We understand the stress and excitement that goes along with renovating a home. It’s fun to reimagine your space, research design trends, and shop for new furniture, appliances and fixtures. On the other hand, it tends to temporarily disrupt your life regardless of whether you’re renovating one bedroom, a full kitchen or bathroom, or your entire house.
Clutter creates chaos
To make the process easier, the first thing you should do is prevent clutter by storing away all your belongings removed from the rooms you’re upgrading. If you have a spare room in your home or garage space, your storage is sorted from the get-go. For others, you need to plan ahead to ensure your belongings are kept in a safe place and protected, especially from construction dust which can wreak havoc on furniture, fabrics and electronics.
Self-storage units to the rescue
You can always ask a friend or family member to help out if they have extra space in their home, but if this is not an option, consider hiring a self-storage unit on a short-term basis. Although this may seem like the last resort, it’s in fact, the safest, most reliable and most convenient way to store your valuables. The right storage provider will specialise in secure units monitored with CCTV cameras and available 24/7, 365 days a year, for your convenience.
Bring out the measuring tape
Even though the renovation is temporary, you shouldn’t cut any corners when it comes to storage. Similar to moving homes, make sure you have a good idea of what will be stored away so you can decide on the size and type of unit you need. For better accuracy, don’t be shy to use a measuring tape to get the exact measurements of big items like wardrobes, appliances and lounge suites. In this way, you won’t run the risk of getting a unit that’s too small or too big. It will be just right for all your needs.
Packing like a pro
Whether you’re storing your belongings at home or in a self-storage unit, you need to pack the items correctly to prevent damage. For example:
- Kitchen essentials: Glassware should be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in sturdy plastic containers or strong cardboard boxes (make sure to store these last so no items are resting on them). Before storing your appliance, they need to be defrosted, cleaned and chords neatly coiled and tied.
- Living room necessities: TVs and other costly electronics can easily get scratched, dented or even break if it’s not stored properly. Ideally, you should wrap these in a blanket and place them in their original boxes. Alternatively, if you don’t have the boxes, bubble wrap is your best bet. Wrap your devices up completely and store them at the back of the unit on the floor. The further back they are the better, so they don’t get moved around when you’re removing or placing items inside the unit. Large furniture like couches should be stacked securely to avoid toppling and large rugs should be rolled neatly.
Whether your remodel is for six weeks or six months, at Masons Self Storage we have the perfect storage unit waiting for you. And if you’re too busy to get your belongings to us, we can pick these up from your home thanks to our newest service offering, Mobile Storage. There’s no need to hire a van and you have three mobile options to choose from.
We service the Vale of Glamorgan and to the west of Cardiff. To find out more, email our team at: email@example.com or give us a call on 0800 533 5708.