Best Halloween Activities from Thousand Oaks Self Storage

With Halloween just weeks away, your Self Storage Thousand Oaks team thought it would be the perfect time to share some fun (and spook-tacular) outdoor adventures happening around Ventura County!

Nights of the Jack

You’re in store for a visual feast at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Enjoy this interactive, family-friendly experience. You’ll stroll through a walking trail with themed displays and sets of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins. Watch a live pumpkin carver, sip hot cider or grab a ghoulish cocktail from the Spookeasy bar. There will also be festive treats for all the littles, so get your tickets today!

https://nightsofthejack.com/

Haunted Trail and Costume Contest

For a night of fun at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, check out the annual Haunted Trail and Costume contest hosted by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. The October 23rd event includes a costume contest for all ages, followed by a reptile show on the soccer fields. The popular Trick or Treat Street will also be back with Halloween-themed houses created by local scout and community troops. Tickets are needed for the Haunted Trail, with the first departure at 7 pm.

www.crpd.org/events/haunted-trail-costume-contest

Fall Harvest on the Farm

Join Underwood Farm in Moorpark for their annual Fall Harvest now through October 31! Pick out a pumpkin at their giant pumpkin patch and experience a day filled with games, rides, live entertainment, pig races, and more! Our favorites are the Corn Maze, pumpkin house, and sunflower trail. Visitors who buy tickets online for weekend days get priority entry.

https://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest/

Halloween in the Park

In Camarillo, Halloween in the Park happens October 31st at the Community Center Park on Burnley Street. This ghostly evening out will include mini pumpkin painting, lawn games such as corn hole, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Food trucks will be on-site to offer tasty dinner or dessert options before you head to the Trick-Or-Treat Village! This event is free and includes a costume contest for children.

www.pvrpd.org/2021-10-31-halloween-in-the-park

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Head to Calabasas for this fun family-friendly event on October 17th at Juan Bautista de Anza Park on Lost Hills Road. You’ll find plenty of pumpkin flavors at the Food Court, live entertainment, in addition to rides and games for the kiddos. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Parking and shuttles are free. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on the grounds only.

www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com

We hope this rundown of Halloween events around Ventura County gets you excited for the season! And, when you’re ready to put the summer gear away in favor of ghostly decorations and find there are too many things at home, you can rely on Thousand Oaks Self Storage. With over 50 sizes, we have the right size storage unit for your needs, at the Lowest Price-Guaranteed!

 

Affordable Pantry Hacks from Newbury Park Storage

No matter what size your pantry is, it could always use some great space-saving items to maintain organization. Rather than investing in expensive bins and baskets, our Newbury Park storage experts suggest reusing everyday items. Check out these five budget-friendly solutions to keep that pantry tidy!

Five Budget-Friendly Pantry Hacks

Repurpose Glass Jars

On the hunt to save money when buying glass jars? Consider saving those empty spaghetti sauce containers! We take the labels off, give them a good wash and place them in the pantry. They’re great for storing dried beans or even chocolate chips! Tip: We love them as drinking glasses, too!

Turn Wine Crates into Mobile Bins

Considering all the wine lovers in the Conejo Valley, you’re sure to have a few wine crates lying around. If not, any wooden crate will do. Then, head to a local hardware store and grab some caster wheels. Install to the bottom of the crate, then fill with bulky, heavy items such as canned goods. As a result, you’ve got a rolling crate that can utilize floor space and push/pull with ease.

Got Lids?

We love saving all those little Yoplait Oui Yogurt glass cups. They’re fun to reuse for homemade desserts, candles, or even a succulent pot. At the same time, our minds were blown when we learned that Yoplait sells special plastic lids for those cups! Now you’ve got the perfect covered container to store small amounts of pantry supplies.

Give Old Office Supplies a Second Chance

Before you toss those old magazine holders, consider taking them for another spin. One of our favorites is to lay them on their side to hold all the empty reusable water bottles. On the other hand, simply stand them up for the perfect place to store root vegetables.  Tip: Make sure onions and potatoes aren’t co-mingling!

Reuse Coffee Containers

Using Heavy-duty plastic coffee containers is a great option for quick and easy storage. Notably, many have built-in handles with tight-fitting lids, making them perfect for the pantry. Freshen them up with a pop of paint or wrap them in fancy paper. Chalkboard paint is another fun option that reduces the need for paper labels!

We hope this list inspires your next pantry project with a few quick, space-saving ideas to help maintain organization on a budget. And, if you’re also making an effort to clean out your home and garage this year and need extra storage, our friendly Newbury Park storage consultants are ready to help! We’re available every day from 8:30 am to 6 pm to offer you the Lowest-Price Guaranteed!

6 Tips on Living Greener from Self Storage Thousand Oaks Experts

Every lifestyle decision we make has an impact on our world today and for future generations. To keep the planet healthy, our self storage Thousand Oaks experts encourage greener living. In other words, reducing the use of and protecting the Earth’s natural resources. Here are some of our favorite small ideas that facilitate big change!

Storage Unit Experts Share Green Living Tips

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Meet the 2021 Scholarship Winners – Hollywood Storage Thousand Oaks

It’s a very exciting time of year as we prepare to send our children back to see old friends, to new schools, or to travel away to college. Here at Hollywood Storage in Thousand Oaks, we’re proud to celebrate this special transition by announcing the recipients of our 6th annual community scholarships.

Each year, we award a scholarship to a graduating senior from Newbury Park High School and Thousand Oaks High School.

2021 Hollywood Storage Center Scholarship Winners

Environmental Scientist Scholarship – NPHS

The recipient of the Hollywood Storage Environmental Scientist Scholarship is Aidan Purcell. This $2,000 award, which is funded with the proceeds from our Free Electronics Recycling program, goes to a student who is pursuing a career in Environmental Science and has also shown a commitment to an environmental project or cause. Aidan’s passion for animals and life on this planet is what drives him. He’s been volunteering as a counselor in training (CIT) for the day camp at the Moorpark College Zoo for five years. He has focused his studies on dinosaurs, hoping to lead the forefront of biological and paleontological research. He will be majoring in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley this fall.

Entrepreneur Scholarship – TOHS

The Hollywood Storage Center Entrepreneurship Scholarship of $2,500 was awarded to Aiden Saint. Aiden completed both the Business Majors Program at TOHS and a Worldwide Technology Internship. He also held leadership roles in clubs (VP of Model U.N.), athletics (basketball and volleyball), and ASB, as well as volunteering with Casa Pacifica and Coastal Cleanup. Aiden will be attending Baylor University, majoring in business management/marketing, with the eventual goal of starting his own business in the Conejo Valley. He said he has come to realize the great value that small businesses bring to the table, and he hopes to build a company that will help support our local economy.

As a locally owned and operated business, we are pleased to be able to support these fine young men as they head into their college careers. And of course, we’re always proud to serve our entire community with the Lowest Price – Guaranteed on self storage units in Thousand Oaks.

To learn more information about the annual scholarships given by Hollywood Storage Center in Newbury Park, email info@hollywoodstoragecenter.com.