Yesterday I was feeling a bit anxious because of all the things I had on my to do list. My main focus after work was to remove the Christmas decorations and suitcases from the loft and bag up any final bits of rubbish. I stacked all the stuff I wanted into the spare room and shut the door knowing that the next time I went in there would be to GET ORGANISED. I was worn out at that point though and only just about had enough strength to vacuum the hallway (which didn’t go too well as it stopped picking up the dirt properly – a job for another day). I then got as far as writing the first few lines of this paragraph before I eventually fell into bed absolutely shattered.
I took ‘before’ photos of the loft space after I’d emptied most of it, including one of a poor little stuffed piglet shown below (which I know didn’t belong to us) hidden under a pile of insulation.
Josh and Marrcin from The Loft Storage Company turned up just before 8am and got to work on removing the centre structure shown above which was where the old water tank used to be. The few existing boards that were down were also removed as well as the old ladder and water tank. They then raised and strengthened the existing loft joists and added high grade moisture resistant chipboard.
Finally they installed support noggins between the trussed webs and added shelving using the same boards. I mentioned to Josh that I didn’t think that there were any mice up there anymore but forgot to tell him that the traps were still set… ooops. I told him about the wasp that I’d seen a couple of months ago though, and later he told me that a very large ‘queen-sized’ wasp came flying at him and he managed to kill it. I’m so glad that I didn’t see that last night as I would literally have fallen down the loft hatch whilst running at full speed! I’m such a scaredy cat.
He also pointed out a small wasp nest which he poked with his tape measure and confirmed that it wasn’t active. I’ll be keeping my eye on that! He told me to just throw ant powder at it if I see any wasps. Good tip! I will be keeping a pot of that up there on one of my new shelves.
The guys were finished just after lunch and kindly vacuumed my stairs and landing! I was so impressed with the work that they did in the loft and will definitely be recommending them to my friends. The electrician turned up shortly after they’d gone and fitted two LED tube lights. We asked him to leave our old light there as well so he got us a new bulb for it because he said it was so old that they don’t even make that type anymore.
I’ll be back over the weekend with updates on what I’m going to store in my new space. After a full-on day at work myself, I’m shattered again so I think I’ll have an early night.
Until next time…