So, we’re a few weeks into the year, and we’re betting more than a few of you have broken your New Year’s resolution. That diet may have gone by the wayside and you may not be exercising or sleeping enough, so maybe it’s time to try new tactics. Instead of doing something that doesn’t get you excited, why not do something you love? January is National Hobby Month, and it’s the perfect time to find a new passion or renew an old one.
Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or have been pursuing one for years, one popular pastime is collecting. People collect everything from vinyl records to comic books, but in order to pursue this hobby, you’re going to need somewhere to keep your collectibles. A.B. Richards can give you that extra storage space.
A.B. Richards Can Help You Find the Storage Space You Need
A.B. Richards rents portable storage containers for whatever you need, and we’ll deliver them to wherever you’ll need them. We’ll also pick them up when you’re done. If you’re running a collectibles business out of your home, we can bring a 20ft storage container to your residential lot. If you run a construction business or you need a large amount of space for your inventory, a 40ft storage container will fill your needs. We also offer 40ft Jumbo containers with an extra foot of headroom. If you’re a collector and need space to store for your hobby, we want to give you some tips.
Tips For Storing Antique Furniture
Antiquing is a wonderful hobby and many businesses are based on selling antiques. Collectors also scour the area for yard sales. But once you’ve acquired that piece of furniture, what happens when you want to store it? According to the Spruce, it’s important to:
- Keep light from fading fabrics, wood, paper and other materials.
- Keep your antiques out of direct light.
- Avoid humidity. (this can destroy paintings and make wood become brittle or even crack)
- Avoid extreme temperatures. (the ideal storage temperature is around 64 degrees)
Keeping and Storing Vinyl Records and Comic Books
Vinyl records have seen a revival in recent years and if you still have your old LPs or want to start collecting them, you should add layers of protection. Put the vinyl in an inner sleeve and then use an outer sleeve to keep dust away. But the Vinyl Factory warns not to use heavy plastic because they can stick to the record sleeve and damage the artwork. You should also categorize how you shelve your items before storing them.
Whether you love Marvel, DC or specialty comics, collecting is fun and comic book heroes have never been hotter. The website How to Love Comics recommends that you store your comics in plastic bags with backing boards. You should also be careful where you store them. Beware of basements and garages where they can be exposed to heat and moisture.
A.B. Richards Will Keep Your Items Secure
Whatever it is you’re looking to store, A.B. Richards will help keep your items safe. All of our portable storage units are made of 14-gauge steel and can be padlocked with doors that open out for easy access. If you’re ready to start storing your collection, contact us today.