Home extensions have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with people choosing to add space and value to their existing homes rather than going through the lengthy and sometimes expensive process of finding a new place and a new mortgage to match. From converting attics to building an entirely new section of your home, extending can have the benefit of giving you the extra space you need. However, the process can be chaotic and stressful so it is vital to be organised when planning to extend your home – making sure you have the planning permission you need, the right professionals to carry out the work and something which is often overlooked, the right place to put the things you already have.

Needless to say, having building work carried out is messy work and doesn’t always run on a perfect time schedule; furthermore, builders aren’t always aware of the damage they may cause to the small things you may value. So, what should you do with your belongings whilst this extra space is being created?

Well, it is important to store your things somewhere clean, dry and secure, whether it be a room in your home that is being untouched by the work, your shed or even a friend or family’s place. Alternatively self storage could be the perfect solution. Most facilities are flexible in terms of time – BWI Self Storage’s minimum period is only a week, and only requires seven days notice when vacating, so it’s ideal if your extension runs over (or under) the scheduled time. It guarantees a clean and dry place for your personal belongings away from the messy environment of a home being refurbished or extended. Furthermore you’re free to access your goods as you like and as you hold the only key to your personal padlock, you can be safe in the knowledge that your things are safe and secure whilst you deal with the important stuff.

Finding affordable self storage facilities near you is relatively easy and they’re often more convenient than storing at the houses of friends or relatives, which you may choose to do if refurbishing your whole house. BWI Self Storage is particularly great for those living in South Woodford or its surrounding areas (Woodford, Gants Hill, Ilford, Redbridge, Clayhall, Buckhurst Hill, Barkingside, Snaresbrook, Chigwell and Wanstead) as we’re conveniently located just off Charlie Brown’s roundabout on Raven Road.

So, if you’re thinking of extending your home remember that preparation and organisation are key, and don’t forget to think about where you’re going to store your belongings!