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.
Getting Organized for K-12
If you have limited storage space, back to school time can be a tricky proposition. As your kids grow older, their needs are going to change. Beginning with kindergarten, there are scores of supplies you’re going to need right through college, according to Good Housekeeping, which published a checklist for all age levels. You may start out small buying things like pencil boxes and glue sticks.
But eventually you’ll need store binders, large books, sports equipment for gym class, computers and three hole punchers. If closet space is an issue where you live, storing school clothes for different seasons might cause difficulties.
If your residence doesn’t have the space you need to keep organized, A.B. Richards can help out with one of our 20-foot storage containers. They are smaller than our other units and are easier to place on property where space is limited.
Portable Storage Units Can Help Your College Student
As difficult as it is keeping organized for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, it becomes even more of a challenge if you have a college student in your life. In addition to regular school supplies, college kids will need to bring items to their dorm.
They’ll also need a place to keep these supplies when they’re on semester break. this means finding space for things like pillows and linens, cleaning supplies, as well as books and shelves. Electronic equipment such as computers, televisions microwaves and mini fridges can also be difficult to store. If your college student lives off campus they may need to bring home furniture during breaks.
That means you may have to store larger items for weeks at a time. A.B. Richards has 40-foot storage containers and even 40-foot Jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of headroom that can handle larger storage needs and difficult to store items.
Organization for Teachers
Of course, it’s not just parents and students who need to get organized for a new school year. Teachers have to be ready as well. They have their own unique supply needs, some of which are listed by the organization Teach for America.
If you’re in charge of a classroom you’ll probably own a lot of books and have a filing cabinet full of lesson plans, tests and records. You’ll have bulletin boards as well as the material you’ll want to put on them. All of these items may have to be changed periodically and you might not always have the ability to store them in your school.
A.B. Richards Can Get You Ready for the School Year
A.B. Richards will rent you portable storage units whenever you’ll need them and wherever you’ll want them. All you have to do is choose the container you want and we’ll deliver it to you. We’ll also pick them up when you’re done. Contact us today to get started.