How you handle storage in your home is of importance since it affects how the whole house will look like. Some homeowners opt to dump what they do not need in their garages and forget about it. Others use their attics and basements to serve the purpose. Improper storage can cost you a great deal, since you might be in an environment where dirt and other organisms build their nests and then infiltrate your house. No matter how much you try to get rid of them and yet the storage is in the same mess, you are bound to fail. Investing in storage equipment is advisable. Purchase cartons and cabinets in which you can store your old books and paper material. Ensure that your attic, basement or store is adequate and no water or other matter can leak or get through. Organize the area well to make good use of the space. Get rid of any unwanted material. As for the stuff you were using, also find an organized way of storing it when not in use. You can have custom cabinets built for you to add an artistic feel to the house; book cabinets for instance, can be designed to your liking to avoid the usual box look.