Renovating your home can be an exciting time. It’s also a stressful time. Let’s face it, home renovations are disruptive. Sometimes you might need to move out of your home temporarily. If that’s the case, or even if you have to clear one or more rooms in your house you’re going to need a place to store your stuff. That’s where A.B. Richards comes in.
A.B. Richards Portable Storage Containers Are Perfect for Temporary Storage
We can help you take care of all your portable storage needs at A.B. Richards. We have portable storage containers for big jobs or small and we’ll deliver them to wherever you’ll need them. For example, our 20ft storage containers are perfect for residential use. Because these units are relatively small they fit into spaces on properties where a bigger container may be a tighter fit. This is also ideal because residential lots tend to be smaller than commercial or industrial lots.
Getting Your Home Prepared for Renovations
Using a portable storage unit is ideal when the duration of your storage needs is short and when having to move the items far away is too impractical, according to Angie’s List. A.B. Richards storage containers are also easy to use. And they’re extremely convenient, especially for those doing a home renovation. Keeping a portable storage unit nearby means you’ll have quick and easy access to your goods. Also, each of our containers are sturdy. They’re made of 14-gauge steel and come equipped with a sturdy lock. All you have to do is walk to your container and you can find what you’re looking for.
According to Angie’s List, you should remove all furniture, clothing, and decorations from the area you are renovating. Make sure to:
- Keep track of what boxes you put your items into by labeling boxes.
- If you’re moving stuff from more than one room, consider color coding the labels.
- When moving furniture, stack it at the bottom of your portable storage unit. Disassemble it as much as possible.
- Put screws and bolts in plastic bags and tape them to the furniture or appliances they belong to.
- Use stackable containers when possible.
- If you’re packing breakables, wrap them and cushion the boxes, using paper or bubble wrap.
- It’s also a good idea to label the box as fragile.
Once you’ve packed up your storage container, you’re ready to prepare your home for the renovations. If you’re unable to move heavier furniture, cover the pieces with plastic. It’s also very smart to isolate the areas of your home that are being renovated and seal them with plastic. You should also use a tarp or carpet scraps to protect any areas where contractors could be walking.
A.B. Richards Makes Storage Convenient
A.B. Richards can take the headache out of your home renovation. Renting a portable storage unit from us is easy and convenient. You won’t have to worry about driving across town to find a self-storage facility. To learn more, contact A.B. Richards today.