Can I store things in my attic?
Most ceilings are suitable for light storage only. It is important to spread suitable flooring over the ceiling joists or trusses to take the load. If you are planning a new home, ask your architect, designer or builder about using storage trusses which are specially engineered to allow for extra weight. Keep in mind, you do not need to be able to stand up or walk in your attic to store things up there.