It can be overwhelming to take on a major remodel, especially when it comes time to prepare your home. Figuring out what to do with yourself and your belongings can be tricky, especially for first-time homeowners. Depending on how much of your home will be under construction, you may or may not be able to continue living there.
For families that do stay at home, you may still have to pack up some of your things or relocate others so they’re not in the way. When you’re having your roof repaired or doing a remodel that involves significant construction in some of the more essential areas of your home, you may find that you need to find other accommodations for a little while. If you’re planning to take on some home improvement projects in the near future, keep reading to learn more about how to pack up your house for remodeling.
What should you pack while remodeling?
What you need to pack depends a lot on whether or not you’ll be living at home during the remodel. If you will be staying home, it’s smart to start by determining what essentials you’ll need to be able to access and store them safely away from where construction is being done. Make sure you set aside items you use daily and figure out how to utilize them while you’re remodeling, including kitchen utensils and toiletries. It’s also worth considering whether or not you can use your remodel as an opportunity to downsize or clean the house. Instead of packing everything, don’t be afraid to make a pile of things to get rid of as well.
If your bathroom is being remodeled or you’re having bathroom supplies such as vanities or showerheads installed, you may want to consider a hotel room just to ensure that your family has uninterrupted access to a restroom with a toilet and running water. Bathroom remodels are particularly popular, since they benefit the homeowner’s quality of life in addition to improving the value of the home, but they often necessitate that the homeowner relocates during the remodel.
Where can you store your belongings?
If your remodel is a minor one, you may not need to look at storage options for the remodeling process. For any major projects, any of your belongings that will be in the way during construction and can’t be relocated within your home will need to be stored somewhere.
Your storage options depend on your budget, your location, and what types of items you need to store. If you need to store furniture or a large amount of your things, it might be worth considering a secure storage facility. You may even find that you have belongings that make sense to keep in storage, long-term.
It’s easy to look at self storage units in your area, which makes it simple for you to enter and leave your storage space at your convenience. Many storage facilities also offer vehicle storage, if you have a car, motorcycle, or other vehicles that need to be stored during your remodel. Once you have an approximate size estimate for what you plan to store, look online for different storage units nearby so you can identify the best choice for you.
Renovating or remodeling your home is exciting, but it can be a difficult process if you aren’t prepared. If you’ll be able to live at home during the process, you’ll likely need to pack up the room or rooms that are being worked on. In some cases, you may not be able to continue living at home while construction is ongoing.
For larger projects, you may want to consider your external storage options. It’s worth investing in a storage unit if you have a number of things that need to be stored, especially if any of them are delicate or valuable, for both security and peace of mind. While it can take work to manage a home remodel effectively, you’ll be glad you put in the effort when the construction is done and you can enjoy your new and improved home.