Renovating and remodeling homes is said to be what's trendy this year 2011. Experts point out that homeowners can engage in a do-it-yourself (DIY) project to further improve the beauty of their homes. They also added that this trend will be more common this year as more people are committed to invest their time and money in their beloved homes.
Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are increasing. This can be attributed to the various programs on such subject not only on television but even in books and magazines that have greatly influenced homeowners particularly the hands-on type.
According to a recent HSBC report, the number of people who are willing to do DIY projects for their homes are on the rise. It added that of the respondents covered during a survey, 48 percent were found to be more likely to repair parts of their house instead of buying a new residential property.
But renovation and remodeling works can be stressful. You need to do move stuff around to make your place spacious while you're working together with your partner.
As you de-clutter your space to give way to your home improvement project, you need to put some stuff away for a while. The best solution for this is to use self storage.
If you're doing a major renovation, you can rent a storage unit for a month or so. Depending on the volume of items you will be storing, you can rent just a single unit or two if you need to store temporarily your furniture and some appliances as well. Find out from your preferred facility their specific terms and conditions to ensure that you adhere to them.
When utilizing self storage, the best strategy is to organize your items in there properly. This means that you have to plan well how you're going to fit your stuff in there before you start the packing process.
And before you begin packing, make sure you have purchased the necessary materials such as your boxes, tapes, scissors, bubble wrap, soft cloth, quality marker and so on. Remember that items you store regardless of their size and nature need to be properly covered to prevent dust and dirt from building up during storage. Do not forget to wipe clean hard objects such as your decorative and appliances before wrapping them with the proper material.
Organizing your stuff is also very important. This will help you better identify your things when the time comes to retrieve and unpack. So put your bed linens in one box, clothes in another, small decors in a separate box, etc. Just keep in mind to not put all heavy things in one box such as your books and do label each box on all sides for easy identification.
Finally, look for a self storage facility that's near your home. This will save you on gas when transporting them to and from the facility. Check the place first and find out what security systems are in place. Get to know the staff and the provider to make your storage experience a pleasant one.