If you’re expecting a new child, congratulations! Whether it’s your first child or you’re already a parent, you’re about to learn or be reminded that someone so tiny can take up an awful lot of space. Infants and toddlers bring with them lots of work and you may be surprised at how much of that work involves being able to make room for your baby. You need storage space for the new items you’ll need to take care of the baby and to clear extra space for that new arrival. At A.B. Richards, we can help. After all, we’re a family-run company ourselves and we have the right portable storage containers to help you make this major life change easier.
Storage Needs for New Baby Items
One thing you’re going to learn immediately is that having a baby means you’re going to be keeping a lot more stuff than you used to have in your home. All of the things you put on your baby registry are going to have to go somewhere. That means clothing, furniture, supplies and toys will be coming into your home. If you’re looking to save money, you may want to consider buying in bulk. According to an article by Parents Magazine, you can save about $170 a year buying large cartons of diapers. Many parents also store large amounts of baby food. But you may not have a lot of space to store these bulk purchases. You also may not have the closet space for the amount of clothing or toys that you’ll receive. A.B. Richards has storage units that can help you keep your home from being cluttered.
Storage Container Options for Rearranging your Home
Making room for a baby usually means clearing a space for a nursery area. That will require new parents to rearrange their living space. You might be converting a guest bedroom into a nursery. You might not have that extra room and need to figure out a way to make extra space in your bedroom for a crib and diaper changing area. Keep in mind that these change aren’t always permanent. At some point, you may want to restore that guest room. You might need to hold onto the furniture and items that are being moved out of the way for your nursery area. If you have any questions about your storage needs, A.B. Richards has a trained sales staff and technical staff to find the right unit for you.
A.B. Richards Can Help You Plan for the Future
Another consideration for all new parents is that room must be made for items you’ll need in the future. You will receive clothes that may be too big for an infant and toys that are not yet age appropriate. If you’re planning to have more than one child, you might want to think ahead. Those baby outfits and onesies that your first child outgrew might be reusable for your next child. Your child may have moved on from baby and toddler toys, but other children may grow into them. Many parents receive hand-me-downs from friends and relatives that include items from all stages of childhood. You’re going to need a place to put these items away until they’re needed. A.B. Richards has several options for residential storage. We serve New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Eastern Pennsylvania and portions of Rhode Island, Delaware and Massachusetts. Whatever your storage needs, contact A.B. Richards and we’ll get you ready for that new arrival!