Using Storage During Remodeling
What to do with all that stuff…
Remodeling can be a very fruitful endeavor that refreshes your home and boosts its value. However, it does raise an important question: What will you do with your stuff during the remodeling process? As this article shows, there are several valid answers to that question.
Use a Portable Storage Container
Portable storage containers, as highlighted on Moving.com, can be a great solution when it comes to finding temporary space for your items. For example, even in an area where space is hard to come by like the Bay Area driveway storage units provide a convenient, safe spot to store your furniture and other belongings.
Declutter as Much as Possible
The time leading up to a remodeling project can be a great opportunity to declutter your home, which will naturally remove some of the pressure of finding a temporary storage area for your items. For example, if you’re remodeling your kitchen, professional organizer Debbie Lillard recommends keeping only the items that “you use on a regular basis.” Broken items can be discarded, while unused but functional ones can be donated. To help in the sorting process, set up a discard pile as well as separate boxes for donations and items you plan to keep.
Use a Designated Area of Your Home
Along with decluttering and using options like portable Walnut Creek self storage units, you can also designate a room in your home as a de facto storage space. It’s best to utilize a spot that doesn’t see heavy traffic or regular use, such as a guest bedroom, the basement, or an unused area of your garage.
Lean on Family or Friends
If you have family members or friends with extra space, you may be able to lean on them for help. Be honest and as accurate as possible about how long you’ll be looking to leave your items with them, though. Letting your items linger too long may lead to hard feelings. However, the setup can be beneficial if done correctly, especially if you can do a favor in return down the road.
Let At Your Step Storage Help
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