How to manage a new floor installation when house is full of furniture

We have carpeting now, but would like to switch to vinyl planks. We're thinking of renting a U-Haul truck to put the furniture in, two rooms at a time, then laying that section, returning the furniture, then going on to the next two rooms.

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 11, 2018
    We rented a storage shed for our remodel, addition with hw floor refinishing. Would renting one of thise pods be an option?
  • Heje Heje on Jun 11, 2018
    That sounds like a good idea.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 11, 2018
    Designate one room as the storage room.... dismantle the bed and lean the mattress and box springs against the wall to save space... tuck every thing else in a corner.... add the furniture from where you want to start the flooring.... install flooring..... replace furnishings... go to the next room...etc.
  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Jun 11, 2018
    Marilou, I had that same situation. Work one room at a time and move the extra furniture into the garage or another room. It will be a mess for a while but it will also be cheaper than a rental truck. I know someone who moved everything to one side of the room, padded it, and stacked it. When the first side was finished he moved everything back and worked on the second side.
  • That is not a bad idea depending on how big your house is and if you can move all your furniture yourself. What about a POD rental?
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 11, 2018
    or you could rent one of those Pods.
  • William William on Jun 11, 2018
    I agree with Tom Stuart. Easier and cheaper to move the furniture into a second room, do the floor, then move all the furniture from the second room into the first and so on. The added cost and work in hauling furniture into a rental truck or pod would be time consuming and tiring. Would you use a rental if you were painting the whole house?