Many people rent storage units when renovating their properties so that they have a secure, safe and clean place to keep their surplus building supplies and tools. If you're renovating your home, and need to rent a storage unit for this project, it's best not to book an indoor unit but to instead get a drive-up one. Here are two reasons why.

It will shave valuable time off your trips to collect or drop off renovations supplies

One reason to get a drive-up self-storage unit in this situation is that it will make your trips to collect or drop off renovation supplies much faster. Drive-up self-storage units are typically positioned outdoors with big spaces outside them that allow the people who're renting these units to drive right up to their units' doors. This means that if, for example, you need to quickly pick up some bathroom tiles from the unit so that your contractor can begin tiling your bathroom later that day, you could arrive at the unit, pack these tiles into your vehicle, and head off in perhaps 15 minutes. Conversely, if your tiles were stowed in an indoor unit, this process would take a lot longer, due you to having to get a parking space in the facility's car park, having to pick up one of their storage trolleys to carry the tiles, and having to walk into and out of the indoor facility.

Home renovations are usually carried out according to a strict timeline and even one or two delays can throw off the project's entire schedule. As such, if every time you need to get some more of your renovation supplies the collection process takes you a very long time, this could lead to delays that might result in you not getting your renovations completed on time. Given this, a drive-up self-storage facility would be the best option in these circumstances.

It will reduce your risk of injury when transporting hefty or hazardous renovation materials

The second reason to forgo an indoor storage unit, in favour of a drive-up storage unit, is that it might lower your risk of injury when you have to pick up or drop off any hefty or hazardous renovation materials. There might be items, such as kitchen cabinets, large appliances, structural steel, sharp power tools, and stacks of tiles, that you may have to keep in your unit. If, when the time comes to collect these, they are stored in a drive-up unit, the amount of contact you'll have with these items will be fairly limited, as you'll only need to hold them for a few seconds before placing them in the back of your vehicle. As such, the chances of you getting a pulled muscle from lifting a heavy cabinet or cutting yourself when carrying up a sharp power tool will be quite low.

If however, you keep these items in an indoor unit, you won't be able to just load them into your car. Instead, you'll have to stack them on a storage trolley and push this heavy item all the way through the facility and out to the car park, before putting the items on it into your vehicle. Whilst you're pushing the loaded trolley, you could easily pull a muscle or be injured by a sharp material or power tool that falls off it and lands on your feet.

Reach out to a storage facility, such as Stick it where it fits Storage, to learn more.