Renovating a home can be both exciting and stressful. Your home is going to have a new look and rooms will be modernized. That can be very exciting, but the flipside is that your life is going to be disrupted during a major renovation. You can try to live your life around the chaos, or you can move items and possibly your family out of your home. If you’re looking to store your belongings near your renovated home or near a temporary home, A.B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards Makes Storage Convenient
A.B. Richards can help you create order out of chaos. We rent portable storage containers and we can bring them to where they’re needed. Our 20-foot storage containers are ideal for residential use. If you need more space or if you’re a home contractor who needs to store equipment on a job site, we can rent 40-foot storage units. Often homeowners undergoing renovations may need to store large pieces of furniture and other awkwardly shaped items. Our 40-foot Jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of headroom are perfect for this. We know that there is a myriad of storage issues related to home renovation and A.B. Richards wants to help you get organized!
Organizing During a Renovation
If you’re undergoing a major renovation, expect a lot of disruption and disorder in your home. One area that’s a particular point of difficulty is the kitchen. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a renovation means setting up a separate kitchen area. You may need to move a refrigerator into storage and at the same time move dishes, silverware and other appliances. If you’re staying put during the renovation, you can break out the paper plates, plastic utensils and cook in the microwave.
If you’re debating whether to stay or move during a home renovation, you should know that the project very often will take longer than what the contractor will tell you. And many contractors prefer that you leave if you can.
“We can tell a homeowner we’ll make it as easy and painless as possible, but the first few weeks are really bad,” Linda Minde, an Arizona-based contractor tells Bob Villa’s website. “We can get it done quicker if you’re out. We get in and we get moving.”
When you get into rooms like bedrooms, living rooms and dining areas, you’ll likely have to move furniture into storage. The Family Handyman website suggests that for tall items such as dressers or bookcases, use two people with one carrying the top and another carrying the bottom. Consider using lifting straps or shoulder carriers to avoid injury while lifting and consider taking apart furniture.
A.B. Richards Will Keep Your Belongings Secure
If you have to store your valued items because of a renovation, you want to rent a portable storage unit that’s safe and secure. A.B. Richards storage containers are durable. They’re made of 14-gauge steel. They have doors which swing open to make storage easier. We’ll bring the container to where you need it and because we’re a rental company and can’t sell you the storage container, we’ll pick it up when you’re finished with it. To learn more, contact us today.