If you love animals, you may love the idea of owning pets. Whether or not you own pets in your home, you may want to consider fostering animals that need a comfortable place to stay for a while. You may trust your own pets to stay out of trouble with most things in your home, but you may not know how foster animals will behave. An ideal way to prepare for fostering animals is to rent a storage unit where you can put a variety of belongings that you are interested in protecting.
When you have curtains set up throughout your home, you may want to take them down when you bring in foster animals. This will help you avoid a situation in which the curtains get torn or pulled down. If you are using a combination of curtains and blinds, you should feel confident enough to keep the blinds up so that you can still block out the sun and enjoy privacy.
With only curtains set up, you may want to consider picking up blinds or shades and keeping the curtains in storage until the foster animals find homes or you stop fostering altogether.
While you may have some durable decorations around your home, you may also have a fair share of fragile ones that might break or become damaged with little effort. Almost any animal will exercise curiosity in your house as they get comfortable, which means they may end up getting into trouble by jumping onto surfaces or bumping decorations with their snout or paws.
Instead of taking a risk and hoping that these decorations stay safe with foster animals in your home, you can put them into a storage unit where you know they will be protected.
In the beginning, you may want to restrict foster animals from roaming throughout your entire house. If you want to eventually let them go everywhere, you may only feel comfortable doing so when you know that your favorite furniture pieces are not at risk of getting damaged. Cats can scratch furniture and dogs can chew through almost anything that they get their teeth on.
Another thing that you have to worry about is bathroom accidents -- especially when you are taking on a foster animal who may be recovering from some kind of illness or injury.
Storage unit rentals give you the space you need to store anything that you want to keep away from the foster animals you bring into your home.