Being a homeowner isn’t always easy. You have to make sure that you pay your taxes and bills. The home must be properly maintained and you want to make certain you maximize your property’s value. That means making repairs and sometimes that means making renovations. You may also need to vacate your home in the aftermath of a difficult event like a fire or flood. You could also have a need for extra storage because of a family change such as a college student moving home or a new baby. Whatever the reason, if you need extra storage, A.B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards Has Your Residential Storage Solution
A.B. Richards rents ground level portable storage containers. We deliver them to your home, business, job site, or wherever else you may need them. One of our most popular products for residential use is our 20-foot storage container. It’s just large enough to take care of your household needs, but small enough to fit onto tight property lots. For bigger jobs, you should look at our 40-foot storage containers or our 40-foot Jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of head room. We can provide you with the residential storage solutions you need and we want to offer a guide for homeowners storing goods.
Storing Home Furniture and Appliances
One of the biggest issues when you’re dealing with residential storage involves storing furniture. The San Francisco Chronicle recommends disassembling wooden furniture to reduce damage. Wrap wood and upholstered furnishing with plastic wrap if you can. Clean your fabric furniture and mattresses before you store them to fight the possibility of mold coming into your storage area. You should also try to eliminate moisture by covering the floor with plastic sheeting and covering furniture with blankets.
When storing electronic appliances such as televisions, try to wrap them in their original packaging if you have it. Pack the box with bubble wrap, packing peanuts even old newspaper. Keep electronics off the floor because of the possibility of moisture.
Keeping Stored Clothing Fresh
Clothing is another item that is usually stored by residential clients. The first and most important step in storing clothing is to clean and dry anything you store thoroughly, according to the Spruce. Make certain to follow the label instructions or dry clean. You should also be careful about using moth balls as cedar blocks or cedar-lined storage might be better. Don’t hang up sweaters they can lose their shape while in storage. Consider folding some items with the heaviest ones on the bottom of the pile. Make certain you keep the area where you store clothes cool, dark and dry to avoid fading.
Living Without a Kitchen
If you’re storing household items temporarily, living without a kitchen can be tricky. HGTV says you should find a space to put up a temporary kitchen. Keep commonly used kitchen items there in plastic storage containers. If you have access to a freezer, use it to freeze pre-made meals. If the weather is good, use the outdoor grill. If you’re going to be eating out, keep an eye out for specials and coupons at area restaurants.
A.B. Richards Keeps Storage Nearby
A.B. Richards makes residential storage easy, because we will bring our storage containers right to your home or where you might be staying. You can keep your household items nearby, check on them and access them without having to go all the way across town. And we’ll pick your portable storage unit up when you’re done with it. Contact A.B. Richards today.