Tips for Storing Specific Types of Belongings During a Renovation

No one ever said that a home renovation was going to be easy. In fact, it can often be downright challenging, especially when it comes to storing all of your belongings during a renovation while the work is being done.

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If you’re not careful, you may find yourself with a cluttered and chaotic home once the renovation is finished. But don’t worry – with a little bit of planning and forethought, you can avoid this problem altogether. Here are some tips for storing specific types of belongings during a renovation:


If you’re going to be renovating your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or any other area where furniture is typically kept, you’ll need to find a place to store it while the work is being done. If you have a garage or shed, this may be the perfect solution.

If not, see if you can borrow a friend or family member’s storage space. Alternatively, there are many companies that offer furniture storage solutions – just make sure to do your research in advance so you know what to expect and check out the storage unit cost.

If you have old or antique furniture, like tables and chairs that are classed as antiques, then you will need to talk to the storage facility about what they need to do and if they are able to accommodate those needs.


If your renovation is going to involve any work in the kitchen, you’ll need to find a place to store your appliances. Again, a garage or shed may work perfectly. If not, see if you can borrow space from someone you know.

There are also companies that offer appliance storage – you can speak to them about how long you are able to store them and what the rate is for electricals. Also, make sure that the unit is protected against any weather like snow and rain. You do not want to get your items back and find out they are waterlogged.

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Renovating your bedroom or wardrobe will need some action taken on it too, you’ll need to find a place to store your clothing and anything else that is housed in there. If you have a spare bedroom that you can use, great! Otherwise, see if you can borrow space from a friend or family member.

You may be able to get away with wrapping them in protective plastic and putting them in the corner of the room so they are safely tucked away but not going to get damaged in the process.

Essential items:

Lastly, it’s important to think about what essential items you’ll need during the renovation process. For example, if you’re renovating your kitchen, you’ll need to have access to a stove and fridge. Make a list of these items in advance, and be sure to keep them in an easily accessible place.

If you still need to keep some items running for use, then moving them to an alternative room with the right outlets is essential, just make sure that they are safe in the new space and they work properly.

If there is going to be a lot of wiring all over the floor with the movement of these items and the renovation, make sure they are visible and you warn people when they come in that they are a potential trip hazard. 

You may want to label them with brightly colored stickers or see if you can put them on one side of the room together.


With a little bit of planning, you can make sure that your home renovation goes off without a hitch – and that your belongings are stored safely and securely during the process. Just be sure to take the time to research your options in advance, so you know what to expect for your belongings . Good luck!

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