Planning A Renovation? Store These Things In A Nearby Self-Storage Facility

Posted on: 13 July 2017

Planning a home renovation is an exciting time for any homeowner. Whether you're doing the work yourself or you've hired a contractor to take care of the job for you, you'll often need to move things out of the area in which the work will be done. For example, if you're having your kitchen renovated, it's beneficial to move away as many elements from the kitchen as possible to free up space for the project. In some cases, you may be able to move these things elsewhere in your home, although doing so can result in significant clutter in a smaller house. An alternative is to secure a short-term lease of a storage unit at a nearby self-storage facility. You can then move the following items to this space:

Bulky/Fragile Items From Near The Work Site

Take a look at the room in which the renovation will take place and identify the large and fragile items in this space. You definitely don't want them left in place during the renovation — large items can get in the way, while fragile items risk getting damaged during the project. You can move many of these items into your self-storage unit to free up space in the work area. For example, in a kitchen renovation in a home with a dining room next to the kitchen, you may wish to move the table, chairs, and other similar items into storage to provide more working space.

Valuable Possessions

While you'll ideally only hire a contractor whom you deem to be reputable, some people feel tense about having strangers working in their home. This may especially be the case if you'll be out during the day when the contractor is working. If you own a safe, you can move any valuable items into it. However, if you don't own a safe, you might feel uneasy about the valuables throughout your home. A simple solution is to box them up and move them into storage. You can then retrieve them when the renovation is complete.

Things Between The Door And Work Site

You need to also consider the route along which large items will travel during the renovation. For example, if you or the contractor will be carrying lumber, cabinets, tools, and other items from your back door to the kitchen, you may wish to remove items that are in this pathway. Furniture kept around the door or in the hallway that will be used can get in the way and potentially get damaged. When you relocate these things to your self-storage unit, you'll ensure their safety.

Contact a company like East "O" Street Self Storage LLC for more information and assistance.