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!

 

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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Back to School Organization – Tips from your Self Storage Deals Experts

At Hollywood Storage Center in Thousand Oaks, it feels like Summer just started and yet store aisles that were once full of sunscreen and swimming gear are now stocked with pencils, notebooks, and folders.

Getting a new school year off to a fresh start may include new supplies but keeping materials clean and organized may not be a child’s favorite routine! Our Self Storage Deals Experts found some easy-to-implement solutions that are bound to help kids thrive throughout the school year and in life!

6 Ideas to Get You Started:

  1. Backpacks – It’s helpful for everyone if these are the right size, cleaned out regularly, and easy to locate. Try creating a specific spot, so it’s easy to grab (or drop) and go. Hint: coat racks or wall hangers work well and can look great too!
  2. Labels – Beginning the year with everything labeled helps minimize confusion among friends in class. Using distinctive colors, fonts, and other personalized designs will make it easy for kids to spot their items, and it’s fun too!
  3. Homework Space – Take a look at your student’s homework area and set it up for success. For example, consider going vertical! Peg boards are perfect for keeping needed items just a short reach away. For smaller spaces, consider a moveable cart that can turn any area into a schoolwork zone. Don’t forget to get the kids involved too! Let their personal sense of style shine!

4. Family Calendar – Regular check-ins to update the calendar will help you and the littles avoid schedule conflicts.  Apps are easy to share and are mobile, but a chalkboard, whiteboard, or even a homemade calendar hanging in the house may work just as well and grab everyone’s attention.

5. Storage SystemIt seems like each year more and more important papers and projects make their way home from school. Get your little van Gogh or Einstein involved to help sort and categorize, then decide where each type of item goes. Be creative! A large pizza box could be the perfect place to keep art projects, or you might even want to store some of these treasures digitally! We love this idea from the Keepy app. Bonus: You can always hold onto the originals in a secure climate-controlled storage unit right here at Hollywood Storage!  

6. Pinterest – There are so many great ways to help kids establish positive organizational habits. Pinterest boards are perfect for inspiration. Here’s one we found from The Modern Nest that’s filled with tips on everything from lockers to lunch.

When it comes to starting a new grade, small organizational solutions support a positive school year for children. And when you’re starting fresh with a remodel or reorganization of your home, our Thousand Oaks self-storage deals experts are here to help. With 50+ storage unit sizes, we’ve got a Place for the Things You Love at the Lowest Price-Guaranteed.

Outdoor Workouts near Thousand Oaks – Tips from your Thousand Oaks Storage Team

If you’re exercise routine prior to COVID consisted of time at the gym, you’re probably happy that many local gyms are now offering outdoor workout options. But if you’re still not comfortable sharing your workout space with strangers, we completely understand. With Spring weather making outdoor activities even more enjoyable, our Thousand Oaks Storage team put this list together to inspire you! Get out there and have fun!

Hiking in Calabasas

Hiking

We have a favorite hike and we’re going to share it with you! Saddle Peak is your destination. The trailhead is located at the intersection of Stunt Road and Schueren Road in Calabasas. What makes this hike our favorite you ask? So many reasons! It’s shaded quite a bit. It’s not too steep or too flat. And the biggest reason – at the top you can see all of LA, the San Fernando Valley and all the way to the Pacific Ocean! Bonus: Watch for rock climbers!

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