As a homeowner, you will have to decide whether you want to sell your home and buy another one or invest in remodeling to meet your changing needs. If you decide to remodel your home, you will need to get ready to spend several weeks or months on projects around the house. A smart plan is rent a storage unit to gain a dedicated space to store and protect building supplies.
Instead of throwing certain building supplies away, you should learn about what things you should put into a storage unit so that you can sell them over time.
If you are adding new insulation in your home, you may end up with a lot of foam insulation that is still in usable condition. Putting all the foam into storage is worthwhile because you can list it for sale and someone who is working on a fixer-upper may be interested in purchasing it all.
To avoid moisture issues with the insulation, you should make sure to rent a climate-controlled storage unit that will prevent humidity from rising too high and becoming a problem.
Another part of your home that you should consider putting into storage is old cabinets. Even though you may have plans to install new cabinets that better fit your wants and needs, the existing cabinets may still be in good enough condition for someone to install in their home.
If you do not have a large truck that you can fit these cabinets in, you should consider renting a storage unit from a company that provides a moving truck after signing a lease. This will make it easy to put oversized building supplies into storage without squeezing supplies into your car.
When tile flooring in your home is removed carefully, you may be able to preserve most tiles. The great thing about selling tile is that it will not take up much space inside a storage unit. This will allow you to minimize costs by renting the smallest storage unit possible. You can even remove solid hardwood planks from your home and put it into a storage unit temporarily.
While appliances such as a refrigerator, washer, and dryer may take up a decent amount of space, you may not want to keep these appliances in your home while you are waiting to sell them. You can keep them in storage and meet buyers at the storage unit where they can pick them up.
When you remodel your home, you should not hesitate to rent a storage unit for anywhere from a month to several months to store your building supplies until you can sell everything.