Remodeling requires a lot of preparation and decision making. It is easy to get stressed about storage during remodeling. You need somewhere to put your belongings so they don’t get damaged during the remodel. Take a look at these options you have for storage during remodeling.
Find Unused Space in Your Home
If you’re not remodeling your entire home, moving items to another part of the house may be a viable option for storage during remodeling. Your garage, basement, or guest bedroom may provide enough space. If you choose to put things in the garage, basement, or attic, make sure that you don’t have any risk of leaks, flooding, or pests that could damage your belongings.
Ask for Space in Someone Else’s Home
A friend or relative may be willing to let you store your things in an unused part of their home. If you don’t have space in your own home and don’t want to pay for another storage option, this is a great solution.
Rent a Self-Storage Unit
Self-storage facilities are widely available and offer a variety of features. As you look at different storage companies, ask about the unit sizes and prices. You also need to find out whether you can drive up to the unit and if it’s climate-controlled. A climate-controlled unit reduces the chances that your belongings will experience damage due to moisture, mold, or extreme heat. Most facilities rent their units on a monthly basis.
Portable Storage During Remodeling
You can rent a portable storage container for storage during remodeling. Portable storage companies bring a storage container to your location. Costs and container sizes vary among companies.
You’re responsible for packing your things into the container. Although you can do that yourself, some homeowners hire a separate pack and load company. You can keep the container on-site or have the portable storage company take it to its facility. The company returns it when you’re ready.
Your homeowners association or local laws may regulate the use of portable storage. An HOA may state how long a portable storage container can stay in your driveway, or if it is permitted at all. Also, if you don’t have a driveway, your local jurisdiction may require a permit for putting a portable storage unit on a public street.
Packing and Labeling Tips for Storage During Remodeling
All boxes need labels with their contents. Labels should be placed on the side of the box. You won’t be able to see a label on the box top when the boxes are stacked. Clear bins are a good option for storage since you can easily see the contents.
Plan ahead if you need to access your storage during remodeling. Put the things you won’t need in the storage area first so that they’re in the back. Then you’ll have space up front for the belongings you might want to access.