Maybe you’re taking a spare room and turning it into an exercise room. Perhaps you’re finishing your basements and making it a media room. Whether it is a simple room or an extended project, homeowners face the same dilemma at the beginning of any project. They look around the existing space, see their belongings, and ask themselves, “What do I do with all this stuff?”
A storage unit space can do wonders to alleviate the stress of a renovation. Having a dedicated space to keep your belongings out of the way allows you to stay focused on your work and family schedule.
Our customers find storage units are an essential need because of the construction dust. Construction dust and debris are inevitable during a home renovation. It can wreak havoc on valuable furniture, electronics, and family heirlooms. The best contractor and most diligent crew cannot prevent the construction dust.
The following are tips to get your home renovation under control with storage units:
Decide whether to stay or go.
A full home renovation project may require alternative lodgings for some of the time. Smaller projects may not. If you stay at home, set up a “replacement” space for the family to get away from the renovation, and focus on work or rest.
Decide what items you need to put into storage. Document your belongings to help you decide on the size and type of storage unit you will need.
Pack to move.
While you may be using a storage facility for a short time, you will still be moving and storing valuable belongings throughout the process. Pack items to prevent damage.
- Use bubble wrap to protect glassware.
- Cover mattresses to protect during storage.
- Disassemble beds and headboards, and cover them with cardboard or bubble wrap.
- Protect mirrors and wall hangings with cardboard, and store them upright.
- Store bed linens, curtains, small rugs, and clothes in plastic containers.
If you’re planning a home renovation, consider the benefits of self-storage. Storage Authority provides 24/7 self-storage room access so you can access your belongings at your convenience. Our storage units and moving products provide peace-of-mind to our customers. Visit our website, contact us, or give us a call at 262-676-9464.