How self storage can help when renovating
In the long term, renovating your home will be worthwhile: it may increase your property’s value, and it will certainly make it a more comfortable place to live. In the short term, though, renovating your home can be stressful, time-consuming and more than a bit messy.
The problems with renovating
A big issue is that if you’re doing things like knocking down walls, installing a new bathroom or building an extension, dust gets everywhere. Even if you close and tape up the doors of rooms you’re not using, dust will find its way in. You will find it inside your wardrobe, in your kitchen cupboards and all over your soft furnishings.
Another major challenge is deciding what to do with the furniture that normally resides in the part of the house undergoing renovation. If you relocate it to another room, that room will feel crowded and untidy; if you don’t move it, you risk your furniture being damaged or splashed with paint.
Self storage for your furniture and furnishings
One solution to these problems is to put your furniture and furnishings into self storage for the duration of your renovations. Large items like bookcases, wardrobes or even bathroom suites can be stored in a safe, dry, secure unit until you have room for them again. If you’ve bought new furniture or fittings before your rooms have been tiled, plastered or otherwise readied for them, you can store these in your unit and bring them out whenever you or your builders are ready for them.
Curtains, sofas, beds and bedding can also be stored
to keep them free of dust and ready to reinstall without having to wash everything before use. You can also keep possessions like books, vases and ornaments safely packed away to keep them clean and dry. We can provide you with packing materials to keep your belongings safe, and shelves to help you to organise your unit carefully for easy access.
Flexibility is guaranteed
We know as well as you do that when a builder says a job will take 4 - 6 weeks they are being wildly optimistic. If you choose Safestore to store your possessions during your renovations, you can keep your unit for as little as a week at a time: extending your stay is simple and fuss-free.
Our units range in size from 10 sq ft to over 500 sq ft, and you can change the size of your unit at any time: take out a larger space if you need it, or a smaller one as and when furniture is gradually reinstalled in your home. That way, you won’t pay for more space than you actually need.
All of our units are secure and protected against fire, theft and pests, so your belongings will be safe with us until you want them back. Many of our stores offer 24-hour access, making it even easier for you to collect your belongings or add more items to your unit whenever it suits you.
Use our store finder tool
to find your most convenient location, or give us a call to find out which stores near you offer the best storage solutions for you. Take a look at our video guides to help you decide how much space to start with. You can book a unit online or by calling us, with no deposit to pay. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a ring or complete our contact form online and one of our friendly staff will be able to help.
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