When you find yourself in a situation where you want to or need to work at home for a while, you may not be sure how to get started without an office inside your home. If you do not have an additional bedroom that you can turn into a home office, you may be interested in clearing out a guest bedroom because this will give you the space that you need to set everything up.
Unfortunately, you may not have enough space in your home to store all the items. A reliable solution is to rent a storage unit where you can put items until you are finished with the office.
Most furnished guest bedrooms are going to have a bed, which includes a mattress. If you were to put a mattress into a storage unit without investing in any preparation, you could end up with a dirty exterior by the time you pick it up from storage. Before you store a mattress, you should get a mattress cover that is large enough to protect the entire mattress on every corner.
In addition to using the cover, you should do everything that you can to keep it off the ground. Stacking it on several bins or boxes is a viable option, but you can also pick up a wood or plastic pallet and put it on the storage unit's floor before putting the covered mattress on top. This will prevent any water that may seep through onto the floor from damaging the mattress.
While the mattress is an essential piece for a guest bedroom, you may have other furniture pieces that you need to store and intend on protecting. For instance, a large dresser is not something that you will find easy to load into your vehicle and put into a storage unit while fully assembled.
A better option is to take it apart so that you have smaller pieces to work with. Even taking out the drawers may reduce the weight enough to make it more manageable to move around.
If you have decorations set up in the guest bedroom, you will need to decide whether you want to keep them in the room to use inside your home office or put them in storage. For fragile items and artwork, you should consider wrapping the pieces in bubble wrap to avoid damage.
Making a temporary office in your home will be easy after renting a storage unit to put everything inside your guest bedroom away. For more information, contact a company like Eastside Self Storage and RV Park.