Redecorating your home is a great way to bring a new lease of life into a space and change things up. You might be redecorating for yourself or to make your property more desirable to sell but either way it is important to carefully store your belongings out of the way when redecorating. Redecorating often requires a lot of upheaval meaning that your belongings may be at risk from damage with builders in and out of your house and dust and painting potentially everywhere. Keep reading for the best ways to store your belongings when redecorating.
Consider putting items into storage
When redecorating many people simply decide to put their belongings into storage. This is the best option if you are doing a lot of work at once and decorating multiple rooms in your home. Storage options in Birmingham, London and other major cities, as well as smaller towns across the UK, are perfect for keeping everything safe and in one place. If you go for the storage option, you won’t have to worry about any precious items being damaged or potentially even lost in all the upheaval and busyness. Make sure you carefully pack any breakables with bubble wrap, don’t overfill boxes and remember to label them to make it easier to again pack again.
If you are redecorating your home in order to sell, you may be better off leaving some items in storage rather than transporting them back and forth to ultimately move to a new home. It can also sometimes be an advantage to keep your home more minimal as prospective home buyers can have a blank canvas to imagine themselves and their belongings there. Storage could also come in handy if you are not sure that your existing furniture will fit with your new scheme so it will give you some time to think before committing to new items.
Make use of spare rooms
If your renovations are a smaller task or you are just redecorating one room at a time, you may be able to avoid putting your items into storage. Consider moving items from one room to another if you can as this could save time and money. If you have a garage, this is a good area to store boxes and bigger items of furniture without them getting in your way too much if your redecorating lasts a long time. You must still take good care of your belongings even if they are in your garage, you should still cover sofas and other items in case of dust and the risk of being marked by something. Be careful to not drag furniture along the concrete floor as this could damage it and again carefully pack crockery and breakables into boxes on the floor to avoid them falling from higher shelves and breaking.
Protect furniture and breakables
You may be excited at the prospect of a whole new interior from carpets and flooring to wallpaper and painting, but this doesn’t mean that your old items should suffer. Take time to cover all floors and carpets ahead of builders and contractors arriving as decorating can get messy and you don’t want dirty boots or tools leaving marks across your home. As previously mentioned, it is always a good idea to cover your soft furnishings to protect from dust and dirt. Take care to use a think sheet as some materials such as paint could still penetrate through and stain your items. When it comes to more delicate items such as glassware, don’t overfill boxes or stack as this is a disaster waiting to happen.