Renovating a home is an exciting time. However, it also can be stressful. This is particularly true in these times where strict social distancing measures need to be in place.
Figuring out how to maneuver your living space while undergoing any type of home improvement project can be frustrating. For those of you that watch home improvement shows or have done a home renovation before, you know what I’m talking about.
The mom having a meltdown on camera. Young children driving their parents crazy while they live in a cramped space. Life doesn’t have to be this stressful. Particularly if you live in Chicago where self-storage is near where you live.
The many benefits of self-storage
Self-storage isn’t always something a homeowner thinks about when undergoing a home renovation project. Whether it’s a home repair, renovation, remodel, or rehab, these projects can be big jobs. Self-storage provides many benefits during this time.
1. Give yourself plenty of space to work and live in safely
Having space to do the work you need to do gives you and your contractor plenty of breathing room. Piling home furnishings into other rooms or stacking them out of the way along the perimeter of the room and covering them isn’t always the best option. You may still find yourself without enough room or struggle to navigate the areas you live and work in.
Move your belongings into a storage unit while you work. Give yourself the space and peace of mind to easily work with minimal stress and disruption to your daily living.
2. Keep your items safe from harm
Self-storage prevents your belongings from being scratched or damaged. Take it from someone who didn’t know better at the time. It’s devastating to view your new space and find that something else got damaged while the workers focused on their portion of the job—not your precious furniture.
Accidents happen. Your belongings could become damaged by someone running into them, dropping something on them while they work, or simply being careless.
If you are worried about moving your items into self-storage due to weather, consider climate or temperature-controlled self-storage, which are readily available in Chicago.
3. Keep your items secure
With large-scale home improvement projects, many people come and go out of your house. I’ve even had nosy neighbors stopping by to “take a look.” Workers may not know who the owners are and accidentally allow unknown visitors into your home.
Use self-storage and protect your belongings while your space is being worked on. Look for self-storage facilities in your area that are clean, well lit, and offer 24/7 security.
4. Save yourself a lot more work
When we had our wood floors refinished in our small condo living area, my husband and I thought we’d save ourselves some money and cover our belongings in the bedroom off of the living space. Bad idea! Despite our best efforts, the dust inevitably found its way onto our things.
Home remodelers beware. Move your items into nearby self-storage and save yourself the tedious cleanup. Keep your items clean and ready to use when you move them back.
5. Save money
This may seem counterintuitive because you pay to rent a storage unit. However, considering the above, it may be well worth your investment. You may be surprised at how many self-storage units available for rent are affordably priced and offer flexible leasing terms. Furthermore, many facilities offer competitive prices, discounts, and promotions.
Self-storage near you in Chicago
Chicago residents can use self-storage for many things. Using a self-storage unit while you undergo any type of home improvement project can make your job easier and life less stressful. You don’t have to work around anything and your belongings are safe and secure. Given the number of self-storage facilities in Chicago, you are sure to find a unit that best meets your needs.
Honore Storage offers convenient, local self-storage solutions with a neighborhood feel. We serve residents and businesses in Albany Park, Andersonville, Uptown, Edgewater, Irving Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Rogers Park, Ravenswood, and the surrounding Chicago areas. You can find our indoor, secure, storage units in Andersonville at 5147 N Clark St Chicago, IL (at Clark St and Foster Ave), and Albany Park at 3215 W Lawrence Ave Chicago, IL.
Contact us to learn more about our storage unit pricing and special discounts.