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 240 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 has 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.
Owning a restaurant isn’t just about food. There are all types of supplies and equipment that you must always have on hand. If your eatery has limited space, storage issues can creep up pretty quickly. Keeping things organized and running smoothly can be critical to giving your customers a positive dining experience that will make them want to come back. At A.B. Richards, we can provide you with portable storage units that will allow you easy access to everything you need in both your kitchen and dining areas, while allowing you to bring in more equipment to make your restaurant more versatile.
Contracting and construction is a large part of the US economy that deals with numerous business and logistical issues. The industry employs over 6 million people and is responsible for building structures worth nearly $1 trillion each year, according to the trade group Associated General Contractors of America. It’s also a very diverse sector that runs the gamut from small businesses with a single employee to large multi-national corporations. One common denominator throughout the industry is that contractors spend a great deal of time working at different sites. This creates unique storage needs, which must be met to get the job done well. At A.B. Richards, we’re experts in mobile storage and we believe we have the right portable units for any contractor’s needs.
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.
Portable storage containers can be a solution to the space concerns of schools in the United States. It’s a known fact that our nation’s schools can often be cramped and crowded. According to a 2014 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, 31 percent of America’s schools needed temporary buildings to fit their needs. With space at a premium and the need to work within budget constraints more and more schools are turning to portable storage containers to free up room and make the most of their resources.
Record keeping, while important to any business, can become a nuisance without the incorporation of storage containers to help in the process. Information is the lifeline for most businesses and other types of offices these days, so organization and record keeping can often be critical to success in your workplace. It’s not always an easy job. There are often large amounts of files that have to be preserved. Space can be an issue and the security of your documents is extremely important. A.B. Richards can provide you with portable storage containers that are the perfect place to store your business records. We also want to give you some record keeping tips to make sure you get the most out of our products.