4 Benefits of Using Self-Storage During Renovations

Posted on 2019-02-26 in Blog

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Renovating your home can be a really exciting time in your life. It can increase your home’s value, improve the look, flow and functionality, change its size, layout and in some cases, completely transform it into a dream space.

It’s true that the benefits of a renovation are amazing, however the reality of going through the actual renovation itself is not always so awesome. The renovation process can be overwhelming, stressful and frustrating at times, with unwanted ‘surprises’ and hits to the budget, timing and even the plans themselves.  At times, some of your home or even the entirety of your home can become unlivable or inaccessible and personal belongings can become damaged.  Even with all that, it’s still so worth it!   

In order to make the renovation process smoother, consider using a self-storage unit. Renting a storage unit gives you 4 core benefits:

  1. It keeps your belongings away from dirt, dust & damage: It’s no secret that renovations can be extremely messy. Whether its insulation debris, drywall dust or paint splatter, your space will become very dirty and may stay dirty for a while.  In order to keep your belongings clean, and safe from being bumped into or knocked over by workers, it may be best to move them offsite, and into a self-storage unit. During a home reno your contractors call you enough -  you don’t need a call  that your leather sofa has a tear in it or that your TV fell off the wall.


  1. Your valuable items will be secure from strangers: During renovations, your front door may turn into a revolving door of contractors and tradespersons. You may be shocked to find out just how many people can be involved in some renovation projects other than your general contractor, like the plumber, electrician, painter, HVAC technician, installers, etc. Some of these people you may never see, meet or vet personally – they are total strangers! This makes some people uneasy since all your prized possessions are in your home, and you may not always be around to keep a watchful eye during work hours. By moving your important or valuable items into a self-storage unit, they are out of reach, and only you have the key to access them. 


  1. It creates more space to work & speeds up work: During renovations, you will more than likely need to move some or all your belongings out of the way. This results in cluttered hallways and over-stuffed rooms, as most people don’t have the space to store everything elsewhere in their home. Your contractors will need room to work and store supplies and materials. By moving your displaced belongings into a self-storage unit your contractors will have the extra space to work in (which they’ll love you for). And if they have more space, they can be more efficient onsite and get the work done at a quicker pace.


  1. It gives you a ‘blank canvas’ in your new space: With all of your stuff safe and secure offsite, you get the amazing opportunity to see your space empty to envision what you want your new space to look like, without your furniture and belongings getting in the way. This can help you better organize your room, declutter and determine what you need all the time in the house, and what you only need seasonally.

Using self-storage for your home renovation allows you to focus on the actual renovation from start to finish.  If you really want to keep your personal belongings close to home during your renovation, consider mobile storage. We can deliver a storage container right to your home, so you have instant portable self-storage.

Over the past 20+ years, we’ve helped many customers during home renovations. With affordable rates, month-to-month contracts and 24/7 access to your storage units, we make renting easy. You can rent for as little or long as you need and can access your stuff anytime you need it. And by choosing a secure facility like ours, you have peace of mind that your personal belongings are safe while not in your home. 

If you have questions about our storage unit rentals or would like a tour, call or email us.

Happy renovating!

Your friend in self-storage,

Storage Solutions