Summer is here in full swing and for many of us that means, it’s time for vacation. Some of us take trips and some of us are making plans that are more long term. That means renting a vacation home. Whether you’re looking for a summer getaway for weekends or if you plan to go away for several months, owning or renting a vacation home involves a lot of organization.
If you rent a portable storage unit from A.B. Richards, you’re making sure your belongings are safe and secure. All of our containers are weather proof and they’re sturdy. A.B. Richards storage units are made of 14-gauge steel with a high quality lock. We keep our units secure because we know what you store is often valuable. Among the pricey things that are often stored in one of our portable containers are carpets and rugs.
At A.B. Richards, we’ve been in the business of helping people get organized and making good use of extra storage space since 1982. We’ve seen our customers rent portable storage units for all sorts of reasons. Some need to organize their home or get ready for a move. Others need space for their business inventory or might need to store equipment at their work site.
Small business is big! According to the Small Business Administration, there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and they count for 54 percent of all sales and 55 percent of jobs in this country. It’s also a growing sector with the number of small businesses increasing by 49 percent since 1982. Home-based businesses are a big part of that with Forbes saying that 52 percent of small businesses are home-based as of 2013.
Imagine getting into your car, stopping for your morning coffee and breakfast, getting on to the highway and driving to your job that happens to be inside a storage container. It’s not as far-fetched as you think. More and more builders are erecting offices and work facilities made from storage units. At A.B. Richards, we’re a rental company so we can’t let you set up an office park with one of our portable storage containers, but we’re constantly fascinated by the many uses people find for them, so we want to take a look at storage container offices and tell you about how useful and easy it is to rent a storage container from A.B. Richards.
You may be planning the vacation of a lifetime or you may be taking a temporary job far from home. Or you could be staying with a family member for a long time. There are plenty of reasons you might be taking a long trip, but whatever has you packing, a long-term trip is going to present a number of challenges from financial to logistic problems.
Helping an elderly parent get organized can be difficult for the caregiver for a variety of reasons. It can be painful on an emotional level watching parents lose track of things. The time demands placed on caregivers can put stress on other areas of their lives such as work or other family matters. It also can be difficult if caregivers don’t live particularly close to their parents.
If you have a need for storage space, we know that there are several options out there. We also know that A. B. Richards is the best option for all of your storage needs. We’ve been in business for more than 30 years and we know how to provide high-quality storage containers wherever you may need them.
At A.B. Richards we’ve seen portable storage containers used for many wonderful reasons. They can help give you extra storage space at home and allow you to store equipment at the job site. They can give you a place to keep seasonal items for your business or sale items for a yard sale. We’re always in awe over the creative uses people have come up with for portable storage containers. We’ve seen them used as housing, offices and art studios. But perhaps the most inspirational way we’ve seen portable storage containers re-imagined is as schools and classrooms.
If you’re a college student heading home or to a summer apartment at the end of a long school year or the parent of a returning college student, your life is about to get more complicated. After spending the year in on-campus or off-campus housing, your living space is about to change. It may be smaller than your current situation or circumstances may be different from the last time you were home. Parents might be surprised to see how much their son or daughter’s belongings have grown in less than a year away. A.B. Richards can help you untangle this knot.