Do you ever sit and watch programmes on television where people sell things they've found in their homes that turn out to be worth a small fortune? We do and it makes us want to get up in the rafters and have a good poke around! We can only imagine what home movers have come across before.
If you'd love to stumble on some lost treasure but wonder if you'd know what you were looking at, we're here to help with our easy peasy guide to attic antiques.
You never know, granny's old lamp that you already have in your living room might be worth a bomb, so take a look at our shortlist of valuables and get treasure hunting!
Geeks love a piece of computing history and the older and more rubbish, the better!
Now, where's that Amiga we had?
You never know where the next Stradivarius will turn up
Some of the cut glass versions are very valuable now and look stunning.
Just imagine finding out you have the paperwork for a plot of land that's worth a fortune!
It's time to see if your parents ever kept their old toys, as the first Barbie's are worth a huge amount.
What looks like junk to you could literally be treasure as some costume jewellery is now very collectible.
Dotted amongst old childhood tomes you loved might be some valuable first pressings, so get checking those dates.
Always have a quick check of paintings as you clear your space for a conversion because some might be worth a pretty penny.
You don't know when you'll stumble upon the quill Shakespeare used to write all his work!
If you dig about and find any old lamp bases, look them up as they could be worth a fortune. Vintage lamps are very collectible these days.
Hugely collectible and beautiful to boot, you might be able to charge a decent price for any you find.
Vintage glass baubles and the like reach very good prices on auction sites and are really sought after. Your attic might become a modern bathroom, but if it was a decoration store you could be in luck!
You'll be shocked at how much these are worth! If you find nothing in your attic, it might be worth a trip to your parents.
Some will naturally be worth considerably more than others, so be selective about which you try to sell.
Does that signature say
Paul McCartney? Quick, have that sheet music valued!
Before you start shabby chic-ing anything, make sure it's not an original Chippendale, which are worth a huge amount.
Not usually as valuable as paintings, prints still have an appeal for the right audience and can fetch high prices.
Hiding behind the old plasterboard might be some valuable silverware, so keep your eyes peeled as you renovate.
If you're really lucky, you'll find a vintage Vuitton but even unbranded trunks are worth a decent amount to a collector.
Might your attic hold a fortune inside it? Be sure to check before taking on a loft conversion, like this one: The roof raising loft conversion.