Baby, it’s cold outside! And it may be about to get a whole lot colder. Most of us know enough to come inside from the cold or to bundle up. Though, if you’re storing items in cold weather, it becomes a bit trickier. How can you make sure everything you store will come out of storage in the same condition it went in? It can be a somewhat tricky proposition dealing with long-term storage during the winter. But if you take proper care of your items and take a few precautions, A.B. Richards will take care of the rest, by providing you with a durable secure place to store your items during the winter.
A.B. Richards Can Help You Store Whatever You Need
A.B. Richards has been serving the northeast since 1982. There are many reasons why you might need a ground portable storage unit and we have you covered with locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New England, and Pennsylvania. We offer 20-foot storage containers that are ideal for residential storage and we also offer 40-foot storage containers for bigger jobs such as industrial storage or large inventory. If you are storing difficult to store items such as furniture or machinery, you might also benefit from A.B. Richards’ 40-foot Jumbo containers, which contain an extra foot of headroom. Whatever the job is, A.B. Richards can help you store whatever you need all year round. So we want to give you some tips on properly storing items in the wintertime.
Storing Summer Clothes In The Winter
One of the most common issues when dealing with winter storage is taking care of clothing. Anytime you’re storing clothing, the first thing you should do is to thoroughly wash and dry anything that’s going to be put away for the season. This is your first defense against discoloration by stains from food and sweat and pests like moths, according to InStyle. This is also a good time to get rid of what you don’t need in your wardrobe. If you don’t wear something anymore? Why not donate it to charity? Try to store clothes in garment bags and choose hangers that won’t cause your clothes to wrinkle.
Problem Storage Items
There are items that can be damaged if they’re exposed for too long to freezing temperatures. So, make sure you’re careful about storing the following items:
- Electronics, particularly with items that are battery operated
- Liquid items stored in glass containers
- Leather coats and furniture
Battery operated electronics can break due to the frigid temperatures and batteries can corrode. Any liquid items that are stored in glass containers may shatter due to the natural expansion during the freezing process. Paint should be should always be kept in a cool dry space as it can become unusable when left in storage for the winter time. Another material you may not want to leave out in the cold temperatures is leather. This material is easy to crack in the extreme cold.
There are items that are safe to store such as household items like towels, toilet paper, plastic wrap, toothbrushes and razors and foods like grains, flour, and pasta.
A.B. Richards Provides Safe Secure Storage
If you’re looking for a safe and secure place for long-term storage. A.B. Richards can provide it. All of our storage containers are sturdy and made of 14-gauge steel and have padlocked doors that swing out for easy storage. We make storage convenient and safe. Contact A.B. Richards today.