Whether renovations are done by a contractor or by a homeowner, the contents of the house are likely to be in the way or are at risk of being damaged by the renovation operations. Dust and paint can damage furniture and electronics. Using the garage for storage may not be a viable solution.
Self-storage offers a clean safe alternative to shuffling furniture and vulnerable items from room to room. Items that are sensitive to temperature changes can be stored in a temperature-controlled environment, usually at a small premium above the cost of an unheated storage unit.
Self-storage should be considered an important component of any home renovation project at the planning stage. Determine the items you need to store and contact a self-storage center today! The knowledgeable staff at Bluebird Self Storage facilities can determine the size and type of storage unit you will need.
When choosing a self-storage center ask what the terms of the rental agreement are. Many self-storage facilities work on a first-of-the-month system, whereby you will be billed on the 1st of each month and will not qualify for a rent refund if you move out in the middle of a month. This means that you could be paying for a lot of storage that you didn’t need and never used at the end of the day. Other self-storage facilities will only refund your unused days if you move out before the 15th of each month.
At Bluebird Self Storage, by comparison, we like to make things easy. Your month starts on the day that you move in, and that becomes your monthly anniversary billing date – this avoids the complication of a pro-rated payment when you first move in. Then, when you are ready to vacate, provided you give us the required one month’s notice, we will always refund any and all unused days, right on the spot, regardless of where you are in your monthly anniversary billing cycle. As Tom Waits said, “The large print giveth and the fine print taketh away”. This flexibility is especially important given the uncertainty inherent in the time required to complete a renovation project.
Bluebird Self Storage provides self-storage in Red Deer, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Cochrane, Canmore, and many more locations for homeowners who are undertaking renovation projects. These facilities also sell moving boxes and other packing supplies to make moving your items into storage more convenient.