If you’re set to renovate your home, it may also be time to consider storage. Storage can be an incredibly useful during a home renovation.
Not only does storage present the perfect opportunity for you to declutter your home by moving some or all your belongings out, your renovation can be completed as quickly as possible (after all, trades people won’t be trying to work around furniture and moving boxes).
Plus, if you opt for a professional storage provider, you should have complete peace of mind that your treasures are safe and sound, leaving you to focus on the exciting time of renovating your home.
The expert team at Kent Storage has passed on these tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your investment in storage while you renovate:
Find the Right Space
Storage is a huge industry, with plenty of providers and options available to Australians. So, make sure you do your research before you sign on the dotted line. Ask your potential storage providers plenty of questions during your vetting process. Be sure to cover off questions around volume, price, delivery and pick-up costs, and even the types of items that you’re able to store. You don’t want to sign up to a space that can’t handle the volume of your belongings, or provide you with vehicle storage if you decide you need this additional service.
Pack for Storage
When packing for storage, you have to keep in mind that your belongings could be locked away long-term. As such, you need to pack to protect. Depending on the specific items in question, that may mean anything from using bubble wrap, through to heavy-duty professional grade moving blankets, or even custom crating. For further details, take a look at our storage packing tips.
What is Self-Storage?
There’s a difference between self storage and other storage services. Self storage is just a locked space that you have to haul your goods in and out of. Professional storage spaces offer a multitude of high-class features. These should range from features such as climate-control and 24/7 security monitoring, and protection from dust, pests and other harmful elements, right through to easy access and professional move-in packing. All these features should be designed to give your valuables the protection they deserve.
Professional storage options will also offer a few extras that may turn out to be lifesavers. Imagine you have run out of time and just cant get down to the storage space to pick up your belongings or drop more off? Well, luckily some storage providers offer a storage pick-up and drop-off service that will allow you to keep the renovation moving.
Use these tips and tricks and your decision to invest in storage will become very useful during your renovation. All of your treasures will be in one safe space instead of being scattered through the garages of friends and family.