Surviving a Major Home Remodel Project

by SVW on April 4, 2012

So you’re having remodelers come and renovate your home? If you’re having your entire home remodeled, you’re likely staying in a hotel or at a very generous friend or family members place. If you’re having just one or two floors remodeled, it’s possible to still live in your home during the renovations. Either way you’re going to need a place to store your stuff, as you can’t take everything with you.

Mobile Storage Solution

When you’re having home renovations done you will need to find a mobile storage provider to store your stuff while the work is being completed. Mobile storage is a more convenient solution than off-site storage because you can keep your stuff at your home or take it with you to another location of your choosing. The storage units are weather proof and strong to keep your items secure while the home remodeling is being completed. It’s easy because, after the renovations are complete, your stuff is already there and ready to be moved back in.

Getting a mobile storage unit is especially imminent if you plan to continue living on another floor in your home. You don’t, for example, want all the stuff from your basement in your living room while basement renovations are being completed. You’re already in confined quarters so make the time during your renovations more comfortable by storing your stuff away and freeing up valuable space in remaining areas. You want to be careful with what you decide to keep in your home. Construction dust will find its way into your part of the home whether you like it or not. Keep as much as you can in mobile storage and items like clothes in air sealed bags.

When you’re having major home renovations it done it can be really difficult to continue living a normal life. Mobile storage can help you feel more comfortable while you wait for the renovations to be completed. If you’re in a hotel, mobile storage is still a great solution. You’ll be able to mostly live within the hotel’s space, but you’ll also be able to reference the storage unit for odd ends you may need along the way.

If you do decide to move out be sure to visit the construction site regularly and often. One of the most important things a homeowner can do during renovations is stay apart of the process. Be on-site from time to time and always be available by phone for questions or concerns. If you’re not, you could end up spending money and time to fix a problem. And the last thing you want is to make an 8-week project, a 7-month project. For more on this topic read about common home renovation mistakes.

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