How to Use Leftover Paint – Tips from your Storage Unit Experts

Storage units are great for conveniently keeping things like furniture that you’re not currently using or holiday decorations that are cluttering up your closets. At Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks, we’re also considered to be some people’s “garage away from garage.” Imagine… you could have plenty of space for your cars while still having convenient access to other things you would typically keep there. For instance… leftover paint from your at-home painting project.

But even better than storing leftover paint, check out these ideas for creative ways to finish off the remains in the paint can. We’ve queried our guests from Calabasas to Camarillo, and these ideas rose to the top as our favorites.

Painted bookshelves

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Essential Home Cleaning Tools – Your Storage Units Experts Recommendations

What are the 5 top tools to have on hand to keep your home as clean as the storage units and facility at Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks? Our team of storage unit experts just happen to have their list ready to share. Enjoy!

Professional Microfiber Mop – This handy tool gets hardwood, laminate, tile, stone and concrete floors clean with less effort and time spent. Its great swivel handle lets you get under furniture easily, and the dust pads and wet mop pads are machine washable. Pet hair, dust and dirt don’t stand a chance!

Microfiber mop

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Downsizing – Moments in Life when You Need a Storage Unit

There are many reasons you might decide downsizing is a great solution. Maybe your kids have moved out and you just don’t need the space. Maybe you’re moving into your dream neighborhood but are compromising square footage for location. Or, you may just want to reduce your day-to-day living expenses. Whatever the reason, downsizing is definitely a moment in life when a storage unit can be very useful.

Senior couple downsizing needs storage unit

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Homemade Classroom Valentines – Ideas from Your Newbury Self-Storage Team

Kids love crafts, and so does the Newbury Self-Storage Team at Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks! So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d share some of our favorite ideas for creating classroom valentines with that added homemade touch.

Stamped with Love – Even very young kids can create fun valentines using stamps. And there are so many adorable stamps available. We found a super cute set on Etsy that resemble the candy hearts with valentine-inspired sayings on them. Or, check out this selection of valentine-themed stamps! Some are used, but that won’t take away from your fun and they’re priced right! Stamp away and create fun cards like this one!

Homemade Classroom Valentine

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