No matter what kind of tiny home you have, renovations mean one thing: making extra space. As a tiny home owner, you’ll likely be efficient at keeping small spaces neat and tidy, but when it comes to clearing out the entire property, things tend to become a little more challenging.
Fortunately, there are ways to make room for your renovation, no matter how small your property is. Whether your home is in need of a decluttering, or if you simply need a place to put everything until your home renovation is complete, we have a guide on how to create space for your tiny home renovation.
Finding a Place for Your Things
Making preparations now can help you save time, money and stress later on, so if you haven’t already done so, create your tiny home renovation plan. As part of this you may want to figure out where all your belongings will go during this period.
This is important especially if the work to be done is likely to be disruptive. In some cases, you may already have somewhere you can store your things. For optimal security, the importance of renting a renovation container cannot be overstated.
Finding a Place for Yourself
Depending on the scope of the project and how disruptive it will be to your everyday life, you have a couple of options in terms of living space while work is being carried out. The first is to simply stay put; if the renovation of your tiny home is only minor, there’s really no need to go anywhere.
If you are having extensive work done on your property, it may be an idea to rent out somewhere while you rebuild. If you really want to stay close to your home, you could even rent an RV or a camper to stay in for the duration.
Keeping Everything Safe
In the world of home renovation scams and thefts do happen, so it’s best to take necessary precautions to protect your home and belongings before having any work done. If you’re employing a contractor, ensure they have all relevant paperwork, run a background check and take out any necessary home renovation insurance policies you need.
Make a Budget
If you are hiring self storage or renting out somewhere to stay, this will drive up the cost of your renovation. You will need to factor this in when creating the budget for your tiny home renovation, including any insurance policies you may need to take out.
Declutter Your Home
While most of the tiny homes we see in the media are pristine, real life is messy and imperfect, and that can sometimes spill over into our homes. To get a sense of order back (and to help you prep your home for remodeling), take stock of all the items you own and donate, dispose (or recycle) or store as appropriate. Once your remodeling is complete you’ll have a tidy home to move back into that will truly feel like new.