Every Thanksgiving has the potential to be wonderful, but they are not all memorable. It is easy to get caught in a rut and to do the same thing every year. If you want to make this Thanksgiving memorable, you have to take chances. Try something new! Make this Thanksgiving the one your friends and family will talk about for years to come.
Create something with your guests
During that period between when guests arrive and when you eat, why not have your guests help create something you can cherish for years to come? Have your friends write down what they are thankful for and find a fun way to display their answers. For example, you could draw a tree on a poster board and have them write on construction paper cut like leaves before pasting the leaves onto the tree. You could also create a “grateful book” like a guest book at a wedding. Read the rest »
It seems that there is a new “Big One” prediction on the news every few weeks. Everyone knows that Southern California will experience another large earthquake someday, but no one knows when. So, we are left speculating and preparing. Some people prepare by securing their furniture to the wall so that they don’t tip over. Others pack emergency bags in case they are trapped in their building. There are many preparations worth considering. For example, a self-storage unit can help you prepare for and recover from an earthquake.
Store Your Emergency Gear
It is a good idea to have a number of items easily accessible like foodstuff, a radio, first aid kit, emergency drinking water, survival blankets and a flashlight. It is advisable to have a few of these items in your home, but your large, complete kit can be kept in storage. This way, you will have access to it, but it won’t contribute to clutter in your home. Read the rest »
Imagine making every effort to protect your belongings only to have them damaged or stolen. If you have ever had something of yours taken, you know how devastating it can feel. The fear of theft and vandalism is often enough to discourage people from using self-storage. How can an employee or two oversee an entire storage facility? How can you be sure that my belongings are safe? These are valid and reasonable questions. Read the rest »
There is more to wine collecting than simply keeping some of your favorite bottles on a shelf. Fine wines need to be stored properly. You can ruin a fine wine by making a simple mistake, but wine storage isn’t that complicated once you have a basic understanding of some do’s and don’ts. To help you avoid making a few expensive mistakes, here are a few tips to remember as you start your collection. Read the rest »