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Protecting Belongings During Room Redesigns

You’re redoing your room. Cool. There’s nothing more thrilling. Until the dread of living with dust and chaos sets in, that is. You have all this stuff. What are you supposed to do with it?

We’re going to get into how to keep your beloved belongings and keepsakes safe. Including making use of self storage and renovation storage units.

Protecting Belongings During Room Redesigns

Start by Making a Plan

Okay. Hold your horses. Before you do anything. Make a list. What needs to be boxed up? What can stay? Once you have those answers, we can move on to the storage part. 

What about Self Storage?

These units are great. You can stash everything here during the renovations. Look for ones that offer security. Maybe, even climate control. It won’t hurt to make your stuff safer. 

Pack Like a Pro

Packing is annoying. But, it has to be done. Here are a few tips:

  • Use durable boxes: Cheap boxes are tempting. But this is not the time to save money. Get something sturdy. You don’t want everything falling apart. 

  • Wrap Things: Bubble wrap, packing paper, maybe even an old newspaper. Use whatever you can to save those trinkets. Larger stuff something more. Something like padding covers and moving blankets.

  • Label everything: I can’t say it enough. Label your boxes, you’ll thank me later when you’re not opening every box trying to find your favourite coffee cup.

Protecting Belongings During Room Redesigns

Pack Smart

When you’re packing, think about what goes where. The heavier stuff at the bottom. The lighter stuff at the top. Think smart. No need to break everything during the move. Take apart the larger stuff. Makes it easy to move. But, don’t lose any parts. 

Use Renovation Storage Units

These storage units are great for large furniture and stuff like that. This is like their whole thing. So they have extra security and flexible rental options.

Could you imagine not having to walk through a bunch of boxes if you wanted to go to your kitchen? If you knew you would be able to stay organized and neat during your remodel? Sounds like a little slice of heaven to me.

Keep Essentials Handy

You are going to need a few items throughout the remodel, so it’s a good idea to set aside a little bit of your living space for items that you will need every day. You don’t want to have to dig through boxes to get to your clothes for the day.

So set aside a small section for a few of your favourite outfits, your toiletries, and maybe a dish or two to eat off of.


Redesigning doesn’t have to stress you out. Just take better care of your stuff. That way you won’t waste money replacing it. Or, worry about the extra chores. Use these hacks and make your renovation journey a smooth one!

Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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