Your guide to home renovation self storage

June 29, 2023

Your guide to home renovation self storage

Whether you have chosen to undertake a small or large renovation, it can cause a lot of disruption. Even smaller renovations such as redecorating can cause mess and disruption, so having a place to store your furniture where it won’t get dirty and give you the space to redecorate/renovate properly is a big help. Read on for your guide to home renovation self storage: 

Renovation storage - image shows light and airy kitchen space during renovation with units in place without doors

The renovation process 

  1. Decide on your project
  2. Create a detailed renovation checklist
  3. Work out your budget
  4. Do you need surveys?
  5. Look into the insurance you need
  6. Are you taking on the process yourself? If not, find an architect and then a builder
  7. Notify building control and organise waste removal
  8. Start the process – rip out and removal, structural work, first fix, second fix and eventually snagging

How long will my renovation take?

The average kitchen renovation takes 3-4 months

A small bathroom renovation can take 3-10 weeks

A loft conversion can take 4-12 weeks

1-2 storey extension can take 8-16 weeks

Large scale renovations can take 1-3 years

Renovating stresses

A big or small renovation can cause stress. There are many decisions to be made and processes to go through in order to reach your end goal. 

A lot of the stress can happen before the renovation process even begins – such as deciding what your renovation is going to look like, finding a reliable builder and figuring out where you are going to put all your belongings whilst the work is being carried out. 

Tips to alleviate stress

Renovation storage - tips to alleviate stress, image shows woman sitting on the floor in a renovation space with a pink wall holding a phone and a laptop on her knees, surrounded by paint pots and a ladder leaning against the wall

Make a plan. Sit down with a pen and paper and make a plan. Create a checklist of what you need to think about, what needs to be put in place to make it happen and the budget and timescale needed for each process. 

Moving your belongings into a storage unit whilst the renovation works are being carried out will help alleviate the stress of having to move all your belongings into another room and have the renovation disrupt and take over your entire home. 

How renovation self storage can help 

Renovation self storage can be a great help for both short and long term renovations. 

Putting your belongings into storage can help to give you the space you need in order to carry out your DIY project and not have to worry about getting any paint on or damaging your furniture. 

For your larger renovation projects, we have storage units available that can fit the entire contents of your home – this will enable the works to be carried out as efficiently as possible and ensure that your pieces don’t get damaged during the renovation process. 

Keep things safe 

With many trades coming in and out of the home whilst your renovations are being carried out using renovation self storage will enable you to have peace of mind that all of your belongings are safe and secure within your storage unit. 

At Cinch Self Storage we pride ourselves on having the highest security measures in place – with intruder alarms, smoke and fire detectors and 24/7 CCTV around all of our entire storage facilities. 

Give space for work to be carried out

By removing your belongings and furniture from your home and into a storage unit this will enable your tradespeople to carry out their work as quickly and efficiently as possible without having to work around things. 

Save money on your materials by buying in bulk 

Got a great deal on the tiles you have fallen in love with, but if you buy in bulk to get that amazing discount you don’t know where you will put them?

Have no fear! This is another way in which renovation self storage can help you have the best renovation experience. Feel free to buy all of your materials in bulk and get those huge discounts as you can store your purchases in your storage unit! 

You can also buy things ahead of time like your new kitchen or bathroom when the sales are on and store this too – make the most of those sales discounts and purchase them there and then!

What can I store?

We have storage units that can fit the smallest items if you are doing a tiny DIY project up to large storage units and warehouses that can fit the entire contents of your house in. 

You can store your furniture, belongings, any tools that you don’t need at home, building materials, the dream kitchen you’ve had your eye on that has just gone into the sale and any bathroom suites too! 

Apart from the prohibited items on our list, the list to what you can store is endless!

How does it work?

Here at Cinch Self Storage, we understand that you need your storage to work with you and be flexible, that’s why we only ever offer flexible contracts. So no matter if you need your storage unit for a short time or a long time, we have you covered. 

Similarly if you start with a small storage unit and need to move to a bigger one as the renovation progresses our team can help sort this for you. 

And when your renovation project is over, simply give us 14 days notice and you can leave your unit, it really is that simple!

How can I transport my contents to my storage unit? 

We want to make your renovation process and storage process as stress-free as possible, this is where our Cinch Storage Vans come in handy! 

You can book one of our vans and use it for FREE to move in to your storage unit – find out more and how to book here. 

Benefits of Cinch Self Storage

We only ever offer flexible contracts 

Local self storage to you 

Huge variety of storage unit sizes and options

Convenient access with extended opening hours

Access to our Cinch Storage Vans

Friendly and helpful team who are extremely knowledgeable about self storage 

Finally, enjoy your renovation process!

Yes, renovating can be stressful – but it can also be wonderful! Enjoy the process and when it’s finished you’ll look back and be proud that you took this exciting step. Get your renovation self storage quote here!

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1 Arkwright Road, Bicester, OX26 4SU

Unit C Hubert Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JE

The Depositary, South Road, Brighton, BN1 6SB

Bumpers Way, Chippenham

St Margarets Way, Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate

1 Works Road, Letchworth, SG6 1FR.

Grovebury Rd, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4SQ

July Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, CB8 7RL

666-678 Garratt Lane, SW17 0NP

25 Mollison Ave, Enfield, London, EN3 7LW

Newspaper House, Faraday Rd, Newbury RG14 2DW

Unit 4, Crown Quay Trade Centre, 1 Eurolink Way, Sittingbourne ME10 3DY

Unit 22 Mitcham Industrial Estate, Streatham Rd, Mitcham CR4 2AP

Invicta Business Centre, Bredgar Rd, Gillingham ME8 6PG

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