Whether you are planning a few small DIY projects around the house or you are getting ready to do some serious remodeling, a self-storage unit can give you the space you need to prep for your home's new look. Here are just some of the many ways you can use a mini storage unit to help with your remodeling projects.
Materials Staging Area
As you find fixtures, sinks, cabinets, or flooring for your new project, take them directly from the store to your self-storage unit. This keeps your home free of clutter, and it also gives you a way to quickly inventory everything you have for your project. Use metal shelving units to store smaller items, such as hardware or cabinet pulls, and reserve space in the middle of the unit for larger items. Be sure to keep a dolly or hand truck in the unit so you can easily transfer everything to a rented moving van or truck when you are ready to begin work in your home. If you are doing a small project, a mini storage unit can provide just enough space for material storage.
Project Work Space
For smaller projects, such as refurbishing an antique piece of furniture, you may be able to use your self-storage unit as a workshop. You'll need to make sure that the space has proper ventilation, and you may also need to get permission from your storage facility. An outdoor storage unit is ideal, as you can simply keep the door to the unit open while you use varnish, paint, or paint thinners. If you'll be using power tools, make sure that your storage space also has proper electrical outlets. You may need a larger storage unit if you'll be working on cabinets or other big items for your project.
Home Furniture Storage
When you remodel your home, your existing furniture may be in the way. You can transport your furniture to the self-storage unit, where it can stay until your remodeling project is complete. Use canvas drop cloths or furniture covers to protect your items from dust and dirt while they are in storage, and using moving blankets to protect wood furniture from scratches and scuffs. When your remodeling project is complete, you can rent a moving van to transport everything back to your home. Depending on how much furniture you need to store, a mini storage unit can be perfect for storing furniture.
Ask your storage facility if it also offers moving truck rentals, as you may be able to get a discount by already being a tenant. You'll also want to make sure that the unit is large enough to accommodate all the items you need to store while you are tackling your remodeling projects. The staff at the storage facility should be able to help you determine the right size to meet your needs.