Should you Move out while Renovating?
Some questions can't be answered with a simple YES or NO. The question proposed in the title of this article is one of those. That's precisely why we've written the article you'll find below. This one goes out for all folks wondering whether a person should move out while renovating their home. Hopefully, you'll find all the info you need! Stay tuned!
Let's take a look at why and when you should stay inside your home while renovating.
What's the scope of the project?
Imagine you're only doing a single room in your apartment. Also, let's imagine it's not one of the essentials: the bathroom or kitchen. You can assume we won't recommend you move out in that case. If the renovations can't mess up your daily routine - staying is the way to go. Why would you spend money renting a place or bug your friends to let you stay for a while at theirs because a single room inside your home needs a new paint job?
A sight like this is an excellent reason to move out while renovating.
Don't have the money to rent?
Imagine you've planned a large-scale project for your home, but you don't have the money to rent a place while the renovations take place. Ask around your friends or relatives if they can help you settle down at theirs for a while. If that's not possible, you can try and camp out in your own home. If you have the luxury to use the toilet - that's great! Otherwise, ask your neighbors to help you out. This can be a downer for many folks since renting a flat/house for a few months can cost thousands of dollars.
Staying in can be frustrating
You can assume staying in can be frustrating. You're there to witness all the work, and it's easy to think the process is moving way slower than you had imagined. Sometimes it's better not to see what's going on, as we're sure you might know. Also, being around the people you hired for the job can feel like a great intrusion of privacy. So, make sure you're ready for it.
Sometimes, it's best to be away from all the work that's going on in your place. Still, if you decide to stay - be prepared for frustrating episodes.
That's it on the staying in part. It's the most affordable option, although it can sometimes be frustrating. Still, most people don't have thousands of dollars to spend renting a temporary home while renovations take place. Seek the help of your friends or family if that is your case.
Alright, let's see what the pros and cons of moving out during renovations are. We'll also show you some tips as we did above.
Got the money?
If you've decided to move out during renovations at your place, it probably means you're financially prepared for the ordeal. That, of course, doesn't mean you shouldn't first check if your friends or relatives are willing to provide you with a temporary home.
You'll also have to spend some money renting a storage unit for all your stuff. While the house is being renovated, many things can go awry. One of them is your belongings getting damaged or broken. That's why renting a storage unit doesn't have an alternative here. We're talking about large-scale projects, of course.
Also, this is an excellent chance to do some decluttering. Organize an old-fashioned garage sale and see if you can even profit from it.
Choosing the right moving provider
You'll need to think about this, also. A good moving provider is a blessing from above. While that might sound a bit too much, it's pretty close to the truth. Check the online moving databases. You'll have to compare a few moving companies and choose the one that fits your needs perfectly. Luckily, nowadays, it's not that hard to spot professionals. Renovations themselves are a tricky process. You don't really want to waste your nerves on the moving, too.
Compare the moving rates offered by providers and choose the one that's perfect for you!
What to bring to your temporary home?
You might want to bring only the essential stuff. If you've got the option - you'll store everything else somewhere safe. As we mentioned above, it can be a storage unit. But, also, it can be your basement or a part of your home unaffected by the renovation. Additionally, you'll want to take any small valuables (such as jewelry) with you. You never know what can happen, and it's very easy for such things to get lost in the process.
That's about it when it comes to moving out during renovations. As you can see, there's a lot to pay attention to. Still, you'll be just fine with professionals backing you up.
Alright, so we're getting near to the end of this article. Hopefully, you've enjoyed our take on whether you should move out while renovating. Although we didn't give you a straight answer, we think you've got all the info you need. Let's do a quick walkthrough. First things first, what's the scope of the renovations? If the project is not big and doesn't involve essential rooms of your home, you might want to think about staying in. On the other hand - if it's a large-scale renovation project we're talking about - it's best you find a temporary home. Bring the essentials with you and store everything else away. In both cases - be prepared for losing some nerves. Luckily, there are professionals that will help you handle the process in the most relaxing way.