How to Store Your Stuff If You’re Remodeling

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So, you’ve decided to remodel your home. Even if it’s one room, there are a lot of moving parts. One step in the process that may seem obvious, but is easily forgotten, is finding a place to store all of your belongings.

If you’re updating your kitchen, you may need somewhere to keep the good china, small appliances, or your kitchen table. If you’re making changes to the living room, you’ll need to find space to store your TV, sofa, and other furniture safely out of the way.

So, you have a few options: You can pack the garage, move things to another room in the house, borrow space from friends or family, or rent a portable storage container. The latter is arguably the most convenient (although, we may be a bit biased).

The Box Portable Storage makes portable storage simple. We’ll bring a storage container to you, you pack it up with your things. Then, we can store it at one of our facilities or we can leave it with you. When you’re done using the container, we’ll either bring it back or pick it up.

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We have storage facilities in both Greeley and Broomfield, but can deliver containers within 60 miles of each city. Fill out our online form or give us a call at 970-800-3807 for a free quote. One of our local customer service representatives will get back to you within 24 hours to help you store your belongings where, when and however you choose.

Pro Tip: Keep The Storage Container With You

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Probably the easiest option is to keep the storage container on your property, if it’s allowed. (You may need to check with your Homeowner’s Association to make sure it’s OK.) This way, if you need something in storage, you can get it right away. Or, if you need to store more items, you can add more to the container as well.

However, you can also use a portable storage container to store remodeling equipment, supplies, new furnishings and more.

Here are a few more tips for storing your things during a remodel:

1. Declutter

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Remodeling can be a lot like moving. Even if you’re not, your things are moving elsewhere for a little bit. Use this time to declutter and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Have a garage sale, donate items or toss anything that needs to go. For everything else, pack it up and put it in storage. Even if it takes a little extra time at the start, unpacking will be so much better.

2. Pack Smart

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When you pack up your things, make it easy on yourself and label each box — that’s probably a no-brainer. But, you should also color code boxes by room. While they’re in storage, if you need something for one room, it will be much easier to see which boxes your stuff might be in.

If you have someone else helping you move your things into a storage container, you can also ask them to organize boxes by color. So even if you think you know where everything is, color-coding will help you actually see it.

For anything you may need on a regular basis, or sooner rather than later, pack it into suitcases.

3. Roll Up Rugs and Prepare For Dust

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Where there’s a remodel, there’s dust. And somehow, dust will find a way to coat everything in your home. One best practice is to roll up your rugs and cover any furniture nearby that you’re not moving into storage.

Rugs are especially good to roll up and move out, because in addition to dust and paint, all that extra traffic from contractors can wreak havoc on your floors.

4. Update Your Security

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You can (and should) use your own lock to secure our portable storage containers. However, it’s also a good idea during a remodel to lock away any valuables, install a video doorbell or install coded padlocks on your doors for any contractors that may be working while you’re not there.

You’ll probably have a lot of people going in and out of your home, so it’s a good idea to keep your belongings protected.

You’ve Got This!

Remodeling is a lot of work, but in the end, it will be worth it to have the home of your dreams. Still, don’t make storage an added hassle.

Contact The Box Portable Storage for any and all of your storage needs. We offer short and long term storage options, and as a small local business, you’ll never be left waiting on hold or asked to speak to an automated machine.

Our goal is to make storage easy. That way, you can spend less time worrying about your belongings and more time thinking about the important things, like, what type of tile looks best in the bathroom or if your old couch still works with your new look.

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