcase that won’t go through the loft hatch since we installed a folding ladder lol, and numerous boxes of my sons ‘stuff’ that has been there since he moved abroad 10yrs ago.

Marydoll Thu 16-Jul-20 12:15:14

My books from uni, DH's books from uni (1970s), my children's stuff, my SIL's stuff, Christmas decorations, old records, LPs and singles, suitcases, winter clothes etc, etc.

It is tidy, but we are running out of room! I don't really care about my family having to clear it out when I'm gone. It's mostly theirs anyway! 🤣

FarNorth Thu 16-Jul-20 12:20:53

Marydoll grin

About 10 years ago, I had to empty the loft to get upgraded insulation.
I have never put anything in it since then.

I'm slowly working on reducing clutter in the rest of the house.

Lucca Thu 16-Jul-20 12:22:02


My books from uni, DH's books from uni (1970s), my children's stuff, my SIL's stuff, Christmas decorations, old records, LPs and singles, suitcases, winter clothes etc, etc.

It is tidy, but we are running out of room! I don't really care about my family having to clear it out when I'm gone. It's mostly theirs anyway! 🤣

Fair enough if it’s their stuff !

Rosalyn69 Thu 16-Jul-20 12:26:13

No loft

FlexibleFriend Thu 16-Jul-20 12:26:23

My house is clutter free, my loft is full of clutter.

PinkCakes Thu 16-Jul-20 12:29:26

The Christmas tree, still with the baubles on.
Some DVDs belonging to son no. 1 (about 800 of them)
Old LPs (about 50)
4 suitcases.

I've lived here for 29 years and I've never been in the loft - my husband goes up there when he needs to.

Teetime Thu 16-Jul-20 12:31:37

Just 2 large suitcases for any lovely holiday we might get at some point.

grandMattie Thu 16-Jul-20 12:34:04

We downsized a few years back after 25 years in the same house. It had 2 attics and 3 sheds! You an imagine!!

We had a huge cull, giving AC their stuff - if they didn't want it, it was binned... their turn to store stuff!

In thise house, we have only the Christmas stuff.

grumppa Thu 16-Jul-20 13:14:06

Christmas decorations, and of course a Dorian Gray sort of painting which looks ever older as I stay youthful as ever!

paddyanne Thu 16-Jul-20 13:24:34

suitcases ,christmas stuff and 45 years worth of negative files and digital images, they do take up a lot of room.If CV19 results in our early retirement we might throw them away ....just might ,It always seems so bad to throw away these images of happy times in thousands of lives we quite often get people asking for a print from an event 30 or 40 years ago.I must ask other photographer friends what they've done with files when they retired .

grandtanteJE65 Thu 16-Jul-20 14:02:30

We have two box-rooms where we keep camping equipment and suitcases, Christmas decorations and sewing items.

The two real lofts are empty appart from insulation.

annodomini Thu 16-Jul-20 14:18:50

What do I keep in my loft? I wish I knew. I haven't been up there since I moved in almost 20 years ago. I asked someone for a quote for a loft ladder but he seemed to think it wasn't possible. hmm I daren't risk climbing a ladder to get up there, so when one of my DSs or GSs comes to see me, I'll send him up to take stock.

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 15:13:44


Plus old toys
A Teasmaid

I really don't like going up there any more so it has stayed put for ages.

3nanny6 Thu 16-Jul-20 15:28:56

Full of 15 years worth of clutter but have not a clue what's up there.

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 15:31:35

I made a list once, but lost it.

We were going to sort this during lockdown but somehow lost the will to do it.

fiorentina51 Thu 16-Jul-20 16:10:05

Nothing apart from insulation material. The basement under our bungalow is quite another matter. 🙄
Toys, 4 sewing machines, an old computer, books, photos, Xmas decorations. Basically, 47 years worth of stuff.
I have had a sort out during lock down and am in the process of selling off some of the toys.
Still got a long way to go.

TerriBull Thu 16-Jul-20 16:40:07

We had to clear out our loft when we had it insulated and the lagging material went up there. We had a lot of the kids' school work, art stuff and the like from their earliest years, books and old Duplo and a lovely wooden Brio train set, we still have most of all of that, stuffed into various cupboards and the garage, but it would be handy to have the loft space for it.

FindingNemo15 Thu 16-Jul-20 16:46:23

Mostly DDs stuff, Christmas decorations in boxes, an old computer that we do not know what to do with (any ideas?). I have not been up there in ten years so can only go by what my DH has informed me.

The plan is to make room in our garage and bring it all down, hopefully thinning it at the same time.

kittylester Thu 16-Jul-20 16:46:54

Lord knows but we are having more insulation fitted so will find out. I do know there is an awful dinner service of Mum's that she insisted I wanted. I didnt!!

And we do have DH's patient record cards!