Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a woman in Battersea who was having extensive renovations done to her current home. In addition to renovations, she was also having an extension built. Huge projects like this can, of course, take a while, and in this case, the client was going to be put out of her house at least nine months. For the duration of the construction work, she had taken on a nearby temporary accommodation.
With a project like this, cataloging and keeping a proper inventory is key. In addition to being a requirement for the home insurance, we wanted to ensure that every single item removed and take to storage was accounted for. Since she was dividing her belongings between storage and the temporary housing, it was equally important that the inventory be accurate so that items ended up where they were supposed to. We wanted the client to have everything she needed at the temporary house, to alleviate the inconvenience of leaving her home as much as we could.
We fully packed the house within two days, using a crew of four men and two trucks. Every item was numbered, and delivered to its proper place, with most of the items going to storage, and a small portion going to the client in her temporary place.
When the renovations and extension were finally complete, we moved her and her property right back. It’s always wonderful to see a happy client installed back in their home, with all their belongings back in their proper places.