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How to Use Temporary Storage During Home Renovations

How to Use Temporary Storage During Home Renovations

If you’re looking to give your home a refresh, finding temporary storage during a remodel is as important as picking the right tile or paint color. After all, many major projects can take months and shut down rooms in your home. This is especially crucial for a kitchen remodel when you are unable to cook for your family or live comfortably. Our renovation experts have some super handy tips that will help you get through your next home makeover and make your dream home come true!

home remodel in kitchen

A home remodel can take up all of your kitchen areas. You’ll need to have a backup kitchen in order to have a functional home.

Find temporary storage in your home.

The first spot that many people look at is where to relocate items in your home. After all, you are the expert in your home and you probably already identified space where you can temporarily store belongings. The garage and spare bedroom make perfect storage areas where there is minimal foot traffic.

For a no-fuss experience, you’ll want to ask yourself some key questions when you’re packing up. Will you need any of the items in the near future or can they be kept in boxes for the duration of the home remodel. Items you need regularly should stay within reach and definitely inside the home. Less important items can go in the garage or on a shelf somewhere.

Like most moves, the best thing to do is label each box so you know the contents and can quickly retrieve items at a moment’s notice.

In some cases, as a kitchen remodel, you’ll need to find space for large appliances and dishware. This can be tough especially if you don’t have much room to work with. Don’t put stuff that needs to be in a climate-controlled room outside in the garage, especially in Arizona’s summers. Keep in mind of important items and set those aside.

Staging a Food Prep Area

Kitchen remodels and most in-home makeovers are especially disruptive and require extra storage space and planning. You want to make sure you have a functional rea to eat. Some projects may last weeks to months and you need to plan ahead. The process requires a lot of storage moxie on the part of the homeowner. Using your basement or your outdoor space as temporary storage for a kitchen is a good idea. The key to making it work will be access to water and a sink.

To make a temporary kitchen, all you really need is a table, microwave, compact refrigerator (like the ones seen in college dorm rooms), and enough space to prepare and eat meals. If you live in an area or season where you can use the outdoor living space for a kitchen, you are lucky!

With new apps out there it’s even easier to get meals delivered to you.

home makeover vision project

We all have a vision for a dream home. Make it possible by renting a temporary storage unit. It’ll make the process so much better for you and your family.

Using Self Storage when you Remodel Your Home

If you can’t fit all of your belongings in your home, don’t fret. You can always rent out a temporary self-storage unit nearby. This is especially true if you don’t want to use your garage for storage or maybe you only have a carport. Instead of living in tight quarters for months, it may be the best option to find self-storage to hold your belongings.

Arizona Storage Centers has a ton of storage options and sizes to help you store your stuff during a remodel. We have 5 convenient locations across the Phoenix valley.

Lastly, if you are stressed out with the home project, try a remodel vacation.

A vacation might be the best stress relief and one which will make the process very easy if you can budget it. While you are gone, your home remodel gets done and you get to enjoy yourself.

If a kitchen remodel is in your near future, please check out our guide on what to pack before the big construction project ahead.

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