Storage During Renovations? How To Make The Process Easier

Do you need to store your furniture during a major home renovation? This approach to self-storage allows you to keep your fine furniture and cherished belongings safe and debris-free during demolition and construction. If you plan on storing everything from your living room, bedroom, or dining room, take a look at the prep steps that can make the process easier.

Find the Right Storage Unit

Self-storage units aren't all the same. Rentals differ in size, climate control features, security options, and price. Before you choose a rental unit, measure the furniture you plan to move out of your home temporarily. The measurements should include the length, width, and height of each piece. If you can stack some pieces on top of each other (such as one end table on top of the other), calculate the vertical space that you will need instead of the horizontal square footage.

After you've measured everything you plan to store, contact the rental facility. Ask the staff or a manager what sizes of units they offer. The self-storage professional can help you to find the best fit for your needs. They can also provide you with additional information on climate-controlled units or security features.

Climate controls keep the unit at one constant, mid-range temperature and humidity level. This option can reduce risks to delicate items made from wood or leather. You may also want upgraded security to keep your investment pieces safe. This could include 24-7 security guards, video monitoring, or additional locks.

Schedule the Right Time

When should you store your furniture? The demolition starts soon—and you need to move everything out before the construction crew arrives. Don't wait to store furniture until the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other contractors have started to work in your home. You will need time and space to move everything out. This means you need to rent a unit well in advance of your demolition start date.

Not only do you need to choose a date to move everything out of your home and into the rental, but you will also need to select a lease time or term. If you will only need the rental for a few weeks, a monthly rental is your best bet. But if the construction will take longer or you might leave some of your furniture in storage after the renovations are complete, a longer lease is a better option.

Contact a local storage facility to learn more.