A home remodel project is as exciting as it is stressful. To help you survive, here are some helpful tips to utilize.
Minimize the Space
During a home remodel, you’ll likely be losing a room or two. That means you’ll need to pack away items in your home. Items in the room that will be remodeled are obviously going to need to find a temporary home, but so will items in other spaces. The paths to the room being remodeled need to be cleared to prevent any accidents or damage to your furniture or stuff. If you can’t move things out of the way, it might be good to move them to another room or to storage to keep them safe. Items hanging up in neighboring rooms also need to be put away, as the hammering from workers could cause them to fall.
Pack Smart with Racks and Bins
Cardboard boxes might seem like the easiest and most reliable way to keep your stuff secure while you store it. However, there are some better alternatives out there for you to use.
For a closet remodel, don’t take everything out and throw it in a box. Consider using a clothing rack or an organizational system instead. Clothing racks are great because they make transferring the clothes hanging in your closet easy, and they make it very easy to access your wardrobe through the remodeling process. With the organizational system, you take out all your belongings, then categorize and sort them. You can either place them on the clothing rack or in a clear plastic storage bin and then label each bin so you know exactly what’s inside. Keeping these boxes neat and labeled will also make reorganizing after the project is complete much easier.
Speaking of clear plastic bins, stackable ones are perfect for a home office remodel. Plastic bins can handle the weight of paperwork much better than cardboard boxes. Not to mention the stackable kind will save you space and make it easier to carry more than one container.
Set Up a Kitchen Corner
The kitchen is the heart of the home, but kitchen remodels can take some time to complete. The idea of having to part with your kitchen for a few months is pretty daunting. To help you survive, it’s important you set up a kitchen corner somewhere in your home.
For some, a “camp kitchen” outside on their patio or deck works great in the warmer months and can put the barbeque and camp stove to good use. For the colder months (or those that don’t have a barbeque or camp stove), the laundry room is a fantastic spot for a temporary kitchen, given the outlets and close proximity to water.
You don’t need much to set up a kitchen corner. Likely just a bar fridge, toaster, microwave, and a few key utensils on a small table or workbench. These include a cutting board, sharp knife, some Tupperware, and a dining set for each person. All the rest of your items can be packed away. After all, you don’t need to be adding to the remodeling chaos by tripping over baking trays!
Assign Another Room for Storage
If your home remodel is on the smaller side, it might be easier to store everything in a different space in your home. You can utilize unused space in your house, such as your guest room, your basement, or your garage. This has the benefit of being close, so you can grab what you need quickly and easily.
Just remember to keep your storage convenient, organized, and safe. You don’t want to be stuffing the area too full. Leave some space for you to move between and around the boxes for easy retrieval and return to their original spaces. Just like when you pack a storage unit, make sure you put bigger, unused items in the back and things you reach for often in the front. For example, if you’re going to be storing items where your kids play, make sure their toys are in the front so they can be easily accessible for your kiddos.
Rent a Storage Unit
Renting a self-storage unit is a wonderful way to store your items while going through a home remodel, big or small. Especially for a big remodel, having your stuff safely out of the way long-term makes the process much easier. With a storage unit, you don’t have to worry about items being lost, stolen, or damaged. You also don’t have to worry about running out of space in your home. Units come in various sizes and you can visit whenever and for however long you need.
EZ Access is Here to Help You During Your Home Remodel
Surviving a home remodel isn’t always the easiest, but these storage ideas can help make things a little more manageable. If you’re looking to store your items during a home remodel, EZ Access Storage is here for you. We have a wide variety of options available, so no matter how much you need to store, we can help. Our storage units are spacious, secure, and affordable. We are always here to make your storage experience as EZ as possible in East Wenatchee!