Welcome to Irvine California

Irvine California

 

 

Irvine California is a city in the center of Orange County, California. It was developed by the Irvine Company as a planned city in the 1960’s and became incorporated in 1971. The city is 45 square miles with a population of over 220,000. Irvine is located close to some of Southern California’s best attractions, including Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm. Irvine is also the home of the University of California-Irvine,  many industries, shopping areas, parks, and schools.

The city of Irvine’s history can be traced back at least 12,000 years ago. Archeologists have found evidence of camps and rock shelters dating back to that time in the area. Some of the early inhabitants, settling over 2,000 year ago, were the Gabrielino Indians, who had villages in the area around San Joaquin marsh. The Spanish explorer, Gaspar De Portola, arrived in the San Joaquin Valley in 1769 bringing herds of cattle, as well as building forts and missions. Over time, land grants of the area were granted by the Spanish King and Mexican government. After the Mexican American War, California was annexed into the United States and the land grants started to be split up between farmers and ranchers. Large cattle ranches and farms were created in the area by James Irvine and his descendents during the 1800’s. The Irvine Company became incorporated in the late 1880’s and started to develop an area around the Santa Fe railroad stop, which would later become Old Town Irvine. Slowly, the area became more populated and less agriculturally based.  The Irvine Company sold some land to the United States government during World War II to be used as a Marine air facility. In 1960, the University of California asked for 1,000 acres from the Irvine Company to create an Irvine campus. At the same time, a city planner started to create plans for the development of a city surrounding the university campus and modern Irvine was born.

Today, Irvine is a thriving city which the FBI has considered “America’s Safest Big City” since 2005. The city is a tourist destination with visitors brining in $522 million from hotel rooms, dining, arts, recreation, shopping and transportation just in 2013 alone. The city has over 60,000 acres of park and wildlife area. Irvine Regional Park is one of the most visited Irvine attractions. This park is also home to the Orange County Zoo. The Orange County Great Park  is still under development, but when it is completed it is going to be the largest metropolitan park since Central Park in New York City. You can see a bird’s eye view of the city by taking a ride on the giant balloon in the park.  Irvine is also a great shopping mecca with five major shopping destinations including the Irvine Spectrum Center and Fashion Island. The city’s residential areas are surrounded by two planned industrial areas, which are the homes of the North American headquarters of Mazda, Kia, Toshiba, Meade Industries and In-and-Out Burger.

Magellan Storage is proud to have a storage facility in Irvine. The Irvine/Lake Forest location has all ground floor drive up units for easy access to your belongings. The facility has state-of-the-art security system, powered by PTI, digital cameras, 24-7 digital recording, motion sensor lighting, and digital keypad access control to give you the peace-of-mind while your belongings are in storage.  If you are in the Irvine area or are a student at University of California-Irvine and need storage, stop by our facility to see how our friendly and professional staff can help you with your storage needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Storage & Services at Magellan Storage

Business Storage Services at Magellan Storage

 

Running a business is hard work and it is very important to keep the overhead low and the budget in step. Renting a self storage unit is a cost-effective way for businesses to store excess inventory, furniture, documents, and equipment. Businesses that are moving to a new location or renovating their office can store items in a self storage unit during the changes. For offices that are running out of storage space, renting a storage unit is less costly than moving to a larger office. Contractors, sales representatives and realtors are renting storage units to store their tools, inventory and home goods.

Magellan Storage  works hand-in-hand with our business customers’ storage needs. We have many amenities for our business clients from retail storage to pharmaceutical and medical equipment sample storage to free use of a business center.  Magellan Storage offers a variety of storage solutions from 5’x5’ closet size storage units to 12’x40’ in climate and non-climate controlled storage units. Businesses can conveniently access their storage units 7 days a week via personalized digital keypad and gated entry.  Magellan Storage has digital cameras, motion sensors and individual unit door alarms, so you will have peace of mind that your business items are protected while in storage.

Pharmaceutical and medical supply sales representatives also have special storage solution for their inventory and product at our Costa Mesa, Torrance, and Commerce  locations. We have climate controlled storage spaces with customized shelving options ranging in size from 5’x5’ to 10’x15’. These storage units have and exclusive entrance and delivery and shipments will be accepted.

Every Magellan location, except Irvine, offers a full business center at our facilities. The business center offers free use of copiers, fax machine and the conference room. There is also free internet access. This is perfect for the business sales person on the go, who does not have an office or works mostly out of their home or car. The conference room is great for client meetings or meetings with a sales team or staff.

Magellan Storage wants to make storing your business documents, inventory and equipment with us as easy as possible. Stop in to see how we can make your business storage experience simple and easy!

 

 

Orange County Fair 2014

Orange County Fair

 

 

 

 

It’s time for the fair…the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. The Orange County Fair can be dated back to 1889 soon after Orange County, California was formed.  The Orange County Community Fair Corporation was created and sponsored the first fair in 1890. For years, the fair was in different spots in Orange County, until the Commission purchased land in Santa Ana on the old Santa Ana Army Base in 1949. The fair has been held on this land, in what is now Costa Mesa, since that time. When the fair first started there were livestock exhibitions and horse races over a 5 day period. Today, the fair runs 23 days and has everything from demolition derbies to agriculture competitions to great concerts.

The Orange County Fair opened this year on July 11th and will run until August 10th. It is open Wednesday to Sunday during the week. The hours are Wednesday to Friday: noon to midnight and Saturday and Sundays from 10am to midnight. There is entertainment at the multiple stages from musical performances to extreme rodeos to even motor home demolition derby! The concerts and special events at the Action Sports Arena will have an additional cost.  The Pacific Amphitheater is hosting the Toyota Concert Series during the fair.  You can see old and new bands and comedians from Jeff Foxworthy to Karmin to 311. The Hangar Theater will have tribute bands, culinary demonstrations and other performances. There is also free entertainment at various stages throughout the fairgrounds. Check out the daily schedule of events on the website, so you can plan your trip to the fair.

There are many exhibits, special events and activities at the Orange County Fair.  There are carnival rides and games for the entire family. You can buy tickets for the rides at booths throughout the fair. Stop by the Centennial Farm, which is a 4 acre year-round agriculture educational exhibit. Stop by the many exhibition buildings for garden, floral, livestock, visual arts, culinary arts, handcrafts, hobbies and wine competition. There will be a Junior Livestock Auction on July 19th by the 4-H and Future Farmers of American clubs. The animals that will be auctioned off include turkeys, market swine, calves, goats, beef and rabbits.

Many vendors from great fair food to home improvement organizations will be represented at the fair. You can find information from organization such as Granite Transformers to Direct TV! Sign up for the 5K Fun Run at the fair on August 3rd. The race starts at 8am. Every Friday afternoon from noon to 4pm during the fair, you can do $2.00 tastings samples of many of the food vendors. This is a great way to taste all the great fair food!

Magellan Storage is very proud to be a part of the Costa Mesa community. Stop by our Costa Mesa location  as well as our other Los Angeles and Orange County locations for all of your storage needs.

 

 

9 Tips for Preparing a Washer and Dryer for Moving or Storage

Preparing a Washing Machine for Moving or Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Household appliances are very expensive. If you are moving them to a new home or placing them in storage for future use, you want to make sure that you keep the appliances in good shape and working order so you can continue to use the appliances for many years. It is very important to properly prepare washers and dryers for storage in order to keep them protected from damage during moving and while in storage. With any appliance, consult the owner’s manual for specific manufacturer instructions on moving the appliance. Below are tips to keep in mind when moving washers and dryers:

1. A week before you need to move the appliance, run a clean rinse in the washer to remove any detergent in the washer. If there is harder to remove detergent, run a vinegar solution through with the rinse cycle. For the dryer, remove any debris and lint left from the last load of laundry that you did.

2. After you run the rinse cycle, shut off the cold and hot water valves from the wall. Also turn off the washer’s circuit breakers.

3. Remove the lint traps and other removable parts from the dryer. Wash them using a mild mixture of soap and water.

4. Allow the dryer and washer to thoroughly dry after you clean them. Leave the washing machine door open for a few days to ensure it is completely dry.  Make sure that all washer and dryer parts that you removed are also dry to prevent the accumulation of mold and rust.

5. Remove the hoses from the wall and place them within the appliances. Also place electrical wiring inside the appliance, so you will not lose them in transit.

6. Transporting the appliances should be done very carefully in order to prevent scratches, broken doors and hinges. Use strong tape to hold the doors and latches shut during travel. Wrap blankets around the appliance to help prevent scratches.

7. Load the washer and dryer last into the moving truck. They will be the first items removed when you are at your new home or storage unit.

8. If you are storing the washer and dryer, keep the doors slightly ajar to avoid condensation from forming inside. You can use the dryer for additional storage of linens, pillows and blankets while in the storage unit.

9. While in storage, place a blanket or cotton sheet over the appliances. Do not use a plastic tarp or cover as that can cause moisture build-up.

Magellan Storage offers many storage solutions for all of your storage needs from documents to household appliances! Stop in to one of our 6 Los Angeles or Orange Counties locations to find out more on how we can help you with your storage needs.

4th of July Celebrations in Los Angeles Area

4th of July events in LA

 

 

 

 

 

This Friday is the 238th birthday of the United States. It is celebrated with picnics, festivals, family and of course, fireworks! Independence Day is considered one of our country’s most important national holidays and a symbol of our nation’s patriotism. The tradition of celebrating the 4th of July goes back to the years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, (which was originally signed on July 2nd, but the document shows July 4th),  during the Revolutionary War years.  The day was commemorated with community events, fireworks, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence.  July 4th actually didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1941! Over the 4th of July weekend, consumers will spend over $2 billion on cookouts and $600 million on fireworks! There are fireworks displays all over the Los Angeles area. The biggest fireworks display takes place in New York City at the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular Event. There are over 70,000 pounds of fireworks that are used in the show and over 2 million people watch the fireworks from different vantage points in the city.

There are many events, festivals and fireworks in the Los Angeles area. Below is a list of a few of the many great events to celebrate our country’s birthday:

Grand Park 4th of July Block Party

Grand Park in the LA Civic Center  is hosting a free 4-block party for Independence Day. The gates open at 1pm and the musical performances start at 4pm. Phantogram and Semi- Precious Weapons are the headlining bands. There will be food vendors on-site, but you can bring in a picnic. The fireworks with special effects will go off at 9pm from the rooftops.

Americafest at the Rose Bowl

One of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California takes place at the 88th Annual Rose Bowl Americafest. The gates open at 2pm with a motorcycle stunt team performance. There will be musical performances by teen pop star, Ian Thomas and Beatle’s tribute band, Liverpool Legends. The fireworks show will start at 9pm. Active Military will get in free to the event with a valid ID.

Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

The Hollywood Bowl  is hosting 3 days of great American music and fireworks with performances by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell with the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and United States Air Force Band.

Marina del Ray 4th of July Celebration

Marina del Ray  hosts a very popular free fireworks spectacular over the main channel of Marina del Ray. The fireworks show is synchronized to music from KXLU 88.9FM. The fireworks can be seen from Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park or Mother’s Beach. It is important to get your spot early, because the space fills up fast! The fireworks start at 9pm.

 

Long Beach Kid’s July 4th Pike Parade

The annual bike parade on Granada Avenue along the bike path in Long Beach  is a popular event for children of all ages. Children and adults are encouraged to decorate their bikes to celebrate the country’s birthday. There is also a children’s oratory contest, watermelon seed spitting contest and a patriotic costume contest. The parade starts at 10am.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4th of July Community Festival

KJLH Radio is presenting a free community concert and fireworks display at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.  There are two stages for performances:  Christmas Tree Lane, with performances starting at 2pm, and in front of the California African-American Museum, with performances starting at 6pm. The fireworks show will start at 9pm.

Queen Mary-Celebrate a Century of Americana

The Queen Mary is hosting a music and food extravaganza for the 4th of July. There will be a step back in time as the Queen Mary celebrates music and entertainment from 1910 to big band to the British Invasion to disco to current music. There will be strolling entertainers, a children’s play area and a fantastic fireworks display. There is special admission ticket for this event.

Pacific Palisades Parade and Festival

The city of Pacific Palisades hosts the annual parade, which is kicked off with skydivers at 1:50pm. You can also head to the Palisades Rocks the Fourth concert at the Palisades Charter High School with former and current musicians from Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Foo Fighters and Wilco. Food trucks will be on hand starting at 4pm. You can view the fireworks display from the Fest starting at 9pm.

No matter how you celebrate either at one of the events listed above or just with family and friends, Magellan Storage wishes everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!

 

 

 

 

The Self Storage Industry Gives Back With Charity Storage

Charity Storage

 

There are storage auctions that take place every day in storage facilities across the country.  Storage Wars continues to be a popular show on A&E and attending, bidding and winning the bids for items at a storage unit auction continues to be a popular past time. However, storage auctions do not always have a positive perception, because someone’s belongings are being auctioned off. To help with sharing the positive parts of the self storage industry, Lance Watkins and Barry Hoeven created Charity Storage, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization with the mission of “ using the storage industry’s under-utilized assets to give back to the communities supporting local storage facilities.”  The organization accomplishes their mission by having storage facilities designate storage units as charitable drop-off storage units. People then donate items to be placed in the storage unit that will be auctioned off during the facility’s next storage auction. So far this year, Charity Storage has raised nearly $150,000 for local, regional and national charities via participating storage auctions.

How Does Charity Storage Work?

Charity Storage works with thousands of storage facilities across North America to have drop-off points for the auction.  You choose the storage facility that is closest to you to find out if they are participating in the Charity Storage event.  The facility will take donations from community members, tenants, corporations and businesses and more to help fill up the designated storage unit. Each donation is tax-deductible.  When the facility has their storage auction, the charity storage unit is opened up for bidding. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to local and national charities. The facility can choose the charity that it wants to support. There are many charities that benefit from Charity Storage Auctions including Kure It Cancer Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, Self Storage Association Foundation, Child Abuse Prevention Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many more.

Magellan Storage  is proud to have participated in Charity Storage auctions at our facilities. You can find out more about Charity Storage upcoming auctions or events via their Facebook Page. 

Life Events and Self Storage

Life Events and Self Storage

 

 

We experience many different events from moving to a new home to having children to empty nesting to downsizing our homes during our lifetimes. Some of these events you can plan for, but there are many events that pop up that you can’t. Self storage can be a great storage solution through any of life’s major changes. Placing the items in self storage will give you peace-of-mind that your personal belongings are in a safe and secure place.

One of the number one reasons to rent a self storage unit is because you are moving or selling a home. Over 35 million people move a year and a good portion of these people need a place to store excess household items during their move. If you are selling your home, renting a self storage unit to store excess items during the selling process (or staging your home), is a must. If you are moving to a new city, but do not know the size of your new home yet, then it is a good idea to place your belongings in a self storage unit until you can find your perfect home and have the time to get settled. This is especially true for recent college graduates or people who are moving to new cities for their jobs.

Two more major life events are actually related: getting married and starting a family. When you are getting married, you are combining two households into one. There could be duplicates of furniture, kitchen items, appliances and linens. Place the excess in storage until you can use them or you decide to sell or donate the items. Self storage is a great option for storing wedding gifts and other items that you have collected along life’s journey. Once you have settled down and decided to start a family, you might need to transform a “man cave” or office into a nursery. If there is no other storage option in the home, place these extra items in a self storage unit until you might be able to use them again.

As children grow up and go to college, parents can start to go through the empty nest phase and decide to redecorate or repurpose a child’s room into an office, multi-media room, workout room or craft room. Place the child’s “stuff” in a self storage unit and have them decide if they want to keep all the memorabilia that is collected as one grows up. However, after college is over, the student might end up moving back home, so the room will have to be changed back to a bedroom yet again!

There are also more difficult life events such as divorce, placing a loved one in assisted living or even a family death. Self storage is also an option for these complicated events. As we get older, we do not need as much “stuff” in our lives. This is when we decide to downsize to a smaller home or apartment. However, we do not have the same amount of storage in the new home and we can’t get rid of everything, so it is a good idea to place the excess in self storage. If you have to clean out a home after a loved one has passed away, it is a good idea to place the items in self storage until you are able to decide what to do with them.

Magellan Storage has storage solutions for all of your life’s events from just starting out after college to downsizing after a long life. Stop in to one of our 6 Los Angeles and Orange Counties locations to see how we can help with storage for life’s many events!

Torrance/South Bay, California

Torrance California

 

 

Torrance, California,  the 8th largest city in Los Angeles County, is located in the South Bay (southwestern) region of the county. Torrance is 15 miles from Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport. The city is known for its low-crime rates and is ranked among the safest cities in Los Angeles County. As of the 2012 census, the population of Torrance is over 145,000 people.

Torrance became a city in 1921, but its history goes back to 1784 when a land grant was issued by King Carlos III of the Spanish Empire to Juan Jose Dominquez. In 1846, the land was split up by the current Mexican governor. In the early 1900’s, real estate developer, Jared Sidney Torrance, wanted to create a community south of Los Angeles. He and his investors purchased part of the Spanish land grants in 1912 and named the community, Torrance. The city really grew after World War II as post war aerospace manufacturers and technologies moved into former war equipment factories. Housing developments were built and the community continued to grow. In the 60’s and 70’s, Asian immigrants came to the city making it a very multi-cultural place to live. Torrance is the home to the United States headquarters of Honda. There are also major businesses such as Exxon, Honeywell and Robinson Helicopter. Some parts of the city actually used to be a major oil production area! The city of Torrance is the 5th largest shopping district in the United States. Del Amo Fashion Center  has over 200 stores, and indoor theater and many restaurants.

There are 1.5 miles of Pacific Ocean beaches within the city limits of Torrance. Torrance Beach does not receive as many visitors as the close by Redondo and Manhattan Beaches. There are also 30 parks in the city. The Madrona Marsh, one of the country’s few urban wetlands, is a nature preserve and vital habitat for birds, wild life and native plants. The Torrance Visitor’s Bureau  lists “must-dos”  when one visits the city including: strolling along Torrance Beach, shopping at Del Amo Fashion Center, visiting the Downtown Torrance Historic District, riding the Strand beach Bike Trail, walking through the Madrona Marsh, and visiting the Farmers Market every Tuesday and Saturday at Wilson Park.

Magellan Storage  is very proud to have one of our self storage facilities in Torrance. The location is celebrating its 11th year in Torrance in 2014. The facility caters to the wide variety of clients from businesses to personal storage. The location has a business center with free use of fax, phone, internet, and conference room.  There is also a kitchenette and a kid’s play area. Magellan Storage in Torrance offers special pharmaceutical storage options for sale representatives. The Torrance facility has a state-of-the-art security system controlled by Digigate, individual storage unit door alarms, and individual tenant access codes that are digitally monitored.  If you live in the Torrance/South Bay area, stop in to see how Magellan Storage can help you with all of your storage needs from storage to moving and packing supplies!

Ethnic and Cultural Festivals in Los Angeles

Ethnic and Cultural Festivals in LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles is the most diverse county in the United States. The Los Angeles area is home to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.  These groups have created their own communities, which is one of the reasons that Los Angeles is so great. You can tour Little Tokyo  or wander through history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The many communities hold cultural celebrations throughout the year to share their heritage and culture. The festivals allow you to explore new foods, music and entertainment and learn about new cultures. Some communities have multiple festivals, whereas most just hold one major event and the majority of events are held in the spring and summer.

Armenian Festivals  

There are large Armenian communities in Glendale, Hollywood and Montebello. There is an annual Armenian Independence Day Festival in Little Armenia in Hollywood in May every year. There are also other Armenian festivals throughout the year. The Armenian Food Fair was held May 17th in Montebello.  The Armenian Summer Festival is Sunday, June 8th.  This is a family friendly event with food, dance, kid’s activities, Armenian food, arts and crafts and much more.

 

Asian Pacific Lotus Festival

The Asian Pacific Lotus Festival is returning to Echo Park after a 3 year absence July 12th and 13th.  The festival celebrates Asian and Pacific Island Culture with music, dance, food, vendors and exhibitions. The host country for this year’s festival is the Philippines.

 

German Festivals

The German culture is celebrated with Oktoberfests in the Los Angeles area in September and October. The two main Oktoberfests are Alpine Village in Torrance  and Old World Village in Huntington Beach. Both festivals run every week from September to October with German dance bands, sing-along, German food and of course, German beer. There are special days set aside for family events and activities at both Oktoberfest.

Greek Festivals

Nearly every Greek Orthodox Church in the Los Angeles area holds a festival during the spring and summer months to help raise money for their churches.  Each festival has great Greek food, folk dancing, music and much more. To find out where the Greek Festival is in your area, see this list . Here is a list of just a few of the Greek festivals. St. George Greek Festival in Downey is held June 7th and 8th.  St. Paul’s Greek Festival is June 27th and 29th in Irvine.  The South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach is July 11th to 13th.  St. Sophia Greek Festival in Los Angeles is September 5th to 7th.

 

Irish Festivals

There are many great Irish celebrations throughout the year in the Los Angeles area. The 2014 LA Irish Fair will be held August 1st to 3rd at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach. There will be 4 stages featuring a variety of Irish music. There will also be Irish dance showcases, sheep herding demonstrations and a huge Irish import vendor area.  The Big Irish Fair and Music Fest  is June 14th and 15th at Eldorado Park in Long Beach. There will be 16 areas for music and entertainment including bagpipers, Irish dancers, Irish storytellers and much more.

Italian Festival

The Feast of San Gennaro,   the patron saint of Naples, is held September 26th to 28th in Hollywood. The festival celebrates Italian culture, food and entertainment. There is great food and wine sampling from some of Los Angeles’s best Italian restaurants, bocce ball tournaments, bingo, family activities and more during this 3 day event.

Japanese Festival

The Japanese culture is celebrated every year during Nisei Week.  This year’s festival is August 9th to 17th with parades, films, stage performances, demonstrations, music, food, sporting events and family activities. The festival takes place in venues around Little Tokyo.

Mexican Festivals

There is a very large Mexican community in the Los Angeles area. There are many events celebrating Mexican history and culture throughout the year, such as Cinco de Mayo in May, Mexican Independence Day on September 16th and Dia de Los Muertos November 1st and 2nd. Many festivals take place on Olvera Street and at the at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

Native American Festivals

Los Angeles has the largest Native American population in the United States. November is American Indian Heritage Month, which is a citywide celebration of American Indian history, heritage and tradition in Los Angeles. There will be special events, educational programs, music, theater and dance performances throughout the month.  The Southern California POWWOW is held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa November 22nd and 23rd.

 

Magellan Storage  is proud a part of the great melting pot that is Los Angeles!

 

2014 Los Angeles Wine Festival

Los Angeles Wine Festival 2014

 

Los Angeles Wine lovers! This is the weekend that you have been waiting for! The Los Angeles Wine Festival  is at the historic Raleigh Studios on May 31st and June 1st. The show is 2pm-6pm on May 31st and noon to 5pm on June 1st. The festival offers chef demonstrations, entertainment, popular Los Angeles food trucks, vendors and of course a very large variety of wines, beers and spirits. 2014 is the 9th year for the event, which was founded by well-known wine connoisseur, Joel M. Fisher PhD.

There are great seminars  and special tasting demonstrations throughout the two-day event. There is a VIP garden with access to exclusive tastings, pours, and food specially made from Del Frisco’s Grill. There are also exclusive food and wine pairings and tastings with famous local chefs! The VIP exclusives have limited seating, so book your place now!  There are also general admission seminars and cooking demonstrations offered both afternoons. Learn how to choose the correct wine for your meals, see cooking demonstrations and find out a little bit about the history of wine. Every paid participant receives a souvenir wine glass, which allows you to have unlimited wine sampling. There is so much to see, taste, hear and do at this year’s Los Angeles Wine Festival.

While you are at the wine festival, stock-up on bottles of wine for your personal wine collection. Wine collecting has become a very popular past time. However, the wine must be stored properly or it will be ruined. Wine should be stored in very minimum to no light. The bottles should be stored on its side to let the cork stay moist and breath. Wine should not be stored in rooms that have excessive heat and humidity. Too much heat could ruin the wine. Magellan Storage    has the best wine storage solutions in Orange County. Magellan Cellars  has specially designed storage units just for wine storage. The storage units are individual light-gauge steel lockers which are able to store a few cases up to 450 cases of wine. The lockers are electronically monitored to keep the humidity levels between 55% and 60%. Each wine storage unit has individual door alarms.  There is a private entrance with key-pad entry for our customers who are storing at Magellan Cellars.  There is a complementary wine tasting room adjacent to the storage area, which is perfect to taste that special bottle of wine with friends. Magellan Cellars makes wine storage simple, safe, secure and convenient!