Is it time to spruce up your home? Are you planning to renovate the kitchen or basement? If you are, you are not alone. Over 50% of Canadian homeowners plan to do some sort of renovations in the next couple of years.
Almost everyone dreams of a renewed living space. But, almost no one talks about the stress of renovating — the dust, the delays, the trades people coming and going, the spilled or splattered paint. . . .Don’t let these things stop you from improving your living space, but give serious thought to minimizing the hassles of remodeling. One underutilized tool that can ease the pain of renovating is self-storage. Whether it’s a quick paint job, a major kitchen update or an addition to the home, self-storage is a low cost way to solve some challenges home renovators face.
Lower the stress of renovating
Remodeling is a messy affair, and is less stressful when your possessions are safely out of harm’s way. You’re spending a lot of money renovating, why spend more replacing things that get damaged during renovations? Using self-storage cost an average of $100/month and ensures things are safe – a small price to pay compared to replacing a $1,000 sofa, $2,000 dining table, or a priceless antique. Also, the dust from renovations often spreads throughout the home so consider storing precious items that are sensitive to dust (this can be anything from electronics to vintage lace).
Self-storage is easy to use
If you’ve never used self-storage before, you might be concerned that the process is confusing or not worth using for a temporary situation like renovations. You need not be worried. Self-storage is as simple as moving items into another area of your home. At Drayton Valley Storage, we have flexible rental plans and you can rent by the week or by the month. We also offer discounts for longer terms if your renovations are going to take longer than a couple months.
Not sure what size of self-storage unit to rent? At Drayton Valley Storage, we have a wide range of sizes, so whether you’re renovating a single small room or your entire house, we can accommodate your belongings. Ask our expert staff for help figuring out an appropriate size storage unit for your needs.
If bringing things to our storage facility adds to the stress you are already feeling from renovating, consider a portable storage container. The containers we have at Drayton Valley Storage fit nicely in driveways, or we can transport it to our secure facility and bring it back to your location once renovations are done.
Because you may need to access stored belongings during renovations, read our blog on packing a storage unit so you can easily access anything you need whether you have a self-storage unit or one of our containers. Packing or Storing: Tips For Your Move
— By Tamara Traub