RENO STORAGE TIPS
IF YOU CARE ABOUT IT, GET IT OUT!
Don’t leave anything you care about in your home when you renovate and if you’re doing a whole home reno like me, you’ll want to ensure everything is completely removed from your home. I started off using storage pods, but then chose to relocate all of my things into the local Storage King facility, removing the storage pods from my land at the same time. We all know how tempting it is to try and save a bit of money by putting things in a spare room or your garage …. but don’t underestimate the amount of dust and dirt that a reno stirs up #holymotherofduststorms. This reno business causes little bits of everything to get into everywhere - whether it’s your chippie cutting timbers or your painter sanding back, you can’t avoid the mess. It’s for this reason that you should get your precious stuff (or anything you want to hang on to) put into secure (and clean) storage.
PACK IT UP... PROPERLY
That’s right …. the key word here is ‘properly’. Anyone can chuck items in a box you picked up from Bunnings but chances are you’ll live to regret a slap-dash approach. You need the right boxes (that won’t break or crush) and the right packing tape (that will stick). Sounds obvious, I know, but trust me when I say we’ve used tape from Woolies before and it came unstuck quicker than you could say “noooooo”. So now we always use Storage King boxes (and bags) along with their special packing tape #problemsolved. And last but not least, label the boxes clearly with what’s in the box and which room it came from as this will save you time at the other end when you need to unpack.
THINK ABOUT HOW OFTEN YOU'LL NEED TO ACCESS YOUR STORAGE UNIT
Did you know the location of your storage unit will impact how much it will cost you? Firstly, if you choose a facility in more remote areas it will cost you less. Secondly, the location of your unit within the facility will also impact the cost. Ie – if your unit is on the ground floor, right near the entrance, you will pay a premium. If your unit is upstairs, towards the back of the storage facility, you will pay less. This can be a great way to reduce your storage costs if you don’t require regular access to your things. On the flip side, if you are like me and value easy access you might be willing to invest a bit more for the convenience.