It’s time to admit it. Summer is over and the last few remaining warm days will disappear as October winds down. If you haven’t packed away your summer items yet, you’d better move fast before the deep freeze arrives. One reason you may have been procrastinating is that you may not be organized or you might not have enough space to put everything. All of those problems can be easily solved with a call to A.B. Richards.
A.B. Richards Can Help Solve Your Storage Problems
A.B. Richards has what you need to solve your summer storage problems. We deliver our portable storage units to where you need them and you won’t have to haul all of your summer storage items all the way across town to a storage facility. Our 20-foot storage containers are great for residential use. We can deliver them to difficult to access areas. And you can have immediate access to your stored items. Packing away your summer items couldn’t be more convenient and we want to give you some tips on storing your summer items.
Taking Care of Your Summer Clothes
A big part of your winter storage of summer items involves preparing clothing. The first thing you need to do is wash all articles of clothing before you put it away. In fact, it’s a good idea to clean any item you store long term as much as possible so you’ll avoid mold or mildew problems. But what about pests? Many people use mothballs when storing material in the summer, but according to HuffPost, that’s a bad idea. They suggest using cedar, lavender sachets or lemon peel rinds to keep clothing dry. They do suggest caution about cedar because it might work too well and pull the oils out of some materials making them brittle.
Another question you have to consider is whether to hang your clothing or fold it. For natural fiber fabrics such as wool or cashmere, HuffPost recommends not using hangars because the fabric gets stretched. You should also not hang acrylic fibers and poly fibers instead folding them while putting acid-free tissue in the folded areas. Jeans and button-down shirts can be either hung or folded. Hang your clothes in dry spaces so you can let them breathe.
Storing Summer Gear
In addition to storing summer clothing, there are many other types of items you’ll often put away when the warm weather ends. For example, patio furniture should be cleaned and covered before you put it away for the winter, according to the website Homesteading. Stack outdoor chairs and tables on top of one another. When storing mowing equipment over the winter, Popular Mechanics advises you to read the owners manual for your mower. Some brands advise you keep the fuel tank filled others advise you to drain the fuel tank after 90 days. Each piece of equipment has different quirks so read carefully.
A.B. Richards Handles Storing Jobs Large and Small
If you have a lot of equipment to store, or if you run a seasonal business like a hotel or outdoor eatery that’s closing up shop for the winter, A.B. Richards can help you with both large and small storage issues. Our 40-foot storage containers and our 40-foot jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of headroom are just right for the larger jobs. For more information or to get started, contact A.B. Richards today.