Make cleaning the loft easy by breaking it down in stages
Getting the loft spick and span can seem like something of a daunting task - and there are many reasons why this is the case.
There is no reason why it should be seen as insurmountable, because it can be made to seem much more straightforward if you break it down into steps.
Just as with the garage, the loft can easily become a dumping ground for things you're not sure what else to do with.
However, by treating it as such you're essentially just kicking the can of a bigger cleanup further down the road.
The first major step in cleaning the loft will invariably be a big sort out.
Clutter and boxes
First sort out all of the things you do want to keep in the loft and how you plan on storing them. For instance, will they go in boxes or will they be fine as they are?
Secondly get rid of any excess clutter by clearing out things that are no longer useful to you and you don't really need any more. Separate out things you plan on recycling from giving to friends and family or charity shops.
Finally dispose of any useless packaging and flatten empty boxes that you could use later - so they take up less space when stored.
Dust and vacuum
The organisation sounds so simple when it is spelt out! Hopefully the same applies to the major cleaning task. You should be left with a comparatively small area to clean.
You are likely to have disturbed all the dust while organising things, but give anything else one last dust and vacuum the floor.
Eliminate any stale odours with Febreeze or Oust.
Finally, it can't hurt to make sure all the light bulbs in the loft are still working and replace them if necessary.