Over half of homeowners (51%) cite cost or too much clutter as the main reasons for not having their loft insulated, according to B&Q.
But as fuel costs continue to soar and the average household home heating bill could top £1,200 this year, conserving energy is the only real way to keep bills down.
Without sufficient loft insulation you could be losing up to £1 in every £4 spent on bills.
According to the Energy Saving Trust (EST) there are still up to 1.5 million UK homes with no loft insulation and almost 13 m with too little.
The EST advises that insulating your loft to the correct thickness of 270mm could actually make a saving of up to 15% off your heating costs, which for the typical household could be as much as £155 a year.
Now B&Q has called on Lorne Spicer, financial expert and star of TV shows, Cash In The Attic, Car Booty and My Life For Sale, to offer top tips on how to make the most of your unwanted junk as well as making enough money to insulate your home — which will save even more money in the long run.
Lorne says there is “anywhere between £100-£500 worth of junk in the average three-bedroom semi-detached attic”.
You can earn money from your unwanted items by selling them at a car boot sale, having your own garage sale or selling via an online auction site. Alternatively, you can make a donation to a charity or ‘freecycle’.
Rachel Bradley, of B&Q, said money from unwanted goods could pay for insulation.