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3 Tips For Storage During A Renovation

When it comes to renovations, storage needs to be first on the priority list.

Renovations have a way of affecting the entire house; demolitions and contractors can easily damage furniture and other items during the process.

Furthermore, minimizing surrounding furniture and other clutter can also make the process of cleaning up a lot easier once the renovation is complete.

With this in mind, here are 3 storage tips for your renovation.

  1. Consider a Storage Unit

    While you could store furniture and other things in a different area of your home, placing your items in a storage unit will keep them safe and secure during the entire renovation.

    Another thing to consider is that renovations are notorious for taking more time than expected. As such, it’s important to consider whether you are okay with having areas of your home unusable for an extended period of time.

    It is for these exact reasons that many choose to rent a storage unit when they undergo a home renovation.

    Keep in mind that you will want to choose a climate-controlled unit as many belongings are susceptible to humidity and/or temperature fluctuations.

  2. Box Up Your Belongings - And Label Boxes

    Boxing up your belongings (whenever possible) will not only protect valuable items but also make the moving process a lot easier. Anything that is breakable should be wrapped in bubble wrap.

    Also make sure that you label your boxes during the process as well. This will make it easier once you begin to unpack.

  3. Pack and Store Appropriately

    Storing your belongings in a storage unit will make the renovation process a lot easier, but it is still important to invest in a bit of time into ensuring that your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.

    In addition to putting things in boxes, it’s also important to store furniture off the ground.

    Again, given that many people tend to underestimate the timeframe of renovations, your belongings could be in the storage unit for longer than expected. As such, you will want them to be protected.

    If you’re storing beds in a storage unit, protect mattresses with mattress pad covers. Beds should also be disassembled and protected with cardboard or another type of covering.

    Television screens should also be protected with cardboard.

Real Storage is home to affordable, highly secure and state-of-the-art self-storage facilities that are designed to meet your unique needs. For more information, call 1-877-215-7325 or contact us here.