Remodeling your home can be a daunting task. There are many decisions to make, and it can be hard to know where to start. You will need to determine where to store your belongings during the project. Whether you’re doing a small renovation or a complete overhaul, having a convenient place to put your stuff makes the process easier. Here are a few options for storage during remodeling.
Unused Space in Your Home
You may be fortunate to have space in your home for storage. If so, use a spare bedroom or unused closet and stack boxes there to get them out of the way.
If you don’t have extra rooms or closets, use an attic or basement space. Pack your belongings in plastic totes and boxes to protect them from moisture and humidity that can be an issue in these areas.
Use a Storage Unit When Remodeling
If you don’t have extra space in your home, use a storage unit to keep your belongings safe. Offsite storage is an excellent option if you are undertaking an extensive renovation and need to store many things. Choose a unit close to your home, so you can easily access your stuff if necessary. Look for climate-controlled storage to keep temperature and humidity levels consistent for additional protection.
Pods for Storage During Remodeling
If you don’t want to use a storage unit, or if you don’t have access to one near your home, another option is pod storage. Pods are large containers delivered to your home and stored in the driveway. They are a good option if you don’t have extra space inside and need regular access to your belongings during the remodel.
Ask a Friend or Family Member
If you have no space in your home and no convenient alternate storage options, ask a friend for a favor. Friends or family members who have an outbuilding, garage, or other unused storage may be willing to loan you the space. Talk to your friend and let them know how much stuff you need to store and for how long, then offer to return the favor when they need it.
Renovating your home can be stressful, but you can successfully manage the project with proper planning and storage. These tips will help you find the best storage option for your needs during the remodel.
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