If you're planning to have new hardwood floors installed in your house, you may want to rent a self-storage unit and move your furniture out during the process. The workers will need access to every room in your home if you're getting the flooring throughout your house, and if your furniture is in storage, they can work faster and not have to worry about moving furniture around constantly.
Plus, if you buy boards that aren't prefinished, you'll probably need to leave your home for a few days anyway due to the fumes when the floors are finished after they're installed. If your furniture and belongings are in storage, you won't have to worry about them picking up a toxic odor. Here are suggestions for moving your belongings into a self-storage unit when you're getting new hardwood floors.
Rent For A Month
Unless you want to leave some things in permanently after your floors are finished, you'll probably only need one monthly rental. If so, let the facility know as soon as you rent the unit so you can follow the rules for how far in advance to cancel your monthly fee. That way you won't get charged for a second month.
A month is a nice time frame since that gives you plenty of time to drop your things off and pick them back up. While you have your belongings out of the house and in storage, it's an excellent time to paint and do other home improvements with everything out of your way.
Consider The Weather When Deciding On Climate Control
Since your belongings will only be in storage for a short while, you may not even need climate control. However, think about the expected weather conditions over the coming month.
If it will be very hot and humid, or freezing cold, you may still want to have climate control. A milder season, such as spring or fall may not have weather extremes, and that eliminates the need for climate-controlled self-storage.
Pack Like You're Moving To Maximize Space
Although it's a lot of work to pack properly, your things will be protected if you pack like you're moving. Plus, you can maximize space in the self-storage unit if you have things in boxes that stack nicely. You may want to wrap furniture to protect it from scratches.
Also, decide if you'll move your appliances. Wood floors aren't always put in kitchens, so you may want to leave your appliances at home if you're not putting in new kitchen flooring at the same time.