If you are preparing for a home remodeling project, you’ll likely need to move everything out of the areas being worked on. The work crew will need easy access and you won’t want your furniture and other belongings getting covered in dust and paint. Here are some ideas for storage during remodeling that will help the process go more smoothly.
Unused Space in the House
This is certainly a convenient and affordable solution for storage during remodeling, but only if you have plenty of space. If you have a large garage, consider parking your cars in the driveway or on the street for a few months. By doing so, you’ll free up extra space to store furniture until the work is complete.
You may also be lucky enough to have extra space in your basement or another room that isn’t used often. You might need to declutter and get rid of some things to fit your displaced belongings, but it is worth it to have storage during remodeling in your home.
A Friend’s House
If you don’t have extra space in your home to store anything else, but you have a friend nearby who you know has an empty basement, ask if you can use the space to store some furniture for a few months. You can return the favor by watching their pets when they go on vacation, taking them out to dinner, or sending a gift card. This is a more affordable option over a storage service.
Another option is to rent a storage pod that will be placed in your yard or driveway for the duration of the renovations. This is a good option if you have a large yard and a small home. If the renovations are extensive and you have a lot of furniture to store, it may be more items than you can store elsewhere in your home. Use a pod for overflow and your belongings will still be conveniently on your property.
A storage unit rental is the best option if you don’t have space in your home to store anything and your yard or driveway is not large enough to fit a pod. Your HOA may prohibit the use of storage pods in your neighborhood, and in this case, you will need to opt for a storage unit. Some storage unit facilities offer climate-controlled units and advanced security measures. If your remodeling project is large and the options above aren’t realistic, a local storage unit may be the best choice.