Where To Find Temporary Storage During Your Home Renovation
Home renovations are a wonderful way to upgrade your home. They can also be messy, inconvenient and overwhelming. You’ll likely need to move everything out of the work area for the duration. You may be able to simply relocate items into your garage or another room but for bigger jobs that may not be an option. Then what?
Depending on the size of your project, you may need to find storage while renovating your home. Rather than pile things up around you and spend the next weeks or months stepping over it, a storage unit provides a quick, easy and clean way to get stuff out of the way. Let’s look at the benefits of storage during your home renovation and how to make the most of your storage space.
Why Use Self-Storage During Remodeling
Even if you’re not doing the work yourself, navigating all the logistics of a home renovation can be a challenge. Storing your items ensures that they are out of the way and safely out of mind. Instead of piling things in the garage, stashing them at a friend’s home or using a portable storage container, a self storage unit has several distinct advantages:
- You can easily access your items when you need
- Your avoid clutter in your home
- Valuables remain secure while your home is open
- You can choose a location and unit size to match your needs
- It’s cost effective and affordable
- It’s a flexible solution for a finite duration
- Your items remain safe from paint, dust or damage
Storage During Renovation: What to Look for
Using a storage unit makes it easy to get big things like furniture out of the way but consider the value of storing other items. With your home open to contractors, plumbers and painters, you may want to store valuable items, collectibles and memorabilia out of the way too.
Choosing the right storage facility during your remodel requires a few key questions and considerations. Here’s what to look for:
Do you simply need dish and utensil storage during a kitchen remodel or do you need to empty out a large section of your house? Most storage facilities have units available in a variety of sizes but the fee increases with the volume. It’s worth the time to investigate and make sure you select a unit that will fit everything while not overpaying for space you don’t need. Use Storelocal’s handy storage sizing guide to point you in the right direction.
If you’re storing valuable possessions for a month or more, you’ll want to make sure they’re safe. Look for features like gated entry, video surveillance, on site managers and bluetooth locks. If you’re visiting at night, make sure there is plenty of light.
If you live in a hot or humid area or have delicate items to store, a climate controlled unit ensures your items remain safe. Things like important papers, books, clothes and electronics can be sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity shifts. Store them in an environment where you know they’ll be safe.
Choose a storage location that’s nearby and accessible for those times you suddenly need something out of it. Make sure that your storage facility has gate hours that match your schedule and that it’s easy to reach in all types of traffic. Also consider exterior vs interior storage units. If you’re dropping off heavy furniture, a drive up unit with a roll up door may be your best option.
Your remodel is already consuming a good chunk of your budget. The right storage solution shouldn’t come with unseen costs or extended plans. Find a solution that offers flexibility in the timeline you need. At Storelocal, we post our prices for every location so you know your cost up front. We also offer coupons and special move-in deals at many locations.
How to Pack Your Storage Unit
With the upheaval a remodeling project brings, you never know what you might need. Staying organized and packing your storage unit properly will help you find that favorite sweatshirt or important document when you need it. A few points to consider:
- Pack similar items together
- Use plastic bins for better protection and easier transport
- Create an inventory list of everything you store
- Label all boxes or bins
- Put more commonly used items toward the front
- Create aisles to walk through
For more tips see our blog on how to best pack your storage unit.
Find a Storage Unit Near You
If your home renovation is on the calendar, it’s time to reserve your storage unit and start packing. Storelocal makes it easy to find an affordable storage unit near you to handle all the overflow during your home remodel. Our facilities are clean, well-managed and always secure. Find your nearest facility using our location finder and stop by today. One of our friendly on-site managers would love to help you find the right unit for your needs.