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4 Storage Solutions When Renovating Your House: Which Is the Best?

If you have made the decision to renovate your home, moving out temporarily is perhaps the easiest option to ease and fast-track the renovation process.

However, you should know that this is not your sole option, especially if you are just undertaking a minor home remodeling project. If, for instance, you are renovating one room in the house, like your bathroom or kitchen, you can still enjoy the other parts of your home, such as your bedroom and living room. According to a reputable storage company in Dubai, you just have to find a secure storage space where you can transfer all the contents of the affected room.

Here are four storage options to choose from to make sure that all your items are kept away from the renovation work and that they remain secure and damage-free.

1. An empty/spacious room inside your house

If you have a big house with plenty of rooms, you can simply move the items in the room being renovated to a different room that’s empty o that has sufficient space. Make sure though to keep this area dust-free, waterproof, and secure so that all your stored items are protected from damage and debris throughout the process.

Indeed, this is one of the easiest and fastest solutions for you. Unfortunately, this is not the most practical option as this could result in potential damage to your things  from the renovation work and exposure to the indoor environment.

2. The house of a family member or friend

Keeping your items in a relative’s or friend’s home is also an easy solution when renovating your home. Check with any people you trust to see if they have a spare room or a vacant shed or garage that you can use temporarily as a storage space for your items. You may be surprised at how much unused space some people can have in their properties.

If you choose this option, however, note that you will need to transport your items from your house to the other home. Without proper knowledge, skill, and equipment, you could end up damaging your belongings. Also, this will demand a considerable amount of your time and resources. You may need to hire a ride as well as put in additional hours to get the space cleaned up and ready for your things.

3. Mobile self-storage

In the past few years, renting storage units has meant taking your items to a storage facility. But today, you can have your chosen storage unit delivered directly to your home and picked up once it is ready to be placed in a secure storage warehouse.

Mobile self-storage is considered a better storage option than keeping your items in your house or in someone else’s property. The storage rental company will load your storage unit in your property, lock it, and give you the keys.

There will be no double handling, which then minimizes the chances of damage. Instead of loading and unloading your items in and out of the storage unit, which is the case with traditional self-storage, your portable storage unit will be handled using a specialized forklift. This guarantees that your unit is at the same level at all times to prevent your items from getting damaged while being loaded and unloaded.

4. On-site storage

If you have a spacious outdoor living space and the items you need to clear out of the room to be renovated will still be used frequently, keeping the storage unit on-site is definitely the most practical and convenient solution.

You don’t have to step out of your property and drive to the storage warehouse each time you need to retrieve certain items in your storage unit, which is common when renovating your bathroom or kitchen. By keeping your storage unit on-site, all your items remain within reach. 

In addition to ease of access, on-site storage will keep all your stored items damage-free. These storage units offer an ideal environment for your belongings because they are made of high-quality, breathable plywood. Also, they are sealed, keeping pests, dusts, debris, and mold at bay. Most importantly, they come with weatherproof covers. So no matter what the weather may be like, rest assured that your items are free from damage caused by different elements.

Indeed, you don’t have to move out of your house, unless it is completely necessary, while undertaking a home renovation project. Today, there are different ways to secure your items.

Your best options are mobile self-storage or on-site storage. Either way, you don’t have to hire a truck because the storage rental company will deliver the container directly to your house. In fact, they can even pack and unpack your items as well as load and unload your unit to make sure that your items will remain intact and damage-free throughout the renovation process.


Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services and storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq.ft. of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.

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