At some point in your life, you may need to make improvements on your house to cater to the needs of everyone in the household. Regardless of whether your family is growing, or your property needs an upgrade because some parts have been damaged over time or by natural disasters, proper planning is crucial to ensure that your home renovation undertaking will be hassle-free and successful.
In addition to setting your budget and hiring a reputable contractor, you also need to consider where to place the items that will be taken out of the rooms that will be renovated soon. This is where storage facilities come in. By using the right mobile storage solutions and strategies, you will not just considerably minimize the inconveniences caused by having your home remodeled, but also ensure the safety and security of your items.
So to guarantee that your goods remain safe and damage-free until the renovation is complete, here are four storage solutions you must consider using.
- Storage boxes
Most renovations will require you to remove all items from inside cabinets, but this does not mean that you must take everything and toss them in whatever container you find in your home. Instead, you must use easy-to-access and lockable storage boxes to keep them organized and free from dust and dirt. Take this opportunity as well to declutter by keeping only the items that are essential and separating those that you will no longer use.
The ongoing renovation work will also require you to remove all curtains and draperies so these won’t absorb or trap dust and dirt. Keep the clean curtains away from the work site by folding them properly and storing them in airtight containers. This way, they remain free of dirt and protected from damage, and ready for use in your newly renovated room.
Don’t forget to label every box with the contents to make reorganizing a lot easier and faster once the project is finished.
- Movable storage containers
If you need to move your items from one room to another during the renovation, movable storage options can be a good idea. For instance, clothing racks with rollers can make relocating your clothes to the storage room easily.
Another option is a lightweight rolling bin. This will keep your items organized and easily accessible in different parts of your home. With creative innovations available nowadays, your choices are limitless!
- Portable storage containers
When dealing with a renovation that will affect a significant part of your property, such as the entire kitchen or most of the bathrooms, a portable storage container can be your best option for getting your items out of the way during the remodeling process.
With mobile storage, the container will be delivered straight to your door. Next, you can either pack your items yourself or ask the storage company to do it on your behalf for a fee. Once packed, the storage company will pick up the unit and store it in their safe storage facility.
However, if the work on your home only lasts for a few days, or perhaps the items you want to store are your daily essentials, such as your cooking and dining utensils, you have the option to keep the unit on-site. The best thing about on-site storage is that the unit comes with a weatherproof cover. So whatever the weather may be, all your stored items will remain neatly organized, damage-free, and even secure from prying eyes, right on your property.
- Long-term storage units
When doing a complete home renovation that can take several weeks or months, a long-term storage solution is certainly your best option. By taking all your items out of the way and keeping them in a storage unit that is large enough to accommodate everything, remodeling can be done easier and faster. Reputable storage rental companies rent offer storage units that can be used for as long as you need.
In the event that you need to access some of your stored items, inform the storage company ahead of time so they can prepare the unit for you. And since the storage rental company takes an in-depth inventory of everything you want to store, they will know the exact location of the items you want to retrieve. This way, no time and energy will be wasted searching for the things you need.
Turning your home renovation ideas into reality can be done faster and easier when all your goods are out of the way. Depending on how small or big your remodeling project is, you have different storage solutions to choose from.
Remember as well that you can always seek help from storage specialists when choosing which solution is best suited to your storage needs. In fact, they can also be of assistance when it comes to packing and storing your items safely.
AUTHOR BIO :- Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services & storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq ft of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.