Renovating Your Home? How A Storage Unit Can Help

by Dusty Rhodes on Jan 26, 2015  in 
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Embarking on a home renovation is exciting, from picking out a new design to anticipating the finished result. Yet, deciding what to do with your furniture and belongings during a renovation can prove to be rather stressful. One of the easiest solutions to help make your home renovation go as smoothly as possible is to rent a storage unit. A storage unit is a great way to free up work space in the rooms that will be renovated, and it provides a way to protect your belongings from possible damage while renovation construction is taking place. Whether your home renovation is large or small, storage units are available in different types and sizes, all geared to meet your specific storage needs.

Once you determine which rooms in your house are going to be renovated, it is a good idea to take inventory of what you have in each room. This will help you to sort through which items are safe for storage and it will also help you to decide what size storage unit you need. After you compile your list of what will and will not go to a storage unit, it’s time to choose a storage unit and prepare your belongings for storage.

Choosing a size for your storage unit will depend on how much furniture and belongings you would like to store. You may want to consider looking at portable storage options which work great for storing specific amounts of items and they are mobile for added convenience. The main goal is making sure that you are able to fit all of the items you need to store and utilizing the storage space you are paying for.

When preparing your belongings for home renovation storage, a good guide to follow is packaging up items so they will be protected and easy to find once the renovation is complete. After all, you will want your stored belongings and furniture to look as good as your newly renovated home, so proper protection during storage is key.

Here are a few helpful tips and room storage guides: For kitchen renovations, protect drinking glasses by wrapping them with bubble wrap. If the original packaging is not available, glass packing boxes are a great alternative and they come with individual compartments that protect glassware. For dishes, wrap them well with bubble wrap or protective mail grade tissue paper and place in boxes. Pack tightly so that your dishes will not slide around, and add extra padding. An extra tip is to place towels or linens into the box to help pad and secure the dishes.

For kitchen appliances, place them in the original packaging and if that is not available, wrap appliances with protective bubble wrap and tie down electrical cords. Keep in mind, if items will be stored during extreme cold weather or extreme hot weather, a climate controlled storage unit is recommended to protect electrical appliances.

For bedroom renovations, protect mattresses with mattress pad covers. Disassemble beds and frames and protect with covering and cardboard boxes where applicable. Cover mirrors with cardboard and stand upright during storage. For bedding and linens, seal them well with durable, waterproof plastic and store in durable boxes.

For family rooms and entertainment area renovations, store televisions and other electrical appliances in the original packaging. If the original packaging is not available, protect screens with cardboard covering, cover televisions with protective covering and tie down cords. A climate controlled storage unit is recommended to protect the performance of the electronics.

Having a storage unit during a home renovation can help you to stay de-cluttered in the rest of your home living space while various rooms are being worked on, and if your entire home is being renovated all at once, a storage unit provides a great way for you to store your belongings until you are able to move back into your newly renovated home. We hope this information will help you to stay organized and alleviate some of the stress associated with home renovations. For additional recommendations and storage tips, check out the Storage page of our website.

Dusty Rhodes