Storage solutions while renovating

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In order for a house renovation to go smoothly, it’s important for the trades onsite to have a good clearway so they don’t have to work around barriers and to prevent them damaging your furniture.

If you are looking to renovate your home, storage of personal items and furniture while the works take place needs to be considered. This week I shared an article on my Facebook page written by another blogger about how to survive living in a house when your kitchen gets renovated. Today, I’m sharing my top 6 storage solutions while renovating.

 

  1. The first storage solution that comes to mind is to cart furniture and personal items offsite to a storage facility like Fort Knox Storage. I’ve discussed before how Fort Knox Storage can be used for business storage, but it is more commonly used for personal storage and in this circumstance a great short or long term option.

 

  1. Store furniture and personal items at a friend or family member’s home. If the items need to be stored for a short period of time, this might be the better solution to go with. If the renovation is going to take a few months or longer, I suggest doing tip 1.

 

  1. If you have a small amount of furniture that needs storing and you don’t require the space offered by a storage facility, search the internet and paper for locals in your area who are happy to hire space in their own home for your items.

 

  1. Move the furniture to another part of the house that isn’t getting renovated. This could be in a spare bedroom, laundry or garage. Keep in mind that the trades onsite will also need an area for their materials and tools to be stored while they work.

 

  1. Donate furniture and unwanted items to charity that will come and pick the items up for free. If you are renovating your home, you may want to upgrade the furniture to suit the new interior so rather than spend money on storing furniture you’re not going to use, donate it to charity.

 

  1. Sell the furniture. Some charities choose not to pick up certain items of furniture or you may not be in a position to donate. Selling the furniture means the buyer has to pick up from your premises and you get money to put towards the renovation or to buy new furniture.

 

If you’ve renovated a home, where did you store your furniture and personal items? Can you offer any other suggestions?

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