When to use Aerial/Scissor Lifts

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Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts are important pieces of construction and utility equipment. Lifts are used to elevate both people and their equipment, making them indispensable on almost any work site. While both pieces of equipment are vehicle-mounted, each piece of equipment is designed for different jobs.

Aerial lifts are most often used for maintenance or utility tasks where heavier machinery would not be an option. Aerial lifts are designed so that they have several jointed sections that not only allow them to reach great heights, but also move in different directions. These lifts are often seen in use by utility workers while they fix electrical problems or telephone wires. Aerial lifts are more versatile than scissor lifts and can reach a wider range of spots and corner.

Scissor lifts are elevated platform devices that generally only move upward. Scissor lifts often provide the user with more workspace and stability, making them more reliable for projects where a person may need to be elevated for longer periods of time. These lifts do not have the same versatility and ability to reach difficult spots that aerial lifts possess, as well as the ability to reach the same heights as that of aerial lifts. For indoor projects or simple projects where the worker only needs elevating directly upward, scissor lifts are more popular.

No matter the project, or the lift, Action Rentals has you covered!

How to Have a Unique Summer Wedding

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Everyone wants their guests to have a unique experience at their wedding, but summer weddings all seem to feel the same. They all have similar color palettes, venues, and similar décor. There are a few ways, however, to make sure your summer wedding stands out from the rest.

One way to insure your wedding stands out from the rest is to use a more “wintery” color palette. Pale pinks, light blues, silvers, and rich reds are all traditionally winter wedding colors, but using them in the summer can make your event more memorable.

Another great idea to make your summer wedding unique is to have it at a stylish indoor venue. Not only will an indoor venue set you apart from all the other summer weddings, which will probably be outside, but it may also insure your guests are more comfortable during the ceremony. Most guests don’t consider a hot, muggy wedding a good time, so an indoor venue will probably be nice change of pace for them. A stylish museum wedding, or sophisticated library ceremony could be the perfect way to make you and your guests happy!

Finally, and probably most importantly, have a creative food or drink lined up! If you are going to have your wedding outside, an ice cream bar at the reception is the perfect example of a creative wedding dessert! An ice cream bar will be different and more exciting than any wedding your guests will attend this season. A signature summery cocktail will also add a nice flair to a reception or cocktail hour. A refreshing mojito with fruit, or a lavender lemonade cocktail will provide originality and refreshment at your big event!

When picking out the colors, linens, serveware and dishware you’ll need to make your day unique, remember to check out Action Rentals! We have the best selection of wedding essentials in a wide range of colors, styles, and designs to fit your needs!

Moving? Turn to Action for Help!

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Moving into a new place is exciting, but moving is a lot of work. Moving may require special equipment, like dollies, trailers, or even a tow bar for your vehicle!

Trailers and dollies are expensive and, if you only need them for moving, you probably won’t want to buy them. Action Rentals has a large variety of trailers and dollies to get you moved with ease, while saving you money!

Don’t forget the small equipment, either! Getting boxes and furniture off of the trailer or truck takes up a lot of time, but a ramp can help move things along. Utilizing a ramp, along with a dolly, can also help prevent overexertion and injuries when moving. While a ramp is definitely a necessity when moving, a sturdy ramp will cost you hundreds of dollars. A great alternative to buying a ramp is to rent one from Action Rentals instead!

Renting your moving equipment from Action Rentals will make sure your move goes smoothly, while also saving you money!

 

 

Adding an Addition to Your Home

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There are many different ways to expand your home. Additions can come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, and offer unique opportunities to the homeowners. Additions, for instance, may allow you to change the look of your home, or to create a new statement for your home, without having to redo the entire exterior space.

While the most common addition to a house attaches to the rear, there are more creative ways to complete a needed addition. If you do want to add to the back of the house, however, you can always use a material that matches the roof or shutter colors instead of your main exterior material. By using materials different than that of the brick or other products that may match the current exterior material more exactly, you will bring more interest to your home’s exterior.

Another good idea to consider for home expansion is to add your addition upward instead of outward! If your current housing structure will allow it, look into having your addition placed on another level, instead of simply expanding the first floor of your home. Not only will this option create a larger-looking home, but it may also be more cost effective by saving you money on the expansion of your home’s foundation.

Finally, when adding any addition to your home, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the project adds to the value of your home. When expanding your home be sure to not create an addition that overpowers the rest of your home or looks out of place, you don’twant your home to be overwhelmed by an addition! Any addition you put on your home should connect well with the landscape around it, for example, don’t add an addition and forget to bring the flowers/ shrubs that already fill your property out to match the new addition. Before beginning work on your home, especially if completing the job yourself, ask an architect or contractor their opinion on your expansion plans, their advice can be invaluable forbig projects such as these!

After you have decided what kind of addition you will do on your home, be sure to come see the experts at Action Rentals and rent all the contractor and building equipment you’ll need for the job!

 

Ways to Cut Wedding Catering Costs

shutterstock_151937276Did you know that the average wedding costs over $26,000 today? Many couples are trying to reduce their wedding costs, however, and one of the best ways to do that is by reducing catering costs. Food and beverage costs are usually a majority of the cost of a wedding, so it’s a good place to start looking for savings!

In order to cut costs, start by looking at cocktail hour and appetizer costs. First of all, skip the cheese platter, it’s an over done appetizer and no one will miss seeing it. Another option is to skip the raw bar and to have pricier appetizers, like shrimp and other seafood, hand-passed by the waiters or caterers, this option will greatly reduce the amount of seafood guests consume, while still offering the items for guests to enjoy. If you are going to do the hand-passed option for some appetizers and small plates, be sure to present them on unique, decorative plates or serve ware. When deciding on presentation and dishware, renting is a much more cost efficient option than buying, plus then you don’t have to worry about what to do with all those extra plates and dishes! When looking for interesting or unique dishes, be sure to check out Action Rental’s large selection of dishware available for rent!

The majority of wedding food costs accumulate during the dinner and sit-down meal portion of the reception. In order to save on the entrée portion of the meal, offer interesting pastas, such as flavorful filled pastas, or beef or pork that is in-season. Ask your caterer for a list of prices on meats and choose an option that is both cost-efficient and delicious! Another savings option is to have your dinner served family-style, choosing food that can be passed around a table will save you money because less food will be wasted this way!

No matter which way you decide to go with your reception dinner, Action Rentals has serve-ware and china that can be rented to insure your food looks good enough to eat!

What to Plant in the Spring

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Spring and summer weather means it’s time to garden!

Every vegetable and flower is different, however, and that means they need to be planted at different times throughout the year.

March is the perfect time to plant Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and turnips.

April is the time to start on beans, beets, and carrots.

But what about May?

May is the perfect time to grow almost all of your favorite vegetables, without any risk of them being destroyed by a sudden frost. Cucumbers, sweet potatoes, peppers and more can be planted in May to insure your garden will be in full swing by the middle of summer! May is also the perfect time to plant some of your favorite summer fruits such as watermelon and strawberry plants.

To be sure your garden is ready to grow all the delicious fruits and vegetables you’ll be craving this summer, you’ll need the right tools for the job! Action Rentals has tillers, seed sowers, pruners, and all the tools in-between, for gardens of every size!

Picking the Right Music for Your Next Event

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Upcoming wedding or special event? You’ll need music!

Music can make any event more fun, but deciding what kind of music can be challenging.  Some people choose to use live music or a band, and some choose to have a DJ, but providing your own music can be an even better option!

Often, people don’t consider providing their own music at events because they think it would be too much of a hassle, but providing your own music can have some pretty impressive benefits.

When planning your special event, choosing your own music allows you more input into what’s being played, takes the stress out of finding an available DJ or band, and is more cost-efficient!

Renting the needed equipment to provide your own music is easy and hassle-free with Action Rentals. At Action you can rent wireless mic systems, sound systems and speakers, and even a laptop to play your music from! Action has all the audiovisual tools you’ll need to provide your own event music and entertainment!

Get Your Home Ready for Spring!

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Now that the cold weather is gone, it’s time to focus on what you need to get ready for spring!

Springtime means its time to freshen up your lawn, garden, and property exterior.

The winter months can take a hard toll on the appearance and upkeep of your lawn and garden, but Action Rentals can help! Action Rentals has just what you need for all those spring projects. We have everything from leaf blowers and lawn mowers to shovels and pruners to get your yard looking its best this spring!

What about your property exterior?

Winter’s harsh weather can really make your siding and gutters appear run-down. In order to clean out your gutters and reach those hard-to-paint spots, you’ll definitely need a ladder. Power washing your home to make it really stand out? When you rent your power washers from Action, don’t forget a ladder, too! At Action Rentals we have a ladder for every job on your spring to-do list.

 

Setting the Mood at Your Next Event!

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Spring time brings about many new and exciting events, especially with the upcoming “wedding season”, but how can you make those events seem even more special? In order to insure weddings, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners have an intimate or romantic feel, candelabras can be utilized in many different ways. Candelabras can be used for centerpieces at dinners and receptions, or as decorations in entryways, ballrooms, and churches. Candelabras help set the tone and mood of many special events!

Action Rentals has a large selection of candelabras in a variety of different designs, colors, heights, and materials, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your special event!

Fans/Vacuum Equipment

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Ever wonder what you could use a wet/dry vacuum for? Wet/dry vacuums are not only used to tackle tough dirt messes, but spills and any wet disasters as well. Many times, some disasters such as flooding can occur, and a wet/dry vacuum is perfect to tackle household flooding to prevent long term damage. If a flood disaster strikes your home or business, Action Rentals & Sales is here to help.

 

We carry many different size fans as well to quickly dry up the mess after you have used the wet/dry vacuum to soak up most of the water. Don’t spend money buying these items and having to store them when you can rent them for less! Need it? Rent It!