Kansas City, MO, March 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Spring cleaning may not be the chore it was in the olden days, when a long winter of heating with coal, oil and wood left a thin layer of soot in every nook and cranny of a home. But spring cleaning can still be a major task if your home or business is cluttered with closets full of paperwork, rooms bulging with furniture and other space-starved challenges – unless you tap into the convenience of portable storage.
Indeed, portable storage is coming to the rescue of cluttered home and business owners who need to move desks, furniture and boxes, at least temporarily, to get the space in order. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. You can take a step-by-step approach to decluttering your space by starting at the front door and working your way from room to room. You may find that you need two boxes: one for trash and another – or several others – destined for long-term storage. After all, you don’t want to clean up your space only to clutter it back up again with the same old stuff.
“Whether you need to move all the furniture out to repaint the walls or retile the floors, or you just need to clear the space to undertake annual spring cleaning projects, portable storage is an ideal solution,” said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director of the NPSA, a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. “Portable storage isn’t just for industrial use anymore. You’ve probably even seen one of your neighbor’s taking advantage of this instant addition of storage space.”
Spring cleaning may mean different things to different people. If your business sells seasonal inventory, for example, portable storage can serve as a convenient and safe “garage” for your overstock merchandise or records. Alternatively, if you are a homeowner whose garage is busting at the concrete seams with seasonal toys, like skis snowmobiles, then portable storage can free up that area so you can keep your car cool in the summer months. Here’s a tip: the majority of portable storage units have doors on either end, making it convenient to get to items whether they are moved in first or last. Items that you may not need for years can be stored in the back or middle, giving you plenty of options. In addition, many portable storage units can also be easily customized to add a roll-up door in the middle, making it convenient to get to items wherever they may be stored. And if you plan ahead, you can fit much more into your portable storage unit and get to the items you need for your home or business much more quickly.
Portable storage containers are ideal for the “spring cleaning” needs of manufacturers, contractors, warehouses, auto dealerships, retail outlets, schools and colleges, or municipalities. These ground-level storage containers can serve as a temporary or permanent storage solution, especially for growing businesses that need a buffer between the building they occupy and the building they haven’t yet grown all the way into. These containers can also be refrigerated to store temperature-sensitive materials and provide a secure environment for precious goods.
“Portable storage has a use for every season. In the summer, it can serve as an air conditioned mobile office. In the rainy days, it can serve as a cool, dry place for sensitive items,” said NPSA Operations Manager Joel Rathbone. “And during springtime, it can act as a temporary storage facility so you can declutter your home or office. Portable storage can take the stress out of spring cleaning by offering a little extra room to organize your life or business.”
For more information, visit www.npsa-us.org.
The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. The NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.
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