Once school starts many people start living lives that resemble highlights you might see on cable sports channels. If you participate in sports, coach a team or if you’re the parent or guardian of an athlete it can be a busy time. If you’re involved in more than one sport, you may well be busy all the time. That can mean keeping up with a lot of uniforms and equipment. And if you have to run a team or need a place to store equipment during the season or the off-season, A.B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards Can Help All Your Storage Needs
We can supply portable storage containers for your sports team or to the athlete in your life. And you don’t have to go all the way across town to retrieve your equipment. A.B. Richards will bring your storage units to your home, school or wherever you need it and for whatever reason you might need it. If you need extra storage for sports equipment, A.B. Richards wants to help you make the most of your storage by offering some tips on how to store sports equipment.
Starting With the Uniform
One issue that’s common to all sports is storing uniforms. Before putting any uniform in storage it needs to be washed thoroughly. There’s obvious reasons, like getting rid of sweaty smells. But uniforms and any type of garment should be washed before being put into a storage unit as a way to get rid of and preventing mold and mildew. The life hack website, The Spruce gives tips on cleaning all sorts of uniforms.
If you’re washing baseball, basketball, soccer or football uniforms, make sure you know that they’re usually going to be made of polyester knit or mesh. Soak uniforms after the game in cold water to reduce dirt. Then fill a large sink, bucket or large plastic storage tub with warm water add a capful of detergent and a cup of baking soda. This pre-soak before regular laundry should get rid of grass stains, for those who play outdoor sports such as football or soccer. Don’t use chlorine bleach.
Storage Issues for Equipment
Now that everything is clean and dry, it’s time to go into your portable storage unit. The website P & G Everyday suggests that you hang baseball bats, hockey sticks and tennis rackets up using pegboards. Uniforms should also be hung up if they can be and put in a garment bag if they’re going into storage long term. Balls should be kept in one bag or container. You can use baskets, crates, and buckets as well. Shoes and skates can be hung up as well, but they should also be cleaned as much as possible before they’re put into storage. Spray some air freshener on the shoes before storing them.
A.B. Richards Will Have You Ready for the Season
Sports equipment needs to be ready when you need it and if you’re involved with a team there can be an awful lot of equipment you have to take care of. A.B. Richards portable storage containers can help you do that and we’ll keep you ready all season long. Contact us today.