Donate Used Cell Phones at Newbury Park Storage

Did you know you can bring your used or broken cell phones to Hollywood Storage Center? They will be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that recycles the phones and uses the money to buy prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The calling cards help our soldiers stay connected with their families.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Berqquist from Norwell, Mass. They were inspired to help soldiers phone home when they learned a deployed serviceman had an $8,000 phone bill calling the U.S. from the Middle East.

At Newbury Park Storage, we accept donations of any and all types of cell phones and smartphones from any carrier. Newer, gently-used mobile devices, including smartphones, are preferred; however, proceeds are generated from the recycling of broken and outdated mobile phones as well.

Donations are accepted seven days a week from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Just look for the bin in our lobby. We’re happy to provide donation receipts if needed. Cell Phones for Soldiers support all branches of the military.

For more information,
visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Updated 12/15/21

Holiday Happenings from Your Newbury Park Storage Experts

‘Tis the Season! Our Newbury Park storage experts love this time of the year. Snow may not be our thing here, but the team at Hollywood Storage Center doesn’t need a white Christmas to get into the spirit. All it takes is a list of fun winter things to do. And with plenty to offer in and around the Conejo Valley, we’re sure you’ll find a jolly good time. So pack the hot cocoa and check out these holiday happenings.

Conejo Valley

 

Now through December 21stPet Photos with Santa – Thousand Oaks

We know your fur-babies are part of the family too, so of course you want to include them in your pawliday cards! All you need to do is make a reservation, then head over to The Oaks mall with your floof (and their wish list) for a free visit with Santa Paws! Photo packages are optional and will be available for purchase.

https://www.shoptheoaksmall.com/SantaPhotos

 

December 28thMagical Cirque Christmas – Thousand Oaks

Check out this spectacular holiday production with dazzling performers, amazing cirque artists and live holiday music at the Fred Kavli Theatre. Funny magician Lucy Darling will be your hostess for a perfect evening of entertainment for the entire family.

Magical Cirque Christmas

Beyond the Conejo Valley

 

Now through December 24thChristmas on the Farm – Moorpark

We love our friends at Underwood Family Farms. Each year they offer a family-friendly experience that includes lots of farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, Elf training, arts and crafts and so much more! Weekend admission includes a visit with Santa.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended.

https://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/christmas-on-the-farm/

 

Now through December 31stHoliday Road – Calabasas

If you missed King Gillette Halloween event in October, you’re in luck. Holiday Road LA is making a stop for a month of festivities with a fun self-guided walking trail, tasty food, and gifts. You’ll find huge holiday displays, plenty of twinkling lights, and more candy canes than you’ll know what to do with! To join the fun simply pick a day and time slot to visit. Then when you arrive, treat yourself to a spiked cocktail at the Holiday Bar and take it on the trail. With so many photo opportunities along the way, we’re pretty sure your Insta reel will be a stunner!

https://holidayroadusa.com/location-la/

 

Now through January 9, 2022 – Christmas Around the World – Simi Valley

A unique collection of Christmas trees is on display now at the Ronald Reagan Library. Each tree celebrates one of the 26 countries President Reagan visited during his time in office, decorated in the traditional style of the region. Also on exhibit is a special assortment of hand-crafted Menorahs gifted to R. Reagan throughout his presidency. Admission tickets are available online.

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/library-museum/special-exhibits/christmas-around-the-world/

 

Feeling the holiday spirit? Us too!!

 

We’d love to hear about your favorite holiday activity, so please share with us when you drop by. Need a little extra room to store your seasonal décor after all the fun has passed? At Newbury Park storage, we have storage units in over 50 sizes and are sure to find one that works for you. We offer the Lowest Price – Guaranteed.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

6 Functional Garage Updates From Newbury Park Storage

Garages were designed to provide space for parking. But they’re also known to function as a utility room, workshop, equipment storage area, and more. If you’re like us, you might be neglecting that bonanza of a space! In order to take full advantage of your garage, our Newbury Park storage team curated 6 simple, low-cost updates that can add some much-needed useability.

Tackling the Garage:

Free up floor space!

Garage interiors often become a catchall zone, leaving the floor in a chaotic mess! We know it can be overwhelming to get started, so we recommend working with a small section at a time. Take inventory of everything that has accumulated, sorting items by category to help you determine how they should be put away. Then, when you’re done, blow out any remaining floor debris and marvel at the impact a clean floor can make!

Fix a cracked concrete floor

It shouldn’t be a surprise that concrete slabs crack over time. Small existing veins aren’t exactly something to lose sleep over. But, if those tiny imperfections become deep pits or grow larger, then it’s time to fill them. Head to your local hardware store and locate the concrete resurfacing section. Fill the cracks with mortar or use a self-leveling sealer and in just one weekend your damaged garage floor is near-new again!

Create organizational zones

Set a dedicated area for sorted items that will stay in the garage. Our favorite kind of organizer is a Slatwall panel. They give walls a clean, textured look without having to paint and leave your floor and ceiling areas clear. Add hooks, brackets, and multiple compartment bins, and you’ve got a clear, visual zone for all things utility. We adore these fun options from Amazon.

Insulate your garage door

Warm weather and extra appliances can increase temperatures in your garage. Alternatively, a chilly day or two will also move the needle in the opposite direction. That means you lose energy and still pay for it. Yuck! Reduce energy loss by filling in all those gaps to the outside. Especially if your space has windows. Then, move to insulate the garage door. We like options such as reflective insulation. These thin, rigid panels work well for doors that open and close a lot.

Install new lighting

Unless a light goes bad, we rarely think about illuminating the garage. But, depending on how you use your space, there are great ways to make improvements. For example, updating bulbs to LED will improve efficiency and lower energy bills. We’ve even tried LED strip tape lighting around the perimeter and under the steps. It provides the extra visibility you need so it’s easier to find your way around! For our DIY friends, we recommend task lighting. These fixtures are specially designed to direct light for detailed projects.

Add some tech!

Adding smart measures to your space can certainly increase convenience and boost safety. Garage door openers now include features like monitoring alerts, alarms, and support to open or close doors. The best part? Control can be operated through Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.  Smart lights are another techy choice that can be controlled through a smartphone. We love how easy it is to dim, lighten, or even schedule lights to turn on or off.

Improving the functionality of your garage doesn’t mean you have to take on a big project or spend a lot of money. With some simple, affordable updates you can become the garage genius you’ve always known you are. And, if you’re ready to move all those items off the floor and away from your home, we can offer a Place for the Things You Love. Whether you need a lot or a little storage room, at Newbury Park Storage we’re proud to offer 50+ unit sizes.

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!