Thankful – It’s How We Feel Every Day

At Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks, we’re thankful every day for the community we live in and for the wonderful people we get to interact with on a daily basis. We’ve been fortunate to be part of this community’s storage solutions for nearly 40 years and loved every moment of it! What else is our team thankful for? We asked a few of our team members to share what they’re thankful for this year.

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Let’s Do Lunch – Local Eateries from Your Thousand Oaks Storage Team

Helping our customers find the perfect storage units and keeping our sprawling facility safe and sparkling clean can really build up an appetite, so our Thousand Oaks storage team has become pretty good at finding exceptional lunch spots in the Conejo Valley. Whether you’re looking for cuisine that will make your mouth water, or ambiance that will make lunch not just a meal, but an experience, we have recommendations. We’re happy to share some of our favorite mid-day eateries and what makes them stand out to us. Hope you enjoy!

Westlake Village

Cici’s Café – What would we recommend for lunch at Cici’s? Breakfast! If you’ve ever been to Cici’s, we’re sure you’ll agree. Their pancakes, French toast, waffles and crepes are simply to-die-for! And we’re not the only ones who think so! This full-service restaurant has been recognized on The Travel Channel and featured in LA Thrillist, LA Weekly, LA TimeOut and many other publications. Try the Betty Boo waffles made with fresh strawberries and topped with Nutella and ice cream. Or their Show Biz pancakes with sweet dried cranberries and caramelized walnuts topped with lemon sauce and whipped cream.

Green Tea Tiramisu Pancakes - a Thousand Oaks Storage team fave

Green Tea Tiramisu Pancakes. Another Favorite from Your Thousand Oaks Storage Team.

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Create Study Space for Success – Tools from Your Thousand Oaks Storage Team

Summer break is over and most students in the Conejo Valley are already bringing home crazy amounts of homework. Our Thousand Oaks storage team suggests setting your student up for success by setting up a designated at-home study spot.

According to an Iowa State Daily article, studies show that consistency and familiarity that comes with studying in a regular spot does help students do better in school.  But all study spots aren’t created equal! We have a feeling kids do their best work in a structured space rather than lying on their bed with their laptop propped up on a pillow. So, here are a few ideas on how to create this space within a manageable budget.

One of the bigger challenges when creating space for studying is simply finding room. Our kids’ bedrooms aren’t typically that large, and other rooms may be full of furniture. Consider rearranging one of your home’s living spaces to accommodate a small desk on one wall or in a corner.  Remember, it isn’t forever and it could actually keep your home better organized. If you have too much furniture, you could rent a small storage unit at Hollywood Storage Center to temporarily keep items that won’t fit. We’re building great minds, so the effort is worth it!

Storage team photo of shared living room/study space

A Shared Living Room/Study Space is Possible and Still Looks Great

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Record-Speed House Cleaning Tips – From Your Thousand Oaks Storage Experts

Sometimes you just feel like spending all day cleaning your house, right? Just kidding! Our Thousand Oaks Storage team certainly would rather be out enjoying all the things to do in the Conejo Valley than sweeping and mopping, and they’ve agreed to share their plan of attack to cleaning house in record speed.

Record-Speed House Cleaning Tips – From Your Thousand Oaks Storage Experts

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