Okay, Google: I’m doing renovations, what do I need to put in storage? We’re not Google, we’re better – because we knows everything about storage, and renovations are the second most common reason people put half of their apartment in storage with us after moving. To put it simply – we have a lot of experience with real-life situations where people have called and asked when they started a renovation – take it away now! So what are the things you need to put in storage during repairs:
All upholstered furniture that is not used for sleeping: living room sofa, chairs, poufs, couches. Upholstered furniture is very easy to absorb dust, and construction dust it “eats” with even greater pleasure. To avoid paying for the restoration or dry cleaning of furniture after the repair, it is better to remove it from the premises.
Household appliances and electronics. Plasma panels, televisions, computers, laptops, tablets – expensive equipment that is not worth the risk. They can easily pick up dust, paint, and can be damaged by moving them, and you will have to move things and move furniture during the repairs all the time.
Clothes – outerwear and regular clothes. Clothes can easily absorb acrid construction smells and, of course, construction dust. During the repair, you can put in storage seasonal clothing: down jackets, coats, coats, summer coats, as well as seasonal shoes. Separately, you can pack clothes for going out: fancy dresses and suits, which should definitely be protected from damage.
You can put quite a few things in storage for the duration of the move with http://www.flashmoving.net/, without which the housewarming party will definitely not cease to be joyful. The main mistake of all those who move is that they try to do everything at once – the same evening to distribute the boxes to the rooms, the same evening to arrange the furniture and start living as usual. But it doesn’t work that way; in reality, after moving in, people go through boxes and put things in order for another week. To avoid sleeping on boxes, you have to put in storage even before you move:
1. Large furniture for the living room: guest sofas, chairs, coffee table, bookcase.
2. Things you won’t need at first: books, personal archives, records, musical instruments, etc.
3. Décor: planters, paintings, posters, vases, mirrors.
4. Clothes: seasonal, sports, and fancy clothes.
5. Footwear: seasonal, gardening, dressy.
6. Household appliances not needed at first – a steam cleaner, a vacuum cleaner, an iron – all can be taken away in a week when you settle in and set up your daily routine.