It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it will inevitably be followed by one of the biggest headaches of the year. If you’re traveling through whatever town you’re in, you’ll likely spot festive holiday decorations on homes and businesses. They’re a lot of fun and they make things look warm and beautiful, but we all know that it’s a lot less fun to take them down. If you have holiday decorations, chances are you already have them up or you’re about to put them up. But you may have questions about what you’re going to do with them for the rest of the year. That’s where A. B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards are Storage Experts
A.B. Richards helps our customers with all types of storage solutions. Whether it’s for residential, commercial or industrial use, we have the storage container rentals you need to take care of your storage problems. We’re the storage experts and our products are used for storing all types of items. We know that holiday displays, particularly large ones can present difficult storage issues, so we want to give you a few tips on how to store them.
Storing Residential Holiday Decorations
If you have a lot of holiday decorations, there are several things that can make storing them easier. Artificial trees are great, and can help you avoid buying a tree every year. But they can be bulky. This Old House suggests that you put the tree in a rolling case and avoid lugging it upstairs or downstairs. An A.B. Richards 20-foot storage container is ideal for storing artificial trees.
When storing lights, it’s suggested that you use masking tape and a permanent marker to keep track of each individual strand of light. Wrap each strand securely to avoid breaking bulbs or tangling wires. Another good idea is to sort decorations into categories like indoor and outdoor decorations. That way you can systematically put up each category when you need them, rather than rummaging through boxes looking for stuff.
Storage for Commercial Holiday Displays
Commercial holiday displays are often large and impressive. They also contain components that are going to make storage a challenge. The promotional design company Centerstage productions stresses that you need to follow all safety standards recommended by OSHA when removing the display. It’s also advisable to do removal during off hours so you don’t disrupt shoppers. Mark and label containers and keep a detailed list of all of the elements of your decoration to make the following year’s installation easier.
When utilizing our storage rentals, it’s advisable to use water tight crates and to cover the decorations with foam wrap and shrink wrap to protect things during transit. You should also wind your light strands around a cord organizer to make things easier to store.
A.B. Richards Gives You the Extra Storage You Need
If you need to store a large commercial display or have other business or industrial storage needs, you should consider one of A.B. Richards’ 40-foot storage containers or 40-foot Jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of headroom. If you have storage issues, A.B. Richards can provide you with the extra storage you need. Contact us today.