Your kids may not want to hear this and some adults might groan as well, but it’s back-to-school time. Starting a school year is no small undertaking. There are logistical problems to work out like finding out what time the big yellow bus will arrive. You want to make sure the family has school-appropriate clothes. Lunches must be made or you’ll need to buy them. And of course, you’re going to need all sorts of supplies. That also means they have to be stored somewhere. Storage is key to getting a handle returning to school and A.B. Richards can help. We want to tell you how our portable storage containers can help you get organized for the school year. After all, it’s a long way until June.
President Calvin Coolidge once famously said, “The chief business of the American people is business,” and he wasn’t kidding. There are more than 28 million businesses in America, according to the Small Business Administration and with that much competition, you want to make sure things are running smoothly. That means keeping your office organized. But as your business grows, you may not always have the space to do that properly. A.B. Richards is committed to helping you organize an office. We can rent you portable storage containers that will help you with all of your storage needs and we will deliver them straight to your business. We also want you to know how to keep your office organized using our portable storage units.
Americans like to pick sides in arguments. Whether you’re talking about choosing between chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream or arguing who’d win a battle between Batman, Superman or Spider-Man, we all have an opinion. One area where you could run into a variety of opinions is the disagreement over packing boxes for storage. There are several popular methods people use for packing. Three choices are bubble wrap, packing peanuts or newspaper. A.B. Richards isn’t going to tell you what to choose, but we’re going to let you know the pros and cons of each of these methods. There may be disagreement about how to pack boxes, but we’re the clear choice when it comes to storage. Our portable storage containers can help you get organized whether you need it for home or a business.
At A.B. Richards, we’re all about keeping you organized. We’ll help you find the portable storage containers that are right for you for no matter what you want to pack. We have the products you need and we’ll deliver them when you need them and pick them up when you’re done. What you put inside your storage units is up to you. But we want to let you know that while our containers will help you eliminate clutter and bring more order to your home or business, it’s just as important to organize what you put inside our containers. That means labeling boxes that you store. Here are a few tips about the importance of labeling boxes so you can stay on top of everything you store.
If you own a hotel, you know your business is more than just a place to get a good night’s sleep. Hotels are often a venue for all types of events, from weddings to trade shows to corporate meetings. In order to run a successful hotel, you often have to be all things to all people. That can make your operations tricky, particularly in the area of storage. One day you may be setting up tables for a formal reception, the next day you may need an overhead screen and a podium for a business presentation. You need to stay organized and have easy access to furniture and other accessories that you need for any type of office event. I any event you need a storage container rental company to help. A. B. Richards has portable storage units you need to be able to set up whatever your guests require.
We’re at the height of summer. It’s the time of year where everyone is either looking for a place to cool down or planning activities that involve fun in the sun. One type of business that does both is a beachfront hotel. If you own one of these hotels, you depend on seasonal business and know that this is the most critical time of the year. It’s possible you might not even be open during the winter. You need to be ready and that means you need to be organized. Your business has to store all of the beach equipment you need that makes your hotel unique plus all of the items you need to make it run smoothly. A.B. Richards can help make this happen. We have portable storage containers that will give you easy access to what you need inside and outside of your hotel.
Summer and warm weather means it’s time for outdoor activities and one pastime that’s popular for people of all ages is bicycling. According to the National Bike Dealers Association, more than 17 million bikes were sold last year. More than 36 million Americans regularly ride bicycles and it’s a $6 billion a year industry. That’s a lot of bikes on the road. All of them need to be stored somewhere and that can take up a lot of space. Whether you’re a casual rider or training for a triathlon, A.B. Richards has the portable storage containers to store all of your bikes and your equipment this summer.
America is turning 140 this year and she’s never looked better!
The 4th of July or Independence Day holiday is upon us and for many, it’s a chance to show our patriotism while decorating our homes for a big summer celebration. You may be looking to hold a party or an outdoor cookout or you might simply be updating your home’s interior or exterior to look right for the summer. Whatever the reason to decorate, you know that many of the items you need have to eventually be stored for a good portion of the year. A.B. Richards knows that too and we have portable storage containers that can simplify your 4th of July needs. We also want to share some ideas about storage for this unique holiday.
Your Most Important July 4th Decoration: The Flag
There’s an obvious color scheme to most July 4th decorations and it’s red white and blue. The most important item you may need to store for your celebration is the US flag. Remember, that our flag should always be handled with care. The US Flag Code, which are the guidelines passed by Congress on display and care of the national flag says, “No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.” The code also states that, “the flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.” One longstanding tradition regarding the storage of an American flag is to fold it in a triangular shape with only the blue section showing, according to the American Legion, which posts instructions and guidelines for flag folding on their website.
Storage Needs for Other Independence Day Items
Another decorative item associated with the July 4th holiday is bunting, which are paper or cloth decorations, usually in the form of drapery that have the colors of the flag. Both flags and bunting can wear over time and need to be stored in areas that are dry, away from sunlight and free of humidity. A.B. Richards has 20-foot storage containers that are perfect for storing household items.
The 4th of July is often an ideal time to gather friends for a party. If your bash is an annual event, you may need to store items to get ready for the festivities. Extra tables, chairs, lawn chairs, games and athletic equipment may need to be stored. Cooking and grilling equipment that was packed away for the summer may also have to come out of storage. You may have plates, napkins, centerpieces and tiny flags for each table. If it’s a pool party, you might need to keep aquatic equipment and flotation items on hand. You may want extra space for lanterns, bug zappers and speakers as well as for any music equipment.
Be Careful of July 4th Fireworks
There’s one item that’s associated with July 4th that you need to be very careful with, and that’s fireworks. You should know that most states in the northeast have strong restrictions on consumer fireworks. Delaware, Massachusetts and New Jersey ban all types of fireworks, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Meanwhile,16 states including New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island ban all but items such as hand held sparklers or other novelty items. Aerial displays are usually only legal if those who possess them apply to local authorities. It’s usually required that those seeking permission to put on major displays be heavily insured. If you are permitted to store consumer fireworks you should keep them in a dry, secure location.
A.B. Richards, For all of Your Storage Needs
A.B. Richards wants you to enjoy a safe holiday weekend. If you have storage needs, we likely have a mobile storage unit that will be right for you. If you need a lot of space at home or if you have a business that has to store seasonal items, A.B. Richards has 40-foot containers or 40-foot Jumbo containers with an extra foot of headroom available to meet your portable storage needs. Our storage containers are sturdy and secure. Contact us today to get started.
Nobody likes a cluttered space. Having too much stuff and not enough space for storage can make your home look shabby and make your business seem unprofessional. But there are items you might want or need to hold onto. The solution isn’t necessarily to throw things out. Your best option is to get organized. A.B. Richards can help. We have mobile storage units that can help you reclaim space in your home or business. We also provide the convenience of keeping you near what you store.
Everyone has storage needs and A.B. Richards has portable storage containers to fit all types of purposes. If you need a container for residential use, or run a business that requires commercial storage we have the right container for you. You might need to store items for industrial purposes or to keep materials and tools handy on a construction site. Whatever the reason, portable storage units can fill a wide variety of needs and make storage more convenient for you. What you might not know, is that renting portable storage containers can be just as easy as finding uses for them.