When you’re getting ready to rip out your kitchen and living room, the excitement can be overwhelming. The thought of having your very own HGTV-like reveal when the project is done can cause your imagination to run wild. Two of the things a lot of people don’t think about when their home is getting fixed up are the mess and where to put all your stuff while the updates are happening. It might sound easy to just store it in the basement or put things in your garage, but odds are, there isn’t enough space, and even if there were, you wouldn’t want to limit access to your home. That’s where a temporary storage solution can help.
Moving all your things out of your home when it’s being remodeled sounds daunting. No one wants to move their stuff just to bring it back in a few months. However, when you need a place to put your living room set, your knick-knacks, and all your dishes, a storage unit is a good option. You can often find one close to home, so if you desperately need something, you won’t need to go too far. Another benefit to a storage unit is that they offer different sized units, month-to-month contracts, and some even have climate control. This ensures your belongings don’t get ruined by weather or little critters like mice or insects.
You’ve all heard of PODs and how they can be used for storage either on-site or they can be stored at a different location and then delivered back to you or to a new place. Another option is the storage containers like you see on cargo ships. These containers are heavy-duty, weather-tight because traveling across the seas means it needs to be, and they come in a variety of sizes. You used to need to purchase them for anywhere from $2K-$5K or more, but now there are companies that will rent them out temporarily. They provide a great on-site storage solution for your furniture or other belongings when you are remodeling a home.
Additionally, these storage solutions can be used to put away building materials, so they are not in the way of your garage or at risk of getting ruined by the weather outside. They serve a similar purpose, to expand your storage and keep things out of the way until it’s time for the final reveal of your remodeled home.
There are many kinds of boxes out there. Plastic containers are a good way to ensure that your things are kept critter-free and secure from moisture. Look for sturdy bins that are airtight to store your personal belongings. Even if they are stored away in a container, shed, or storage unit, your things will need to be packed up.
If you have a shed on your property, it might be time to re-organize it so that you can temporarily store the things that are in the way of the remodeling projects. You don’t want contractors tripping over boxes, and you don’t need to be constantly moving stuff around. A storage shed is a good solution. If you don’t have one but want one, now might be a good time to buy one. Many companies can deliver them pre-made, so all you need to do is start filling it with stuff.
If you have a basement, it can be a great place to store all the furniture, decorative pillows, and other items you plan to keep. Remodeling gets messy, so putting things in other spaces can also protect them and keep them clean. Have you ever seen the dust that comes with remodeling? Cutting drywall is especially messy.
When it’s time to finally update your home, you can do so with confidence that your belongings will be safe and secure when you use one of these storage solutions. You’d be amazed at how nice it feels to unload boxes of clean items that didn’t get covered in construction mess. It’s hard enough needing to live in your home during the remodel, but by storing away all the items that were in those rooms. It’ll be easy to unpack and enjoy your beautiful new space.