Excited about your renovation project? Well, who wouldn’t be? It’s the best opportunity for you to make your living space exactly as you envision it to be.
However, a renovation project can be quite troublesome as it may end up exposing your household items to possible damage. This can be frustrating for a homeowner especially when it comes to rare, valuable pieces like artwork and furniture.
So, rather than leaving all your belongings as is in your home, a removals and storage company advises homeowners to place appliances and valuable possessions in a storage unit instead.
Here’s how a storage unit can help safeguard your precious belongings from the risks posed by a home renovation project.
1. Clear your place from obstructions
Once you move all your belongings into a storage unit, you’ll be able to clear up space for contractors to move around and do their job. During a renovation project, the contractors will likely be working on different rooms at the same time. Instead of needing to work around furniture and other household items, you can move out your items into the storage unit.
With a clear room and no obstructions hindering a contractor’s path, completing the renovation process would be much easier and faster. Moving your things off-site also ensures that the other rooms won’t get cluttered and difficult to access, as items are transferred from the sections of your house that are being renovated.
2. Free up space for supplies
Need an area to store the tools and supplies needed for your renovation? You can free up space for the renovation equipment by moving your household items out of the way and safely inside a storage unit. You can then station boxes of flooring, paint, and power tools at the designated renovation area for the contractor’s ease of access.
3. Reduce clutter
Every renovation project will involve messy work. But by moving your belongings from the renovation area and into a storage unit, you can reduce the clutter in your home. Since you don’t have to transfer things from one room to another to keep them out of the way, you can avoid the buildup of clutter.
4. Protect belongings from dust, debris, and damage
Almost all home improvement work will produce construction dust. Even with the most meticulous construction crew, this dust can coat your valuable electronics, fabrics, and furniture all throughout your home. Placing your important belongings inside a storage unit not only protects them from dust but also from accidents like dripped paint and accidental damage.
Clearing a renovation zone reduces the risk of damage, saving you from costly replacement expenses.
5. Get peace of mind
During a renovation, plans can change and a renovation project that’s supposed to be finished in a month may end up taking several months to accomplish. No matter how your renovation time-frame changes, you can remain at ease with your items safe and secure inside a storage unit. You also get to focus more on the renovation project and your daily life without having to worry about and move around your belongings.
Storage Unit Organization Tips
When you move your household items into storage, you shouldn’t “throw” them in haphazardly. By making use of proper storage techniques and a reliable local removalist, you can be sure that your items are safe when you bring them back into your home. To prevent damage, here are some tips in packing your items:
- Bedroom – Disassemble beds and cover mattresses before storing. Protect the headboards and wall hangings using bubble wrap or cardboard, and store them upright.
- Cabinets and closets – Take out all the things inside cabinets and closets. Then, purge any unnecessary items before storing them inside clearly labeled boxes.
- Electronics – Use bubble wrap for television and other expensive electronic devices with cardboard securing the screens.
- Kitchen – Wrap all your dishware and glasses in bubble wrap before placing them in appropriate containers. Clean, defrost, and bubble wrap appliances before you move them into your storage unit.
Stay worry-free during home renovation
Don’t sacrifice your sanity as well as the space in your home during your renovation project. Keep your possessions safe and accessible at a storage unit. This way, you can focus more on your home improvement goals and ensure you are able to put function first in your renovation project.
Just make sure you find a reputable and secure facility where you can get the most out of your storage space.
Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families. For moving and storage across Australia and around the world, Robert’s wealth of experience ensures his customers are in safe hands.