Six Important RV Storage Tips

Indoor RV Storage

Indoor RV storage at the Costa Mesa Magellan Storage location

November is time of the year to start making preparations to store your camper, trailer or recreational vehicle (RV) for the winter months. Most people will park these vehicles in their driveway or in large garages if they have the extra space to do so.  If there is not enough room to store these types of vehicles at home, then parking the RV, trailer or camper at a self storage facility is a great storage solution. Most self storage facilities have space indoors and outdoors to store boats and RV’s. Magellan Storage  offers boat and RV storage at all of their facilities. Magellan Storage’s Costa Mesa facility has indoor storage options for boats and RV’s. The facility had outdoor RV parking spaces which are 12 feet wide as well as 14’x30’ by 13’ high garage space. The Costa Mesa location has special amenities for RV and boat storage including a covered wash rack, trickle charge receptacles for indoor tenants, dump stations, vacuums with 40’ hoses and air compressors.

There are some steps that need to be taken for boat and RV storage to protect them during the long storage months. Consult the owner’s manual to make sure that you are following all the necessary steps to place your vehicle in storage. Doing these important storage preparation tasks will allow you to have continued use of your vehicle for many years to come.

Before you start the cleaning and preparing the vehicle for storage, you need to make sure that your registration, insurance and license plates are current and renewed. You will need to show proof of these documents when you are storing the vehicles at a storage facility.

RV Storage Tips

  1. Before you place the vehicle in storage, inspect the vehicle inside and out and from top to bottom. Look for problems that will need to be fixed before placing the vehicle in storage.
  2. Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the RV. Remove all food from the vehicle. Vacuum the interior of the RV, wipe down the counters and inside the cabinets. Defrost and clean out the refrigerator.
  3. Remove the battery and store in a dry, cool place. If possible, connect the battery to a maintenance charger if you are storing the RV over a longer period of time. If you are keeping the battery inside the vehicle, it is a good idea to start the engine every couple of months to prevent moisture build-up.
  4. Change the oil and oil filter right before storage. Fill the gas tank and add a fuel stabilizer additive to the gas tank.
  5. Drain and flush the water tanks and the water heater. Disconnect all air conditioning connects and clean out the air filters.
  6. If possible, cover the RV, camper or motor home to keep it clean and dry. If storing the vehicle outside, cover the tires to protect them from the elements. Place the vehicle on plywood off of the ground to protect the tires.

 

Doing these important storage preparation tasks will allow you to have continued use of your vehicle for many years to come.

2014 Halloween Events and Festivities in the Los Angeles Area

Halloween Events in LAThis time of year is full of ghosts, goblins, witches, “Frozen” princesses and spooky skeletons! It’s time once again for Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations in the Los Angeles area. There are many haunted attractions, pumpkin festivals and events held throughout the area to celebrate Halloween. Since the Los Angeles area is home to so many amusement parks and movie production companies, the Halloween celebrations activities are not to be missed.  Disneyland has their Halloween Celebration for the month of October with characters dressing up in costume and the park decorated in Halloween décor. Universal Studios hosts “Halloween Horror Nights” with haunted houses, mazes, rides, shows and other attractions. Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain also have Halloween displays, Haunted houses and other activities.

Halloween Attractions and Events

The Los Angeles area will host a variety of spooky Halloween celebrations over the next week and these are just a few of the haunted attractions that you can go to. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride takes place at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park. This hayride will take your for a ride through the old abandoned zoo and its spooky inhabitants! There are also mazes, scare zones and an audience participation stage show. If you really feel like getting scared this Halloween season, head to Blumhouse’s The Purge: Breakout, which is based on the Paranormal Activity movies. This experience is like no other, as participants have to find their way out of the haunted house by using clues and solving puzzles. The Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, presents Raymond Hill Mortuary Haunted House, where the past visitors are there to scare you. For the entire family, there are visits to pumpkin patches and farms such as the Lopez Ranch Pumpkin Farm, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch and Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival.

You can also experience real “haunts” by taking ghost and paranormal tours. One of the most famous haunted tours is the Starline Haunted Hollywood Tour  where you can visit famous scandal and death sites around Hollywood. You can visit actual haunted buildings and sites with paranormal investigator, Michael J. Kouri in Hollywood, Pasadena and Orange County or take a tour of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Day of the Dead Celebrations

The activities and rituals of ancient pagan festivities have been handed down over the centuries and molded by different cultures into holidays such as Halloween.  Mexicans celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1st, which is also called All Souls Day. This holiday honors family ancestors by having the living family members commune with the dead. Families care for the graves of deceased family members and build elaborate altars to honor the loved ones who have passed away. Celebrations include processions with dancers and music. The symbol of the festival is the Calaveras or skull. You will find participants wearing skull masks, costumes, making paper mache skull puppets and making skull shaped candy. There are many Day of the Dead festivals in the Los Angeles area. The biggest event is the Day of the Day Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with ceremonial tributes, performances and alter creations around Hollywood’s most famous celebrity graves. Olvera Street Merchants have 9 days of processions and events to celebrate the day.  There will also be special events at the Museum of Latin American Art. 

Enjoy all the fun Halloween and somber celebrations of The Day of the Dead events in the Los Angeles area during this “spooky” season, enjoy! Magellan Storage  wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween season!

Light the Night Los Angeles 2014

Light the Night Walk 2014

 

The Light the Night Walk  is the annual major fundraising event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Over 200 communities in the United States participate in Light the Night Walks from Boston to Seattle. This walk helps to raise money for programs that provide hope and pay tribute to people battling blood cancers: specifically leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. Walkers during the Light the Night Walk carry illuminated balloons symbolizing survivors, supporters and in memoriam. The balloon colors are white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of someone who had lost their battle to a blood related cancer. It is quite a moving site to see the lit balloons as people do the walk. The Leukemia Lymphoma Society has raised an average of $240 million annually by the event. The money raised has been committed to research in the United States, provide free educational materials, support programs and events, and helps with advocacy on the patient’s behalf. This money is invested in outcome based science and technology. In the past 10 years, nearly 50% of new cancer drugs approved by the FDA were actually for treatments for blood cancer patients. Twelve of these drugs are already approved for people beyond those that they were originally developed for thanks to the money raised from the Light the Night Walks.

The main 2014 Los Angeles area Light the Night Walk event is October 18th in Hollywood at the Sunset Gower Studios. The evening’s festivities kick off at 5pm. There is a remembrance ceremony at 6pm and the 2 mile walk starts at 7pm. The goal for this walk is $850,000. For more information about the Sunset Gower Studios walk, you can visit their Facebook Page.

Magellan Storage has been proud to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for the past few years. We are participating in this year’s Hollywood Light the Night Walk. Our entire staff has been raising money for the team and this great event. The team goal this year is to raise $10,000 and we are one quarter of the way there.   Our team page is available for donations and other information. Thanks to those who have already donated to our team and for those who will be donating in the future.

 

Fall Cleaning Tips for Your Home and Storage Unit

Fall Cleaning for Storage Units

 

 

Just like during the spring, the fall is a great time for reorganizing & cleaning your home! Fall cleaning is just as important as spring cleaning projects. In fact, you can finish up those spring/summer projects that you didn’t complete during the spring or summer and start preparing for the craziness of the holiday season.  When you start your fall cleaning project have a goal in mind and checklist of your tasks that you need to complete. Don’t let the cleaning list become daunting. It is much more important to take your time to do the project properly. Don’t forget to thoroughly clean each room including dusting, sweeping or vacuuming and reorganizing. Remove items in the room that you no longer need or use. This is a great time to go through the room sorting process: keep in storage, place in storage, donate, sell, or throw away. If it is an item that you might need in the future, then store it in a storage unit. If you don’t need it and it is still in good condition, consider selling or donating the item and if the item is not in good shape, then throw it out.

Fall is a great time to air out and freshen up your storage unit, just like you do your home. To start your storage unit cleaning project, remove all of the items from the unit. Then, sweep out the entire unit. If you need to wash down the walls, then this would be the time to do that task. Do a quick inventory on the items that you currently have in storage. Open the boxes and look for any damaged items. Go through your stored items to see if you really need to keep the items or if they could be sold, donated or thrown away. Replace the floor covering, such as plastic or cardboard boxes in the storage unit. If needed, replace the moisture control products that you have in non-climate controlled storage units. It is important to keep your storage unit clean. Storage units that are dirty can attract bugs or other vermin, which in turn ruin your stored belongings.

As you clean out the unit, rotate the items that you would use more frequently during the fall and winter months, such as winter clothes, and holiday decorations to the front of the storage unit.  Don’t forget to label all of the new boxes that you are storing. Plus, add these boxes to the inventory list of the items that you have started for your storage unit. If you have holiday display items in storage, this would be a good time to put them aside to take back to your home. Once you have cleaned out and looked through the items in your storage unit, then it will be time to place them all back into storage.  Make sure to place the items that you will need to access the most towards the front of the storage unit.

Stop in to one of the 6 Magellan Storage locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties to pick up packing and moving supplies to help your fall cleaning and reorganization projects! Our friendly and professional staff is available to help you with any of your storage needs! Good Luck with your fall cleaning and organization project!

 

Self Storage for Empty Nesters

empty nesters and self storage

 

Throughout our lives, we experience many life events from getting our first apartment to getting married to transitioning to a smaller home. Self storage can be a great storage solution for life’s major changes. Placing your personal items in self storage will give you peace-of-mind that your belongings are in a safe and secure place as you tackle your life events. One major life event that every parent goes through is called the “empty nest syndrome”. This is when the children grow up and go to college leaving the home very quiet and empty. Parents can go through a time of sadness during this phase, since it signals a time when a parent doesn’t feel as “needed” in their children’s lives. This time can be a challenge for some parents, but it can also be a great time to learn new things, travel and create new spaces.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

One of the very first things that empty nesters need to do is to decide what they want to do with their homes. Do they want to stay in the larger home or should they downsize to a smaller home, condominium or apartment? The next step, accessing the items in the child’s bedroom, could be a rite-of-passage for both the parent and the child. In fact, it is a good idea for the parent and the child to work together to decide with to do with items in the room before the child leaves for school. Once the child has left for school, the parent can then delve into the de-cluttering project. The parent can make the official last decision if the furniture or items should stay in the room, donated or placed in storage.

Re-Purposing and Re-Organizing

Once you have sorted and organized the child’s “stuff”, it is time to decide what to do with the empty bedroom space. The room can be turned into an office, craft room, exercise room, or a TV room. Move all of the items out of the child’s room and sort them into boxes like you would for any other re-organization project: keep in room, place in storage, throw away, donate or sell. Renting a self storage unit is a great solution to store the items from your child’s bedroom. There might not be enough room in the home to store extra furniture and all of the smaller boxes of projects, trophies, stuffed animals and toys that the child has accumulated over the years.  It could be a good idea to keep the furniture in storage, just in case the child returns home after graduating from college. If the child didn’t get a chance to go through their items before the re-organization project, then the empty nester can box them up and place in storage and leave it to the child to decide what to do with the items

The re-purposing project can be a daunting one for empty nesters, so you don’t need to rush the process. Work on the project a few hours a day until it is complete and you are satisfied with your new room. Just think; it could actually be fun to pick out new furniture and accessories for the room!  Stop in to one of the 6 Magellan Storage locations  in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas and see how we can help with storage options for empty nesters.

 

 

Self-Storage History

Magellan Storage in Costa Mesa

Welcome to Magellan Storage in Costa Mesa

The self storage industry might seem like it’s a newer industry, but it has actually been around in some sort of form since the late 1800’s. There were mentions of self storage in movies during the 1930’s.  During the 1950’s, self storage was mostly “mom and pop” operations, with smaller facilities and virtually no competition in the marketplace. Today, storage companies range from small one facility self storage operations to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) with hundreds of facilities have state-of-the-art facilities across the country. According to the Self Storage Association (SSA),  there are close to 60,000 self storage facilities worldwide. In the United States alone, there are over 48,000 self storage facilities that cover 2.3 billion square feet of rentable storage space. That size represents an area more than three times the size of the island of Manhattan! According to the SSA 2013 survey and study, 9% of the American public is currently renting a self storage unit.

Where can self storage trace its roots? Actually as far back as 2,000 years ago in ancient China! Remains were found by archeologists revealing that the Chinese stored belongings in clay pots in an underground storage pit.  These pits would be guarded and monitored to make sure no one but the owner could remove their pot and belongings. Many years later, British banking institutions entered the self storage industry, although it was still a very different concept from today’s industry. Banks would store valuables for clients going overseas for extended periods of time. As these bank vaults became overcrowded with belongings, another option became necessary.  In the 1850s, the first warehouse specifically designed to hold personal and household items was built.

The concept of self storage didn’t arrive in the United States until 1891, when brothers Martin and John Bekins found Bekin Van Lines in Omaha, Nebraska.  In 1903, they were the first company to use motor trucks instead of horse-drawn carriages, and in 1906 they built the first concrete and steel warehouse for storage.  It wasn’t until around the 1960s that the self storage industry became truly successful in the United States and it has continued to flourish through ups and downs in the economy ever since. The first facility to use garage-style doors was built in Texas in 1964. After the mid 1960’s the self storage concept quickly swept across the country to the west coast and Canada. Today, the self storage industry is growing in emerging markets in China and South America!

The rates for renting a self storage unit have obviously changed over the years, but it is still a very affordable way to store personal and business items. In the 1960s, self storage unit rental rates went for around 15 cents per square foot per month. By 1985, the rate went up to 60 cents per square foot per month. In the late 1990s, rates were an average of one dollar per square foot, and today, rental rates are anywhere from $1.50 to $4 per square foot depending on the market.

The self storage industry has come a long way from clay pots stored in ancient China.  Today, many facilities offer state-of-the-art security services, computerized gate entry, climate controlled units and many other amenities. Magellan Storage  is your self storage destination in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Stop by any of our 6 storage facilities to see how our storage professionals can help you with your personal storage to business storage needs.

Tips for “Living Large” in Small Spaces

Micro Apartment Living

Micro Apartment in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of http://www.sfgate.com.

 

Based on the increased need for urban housing, many large cities across the globe have housing in short supply.  The rent in the big cities, such as Los Angeles, New York City or San Francisco is extremely high. There has been a trend for these cities to look at building micro apartments ranging from 220 square feet to 300 square feet. The smaller units are rented at a lower amount, making it more affordable for recent college graduates or young professionals to move to the big city. These apartments are close to major business areas and transportation in the city.

The micro apartments average 300 square feet with some spaces actually being even smaller. The room has a kitchen, living space and a bathroom in different configurations. With micro-apartments or even studio apartments, you will need to be very creative with your furniture, storage and belongings. Furniture will need to serve multiple purposes in the room. A micro-apartment dweller will need to be very organized and use every nook and cranny in the allotted space. You will not be able to clutter the spaces in these apartments with a lot of “stuff”.

Tips for living in smaller spaces

Each piece of furniture or storage cupboard in the space will have to be functional as well as decorative. If there is enough room in the space to have a bed, separate the bedroom area off from the rest of the space by using a curtain, room divider or shelving units. Create zones in your room for sleeping, eating and entertaining. Use as much vertical storage that you can. This is especially important in the bathroom. Use vertical storage units above the toilet. In the closet, add shelving if there is room. Use ultra-thin hangers to hang clothing as they take up less space. In the kitchen, only buy essential utensils and accessories. You will not have room to store your larger kitchen accessories in such a small space. A great tip is not to store a lot of perishable items in your kitchen cabinets. Limit the amount of food that you have on hand to what you will use in a few weeks. Perishable food items can take up lots of space in your cupboards. Do not clutter your counters and kitchen sink with dirty dishes. Wash the dishes and pans soon after use and return them to their proper storage area.

What do you do if all off your belongings won’t fit into a studio or micro-apartment?  The best solution is to rent a storage unit. It is important to find a storage facility that is near you apartment so you can easily access your items when you need them. Storage units are perfect to store clothes, suitcases and boxes of personal belongings that you cannot throw away.  Magellan Storage offers a variety of storage unit sizes at their 6 Los Angeles and Orange Counties locations. Stop in to one these locations near you to find out how self storage can help with your micro-apartment storage issues!

8 Money Savings Moving Tips

Magellan Storage offers Free Move-In Trucks

Magellan Storage offers FREE Move-In Trucks!

 

The busy moving season, (end of May to end of September), is about to come to an end, but there are still people moving across town and across the country every day. In fact every year, over 43 million people move, with the majority of people moving within their current state. On average, a person will move up to 12 times in a lifetime! That is quite a lot of packing, moving and storing!  Moving is stressful and expensive. There are many costs that are associated with moving including  hiring a moving company or rental truck, buying packing supplies, buying new furniture and accessories for your home and setting up deposits for new utilities just to name a few. However, there are ways that you can save money when you are moving from doing simple things like planning ahead to packing and labeling boxes before the move.

 

 

Below are 8 money-saving tips that you can use for your next move:

  1. Create a moving budget. Write down all of the expenses that you think that you will have and an estimate of their costs. Decide what you can afford and stick with that budget. Don’t forget to add in post-move costs and additional fees.
  2. If you are hiring a moving company, make sure to do proper research on the company, so you will not get hit with hidden and extra fees during and after the move.
  3. Professional movers charge for their services by the weight and distance for long distance moves and handling time and extra services for local moves. Make sure that you know all about the extra fees (such as overtime or weight fees) before you sign the contract. Also, find out if additional insurance will need to be purchased for long distance moving.
  4. If you are having family and friends help you move, start planning now on what you will need them to help you with on moving day. Make sure that one of them can operate the rental moving truck! If you are moving locally, move the biggest and heaviest items in the truck and use the car for the smaller boxes. The sooner you can get the moving truck back, the less money it will be.
  5. Do not move during the peak times. The busiest time to rent moving trucks is at the end of the month when apartment leases end. Try to avoid that time by moving mid-month and during the middle of the week. Also, the busiest times for moving companies are in June and July. If you can avoid moving then, it could save you some money.
  6. Plan ahead! As soon as you have your new home and a move date, start investigating and signing up for new utilities. If you are moving to a new area, there could be sign-up discounts for cable, satellite and internet services. Make sure that your new home is ready to be moved into on your moving day. Create a moving day plan with list of everything being moved and where they need to be placed in the new home.
  7. Since moving companies charge by the weight, it is a good idea to eliminate some of your stuff before you move. This is a great time to have a garage sale to sell that treadmill that you never used or sell children’s toys that are in great condition, but are no longer played with. Books, CDs and DVDs can be very heavy, if you can part with these collections before you move, it will also help lower the cost. If you don’t sell the items during the garage sale, then donate them to local charities.
  8. Make sure that you have the proper packing supplies. Magellan Storage offers boxes and other packing supplies in one easy location. Take an inventory of what will need to be packed and make sure that you purchase the correct amount beforehand, so you are not running back and forth getting supplies, which is a waste of time and money. Packing as much as you can on your own will help limit the cost of packing fees that the moving company could add-on.
  9. Use linens, towels and clothing as packaging material as much as possible. This will limit the cost of purchasing larger quantities of bubble wrap or newsprint.
  10. Keep a detailed account of your moving expenses. Keep all receipts including moving trucks, lodging and meals that occur during your move. If you are moving out-of-state for work, you might be able to deduct your moving expenses on your taxes. Ask your accountant or the IRS for more details.

Good luck with your future move!

10 Tips for Packing Electronic Items

10 Tips for storing electronics

 

 

 

 

At some point in our lives, our everyday technology, computers, TV’s, tablets, will need to be moved or stored.  It is important to plan ahead, keep all pieces and parts of the electronic equipment together and be as organized as possible when storing these items. Magellan Storage can help you with any of your storage needs. We have packing supplies including packing tape and furniture covers to keep your electronic items protected while moving or in storage.

Below are some tips to keep your electronics safe and protected, so you will be able to continue using them long in the future:

  1. First and foremost: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for storing. Consult the owner’s manual or brand website for specific information for packing and storing.
  2. If possible, use the original boxes with the original packing material for storing. This is the optimum solution for packing your electronics, as the items will already fit in the confines of the boxes.
  3. Take apart the wires and other accessories that go along with your electronics, (keyboard, mouse, speakers). Bundle the wires together. Label each wire with a specific color sticker that coincides with its equipment. Keep these all together in a plastic bag attached to the electronic item. Take a picture of the back of the electronic item so you know which wire goes in which outlet. Use this as a reference when you are setting up the TV or computer in your new home.
  4. Remove CDs, DVDs, ink jets and other materials from the electronic equipment before you prepare for storage.
  5. Have sturdy cartons, newsprint, bubble wrap, packaging tape, scissors and markers handy to label the boxes.
  6. If you can’t store in the original box and packaging material, wrap computer monitors and TV screens in anti-static foam to keep the screens protected. Doing so will also help limit the electronic items from bumping against each other. Add additional filler material in the box for added protection. You can also use towels and linens as extra filler material and protection for your electronic items.
  7. Make a list of everything within the electronic box. Put this in the box for reference when you are unpacking. Also, keep an inventory list of all the items that you are storing.
  8. Store computers and TVs in climate controlled storage units.
  9. Place the electronics towards the back of the storage unit for added protection. For additional protection, wrap the electronics in line or in clean newsprint to prevent dust.
  10. Do not store large screen TV’s flat on the floor. Store these larger electronic items leaning against the wall of the storage unit with a blanket or sheet over them. Do not store anything on top of the electronics, as that could damage the items.

 

Labor Day Events in the Los Angeles Area

Labor Day in LA

 

Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and the American Labor movement dedicated to the achievements of the work force. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a day off for all American workers. The holiday has its origins during the turmoil of the industrial revolution during the late 1880s. The extreme conditions caused the labor force to join together to improve working conditions for all ages. Labor Day was established as an official holiday in 1887 and the first Monday in September was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1894 to give laborers a day off. Today, Labor Day is celebrated as the “unofficial last day of summer” with picnics, parades and fireworks displays.

There are many things to do over Labor Day weekend in the Los Angeles area from food festivals to county fairs. Here is a list of just a few of the events going on in Los Angeles and Orange counties over the Labor Day holiday weekend:

Fiesta Hermosa

The 42nd Annual Fiesta Hermosa takes place August 31st and September 1st in downtown Hermosa. This event features more than 300 artisans including painters, sculptures, photographers, crafters, jewelers and much more! There will be entertainment on two stages as well as a kid’s carnival.

Los Angeles County Fair

The Los Angeles County Fair opens Labor Day weekend and runs until September 28th.  The fair is held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. There will be entertainment, carnival rides, livestock competitions and exhibitions, gardening exhibitions, food, horse racing, vendors and much more. You can find the daily schedule of events on the fair’s website.  This year, the fair has a special display called Luminasia, presented by Morongo Casino and Resort, which is a display of larger-than-life Asian themed lanterns.

Orange International Street Fair

The downtown streets of Orange, California transforms into the Orange International Street Fair August 29th to 31st. Each nation that is represented will “reside” on a different street, where you can see entertainment, get great food and visit the many vendors. There are 9 stages for international entertainment including the Irish, Greek, German, Mexican, Polynesian, English and All-American Stages. There are also family and children’s activities throughout the fair.

The Taste

The Los Angeles Times annual food and wine festival, The Taste,  takes place August 29th to 31st at the Paramount Pictures Studios. You can taste the many wonders of the Los Angeles culinary scene during the event as well as attend seminars and tastings from local chefs, critics, and bar-smiths. The tickets go quickly, so buy your tickets in advance for this event.

Budweiser Made in America Music Festival                                                                           

Here a variety of musical acts from Imagine Dragons to John Mayer at the Made in America Music Festival.  There will be food trucks and other top food vendors and much more. The festival takes place at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Queen Mary Shoreline Jam and Art Deco Festival

There are two vastly different events taking place at the Queen Mary over Labor Day weekend. First is the Art Deco Festival, which runs August 28th to September 1st. This festival displays the largest collection of Art Deco in the world. You can take a step back in time and experience prohibition era drinks, art tours, and a grand ball. Outside the Queen Mary, is the Queen Mary Shoreline Jam, running August 30th and 31st. This festival features top performers in reggae, hip-hop and alternative music. There are also beach games, food and other events.

Magellan Storage  is very proud to be a part of the Los Angeles and Orange County communities. Our offices will be closed on Labor Day, but you can still access your storage units during gate access hours. Magellan Storage wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!