Where To Store Your Items During Home Renovations

Where To Store Your Items During Home Renovations

Home renovations are a great way to breathe new life into your property.

However, the process can be disruptive, and one of the biggest challenges is figuring out where to store your belongings while the work is underway.

Dust, debris, and potential for damage all necessitate finding a safe haven for your treasured possessions.

Here's a guide to ensure your belongings remain safe and sound during your home renovation:

How To Pack For A Home Renovation

Preparation is key. Before the builders arrive, create a system for packing your belongings. Here are some tips:

  • Declutter and Donate: Take advantage of this opportunity to declutter your home. Sort through belongings and donate items you no longer need or use. This not only frees up storage space but also declutters your life after the renovation is complete.
  • Categorise: Group similar items together. Pack clothes by type, kitchenware by function, and so on. Clear labelling will make unpacking a breeze after the renovation.
  • Double-boxing: Fragile items need extra protection. Wrap them in bubble wrap or packing peanuts before placing them in sturdy boxes. Consider double-boxing for particularly delicate items.
  • Seal it Tight: Securely seal all boxes with packing tape to prevent dust and debris from entering.

How To Store Clothes During Renovation

Clothes are particularly susceptible to dust and damage during renovations. Here are some clever solutions for storing your wardrobe:

  • Vacuum Seal Bags: Vacuum seal bags compress your clothes, saving space and protecting them from dust.
  • Spare Room or Garage: If you have a spare room or garage, use it as a temporary clothing storage space. Hang clothes on a garment rack and cover them with dust sheets.
  • Off-Site Storage: Consider renting a storage unit during the renovation process. Opting for a 'by the box' option is best to minimise cost. These units allow you to keep your entire wardrobe safe during the renovation.
The Box Co. offers Storage-by-the-box for as little as £3.57 per month. Get started today for safe and affordable storage.

How to Protect Your Furniture During Renovation

Larger furniture pieces can be tricky to store. Here's how to ensure your sofas, tables, and chairs remain unharmed:

  • Furniture Pads and Sheets: Wrap furniture in protective furniture pads and dust sheets. This will prevent scratches, dents, and dust build-up.
  • Disassemble if Possible: For larger pieces, consider disassembling them if feasible. This can significantly reduce storage space and make relocation easier.
  • Storage Unit Rental: Renting a storage unit offers ultimate flexibility. Choose a unit size that accommodates your furniture pieces. This option allows you to access specific items when needed throughout the renovation. To explore The Box Co.'s storage-by-the-box offering click here. 
  • Garage with Protection: If you have a garage, consider using it as storage space. Ensure the area is clean and dry to prevent moisture damage. Additionally, cover furniture with dust sheets and block any drafts to minimise dust ingress.

How Do I Organise My Home Renovation?

Planning your renovation project will minimise disruption and ensure a smooth workflow.

  • Create A Timeline: Outline a clear timeline for the renovation project, including estimated completion dates for each stage. This will help determine how long you'll need storage for your belongings.
  • Communicate With Builders: Discuss storage options with your builders. Some companies might offer temporary on-site storage solutions on their premises.
  • Prioritise Storage Based On Renovation Stages: Not all rooms in your house will be under construction at the same time. Pack and store belongings from rooms being renovated first, and gradually move items from subsequent areas as needed.

Bonus Tip: Consider Insurance

While you take every precaution, unexpected situations can arise during construction. Consider taking out additional insurance coverage specifically for your belongings stored off-site or within the renovation zone.

This provides peace of mind and additional financial protection in case of unforeseen damage.

By following these tips and storage solutions, you can ensure your belongings remain safe and protected during your home renovation project. Remember, planning and preparation are key to a stress-free renovation experience.

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