How to Keep Your Belongings Safe During a Home Renovation
Through renovations you can build the home of your dreams. However, the furniture, appliances, and…
Through renovations you can build the home of your dreams. However, the furniture, appliances, and other items that you store indoors while renovating may become damaged during the process.
By following the steps that we have outlined in this article, however, you will be able to keep your most valuable possessions both safe and sound while you renovate your home.
1. Pack the garage
A garage is great place to store items during a renovation. You can keep your superfluous car gear in your garage if you wish. Coolers, lawn chairs, patio furniture, bicycles, and plastic toys can be stored in your garage.
You can also store your seasonal decorations in your garage, such as your Halloween, Easter, and Christmas decorations. Old files, such as magazines, dossiers, and other documents can also be kept in your garage.
As well, many people will use their garages to store their camping equipment, tennis rackets, hockey skates and sticks, soccer nets, basketball nets, and other such sporting items and paraphernalia.
2. Transform one of your rooms into temporary storage
If you have a guest bedroom, pantry room, or another area that you don’t use that often or that has some storage space, then you can use them as temporary storage. You don’t need to pay for the rooms that you already own, so they serve as a cheap and convenient storage solution.
By storing the items in your own home, the risk of theft is lowered as well.
3. Cover everything
Another tip that may prove useful is to cover everything that you wish to protect in cloth or plastic. Just ensure that the cloth or plastic is clean and large enough to properly conceal everything that you wish to protect. Just make sure that there is enough room for workers to walk around the items without tripping over them.
The items that are placed on your open shelves should be removed. Then, the bare shelves should be covered in some thick plastic or cloth before you start working on renovating your home.
4. Get a portable storage unit
If the first three tips fail, then this one should solve the issue. Some people may simply not have any storage room in their home in order to renovate their home properly. You may live in a small home or condo, for example, or you may simply have too many articles.
A portable storage unit may be able to solve your problem immediately. A portable storage unit is a very convenient and easy solution that you can make use of when you are in a bind. It also allows you to access certain items quickly should you need them for whatever reason.
5. Rent a self-storage unit
Renting a self-storage unit may actually be the best way to store your items while you are working on building the home of your dreams. They will keep your items safe and sound for as long as needed. You also won’t have to worry about moving items around during your home makeover or before you start renovating.
They are an effective, affordable, and safe option if you need to store electronics, artwork, books, utensils, gardening gear, sports items, appliances, furniture, jewelry, clothes, corporate assets, and anything else that you need to safeguard for several weeks, months, or even years.
You also won’t have to be concerned about your most precious assets being damaged by an earthquake, hurricane, flood, fire, mudslide, avalanche, cyclone, tsunami, or any other Act of God.
You won’t have to worry about items being lost, stolen, damaged, or burnt by arsonists or other types of criminals either. Self-storage units can also be climate-controlled, thus keeping your assets at the ideal temperature in order to prevent them from being damaged.
Items will be protected against rust, moisture, mildew, mould, pests and insects, humidity, direct sunlight, wind, snow, and sleet. Around-the-clock CCTV surveillance will keep a close eye on your items so that you can have peace of mind and focus on renovating your home.
Deadbolt locks, heat, light, and motion sensors, security alarms, patrolling guard units, biometric and remote access, and other features may also be provided depending on the facility that you choose.
Protect What Matters Most
Renovating your home won’t be easy or cheap, but following the right storage tips will help make matters more manageable. Before you start working on your home, it is best to err on the side of caution and store them in a secure storage facility.
There are many different methods and solutions that you can take advantage of. However, you should choose the one that is most affordable and convenient for you and your family. We hope that the above-discussed steps will help you build the home of your dreams.
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