Right now you might be thinking about redecorating. You’ve given the rooms a good clean ready for autumn, you realise that it’s probably time for a lick of paint or maybe you love your home, but you need more space for renovations. You’ve got the planning permission for that extension at last, or found the perfect solution to your lack of space. What are you going to do with the furniture and stuff that’s in the way? You don’t want your possessions getting covered in dust or damaged by the building work, so what can you do?
If so, whatever your project, large or small you need to consider how to protect your belongings against dust, paint and maybe even the builders themselves.
Safe storage of your belongings is key to your preparations. If you neglect the organisation and protection of your belongings, it could take the shine off your renovation and decoration work.
Self storage isn’t just for long term storage, moving home or storing items that you no longer need on a day to day basis but are too attached to that you can’t bring yourself to throw them away. The uses for self storage are unlimited. One use for self storage is whilst decorating your home, flat or apartment.
The traditional way of decorating was to move all of your furniture and possessions into the middle of the room and cover them with a flimsy sheet. This sounds like a good idea but can have its problems. You have to continuously move the heavy bulky items around as you gradually decorate the room as they are always in the way plus you know that no matter how well you think you have covered them, something always gets damaged, stained or marked, particularly when painting. Imagine having no furniture to move about or worry about getting damaged and how easy and quicker it would be to decorate if the room was completely empty.
Maybe you’re not just decorating and your having some building work done instead like a newconservatory or extension built. If so, the builders will almost certainly need to come through your house. The last thing you want is all your furniture covered in dust. Dirty boots and clean carpets don’t mix! Protect your floors and make sure you take valuables off cupboards and tables to avoid the disappointment of them being knocked over and broken.
By moving all of your belongings into short term self storage you will be able to decorate or renovate easier and with the freedom that an empty room brings. Short term self storage is cheaper than you might think and you can store your items for as little as just one month.
Not only will self storage protect your furniture and possessions from being damaged but you may find that the work gets done faster too without having to constantly move heavy items around the house and having cluttered rooms that you find yourself tripping over.