Storage for House-Flippers
We’ve all seen the TV shows where people come in, renovate a house in a short period of time, and then sell it for a profit. These “house-flippers” make it look very easy, but if you’ve ever renovated a house, then you know how difficult it can be.
One of the biggest challenges you can run into while flipping a house is finding suitable storage for all of the things you have to move out of the property. There may be furniture and appliances that you have to get out of the way, and at EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the ideal self-storage space.
When you’re flipping a house, you’re going to need a lot of building materials on hand in order to finish on time and on budget. If you flip several houses a year, you may buy more materials than you need, such as lumber. Putting these things in storage will keep them safe until you need them, and should you run out of two-by-fours on the job site, you can visit your storage unit and get more, rather than running to the local hardware or home goods store.
As you’re renovating the house, there may be materials that you want to save, such as original baseboards and crown moulding. Your plan may be to put these things back into the house once the major renovations are done, but you need to keep them out of the way for a month or two. Placing them in storage can keep them safe and dry, and you’ll know exactly where they are when it comes time to retrieve them.
When you buy a foreclosed property, or a property that was on a short sale, there’s a good chance there will be some furniture left in the house. The previous owner may have decided to leave things behind when they moved, or they had to move so suddenly that they didn’t have the time or resources to take everything with them. Whatever the case may be, if there are pieces of furniture that you need to store until you sell them or put them back in the house once it’s renovated, we can provide the appropriate storage solution.
You may also have staging supplies that you bring into homes once they’re flipped in order to entice potential buyers. If you have couches, chairs, and other pieces that you use on a regular basis, then a storage unit can help you keep them safe between projects.
Appliances can also be in the way when it comes time to renovate, and it may not be possible to store the stove and the washer and dryer in the garage or the backyard shed. Your plan might be to bring in all-new appliances, which means you’ll have to store or dispose of the old ones. The old appliances may work just fine, they just don’t fit with the house’s new design. Putting them in self-storage for a few months can make the most sense, and who knows – you may find that you can put them into the next house that you flip!
Flipping houses can be a lucrative business and if you’re just getting started, or you’re working on your umpteenth renovation, then let EZ Storage® help you find the ideal self-storage unit. We’re proud to serve the greater St. Louis area, and we have four locations that are easily accessible and that offer convenient access hours on every day of the year. This means that you can visit your unit whenever it works for you!
Contact us today to learn more about our storage services. We look forward to meeting you!