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!

City of Commerce, California

City of Commerce California

 

 

Commerce, California, also known as City of Commerce,  is a “model city” with industrial and residential areas in Southeast Los Angeles County. It’s smaller than other cities in the county with just under 13,000 residents in 6.5 square miles of land. The city was incorporated in 1960 as the 67th city in Los Angeles County as a deterrent to being annexed into Los Angeles or other neighboring cities.

The City of Commerce is on land that was originally part of Antonia Maria Lugo’s Rancho San Antonio. In 1887, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad was built through part of the land. A few decades later, the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, later to become Union Pacific, also built lines through the area. Because of the train connections, industries started coming to the area in the 1920’s. In the 1940’s industrial and residential leaders came together to encourage more industry and commerce to come to the area. In January, 1960, the city was incorporated to prevent neighboring cities from annexing the profitable industrial land for tax revenues. Since the city’s inception, The City of Commerce has been able to survive the changes in manufacturing by re-purposing heavy industrial sites to retail, office, warehouse and high technology areas. The largest redevelopment was The Citadel Outlet Mall. The Mall has over 130 brand name retail shops and special events throughout the year.  Since the city is still surrounded by the train lines, it has a direct route to foreign trade via the Los Angeles Shipyards. The City of Commerce was the first city in the nation to offer a free municipal bus system and continues to do so today.

Commerce has a comprehensive Parks and Recreation department for such a small community,  including 4 neighborhood parks, 7 community center, and a camp at Lake Arrowhead, California.  The City of Commerce Recreation Department is unique in that it can offer all of its recreational programs and activities free to residents! The Brenda Villa Aquatic Center is a nationally known indoor aquatic center that has been the training pool for several United States Water Polo players.

Magellan Storage  is proud to have one of our locations in City of Commerce. The location  has been part of the Commerce community since December 2008. The storage facility has a specialized state-of-the-art security system, powered by PTI, digital keypad access and 24-7 digital video recording to give you peace of mind that your belongings are safe in storage. We also offer special storage units tailored to pharmaceutical or medical supply sales representatives. These special units are climate controlled and alarmed.  Magellan Storage Commerce also offers a business center with free use of fax, phone, internet and a conference room.  Stop in to see how our friendly and professional staff can help you with your personal and business storage needs.

Back To School Tips for All Ages

Back to School Tips

 

August and September are back to school time for children from elementary school age to college seniors. It is time for parents and children to start buying school supplies, new school year outfits, and prepare for the first week of classes.Younger children are nervous about going to school, having a new teacher, new classroom and making new friends and parents are just as nervous for their children.  Back to school time can be stressful for the entire family, but if you are prepared for the first week of school (at any age), then the stress can be lessened and you might even enjoy the experience!

The most important thing to do for back to school is to get into a school schedule from morning routines to after-school activities. Children become more comfortable with their new surroundings (the classroom) and learning once they are comfortable with their routine. Getting your child prepared for school for the first time requires planning and practicing.  There are many things that need to be taken care of before the child goes back to school as well as during the first week of classes. Parents should have a positive attitude about going back to school and share their enthusiasm about learning, reading and school with their children. This is important at any age from young children to college students. Below are tips for the first day of school for younger children and packing tips for college freshman.

5 Tips for First Day of School for Younger Children

  1. Make sure that the child gets enough sleep! Adjusting the child’s bedtime earlier the week before school starts gives the child time to get used to a new schedule. Young children aged 3-7 years old should get at least 11-13 hours of sleep a night.
  2. Label everything that the child will be taking to school such as school supplies, backpack, lunch box, coat and tennis shoes.
  3. Take the child on a special “back to school” shopping trip to get supplies and clothing. Allow the child to help pick out colors of folders, notebooks and backpacks
  4. Designate a homework space in your home that is specifically for homework and nothing else.
  5. All the children’s forms, including permission slips, health forms and school supply lists are completed and organized. Keep these items together in a folder (per child) or scan them into the computer for safe keeping.

5 Tips Packing Tips for College Freshman                                                     

Going to college can be very daunting. It is a challenge to learn how to live with a roommate (or roommates) in very close quarters, adjust to being away from home and “testing” independence and making your own daily schedules. It is very important to be organized when you are packing to leave for school every year. You do not want to have too much stuff in your dorm room or this will create clutter and a sense of being overwhelmed during your first few weeks of school.

  1. Coordinate with your roommate (roommates) on what you will need to bring, so you don’t have duplicates of major appliances, electronic items or furniture. Roommates can share a printer, TV, gaming system, fan, and DVD player. Duplicates will take up too much room in a small dorm room.
  2. Don’t over-pack clothing. Pack for the first few months of classes-late summer and fall clothing. Switch out those clothes with winter sweaters and coats during your first trip back home.
  3. Create some “kits” of essential items that you might need like a tool kit, sewing kit, laundry kit (including rolls of quarters, kitchen kit-complete with a set of dishes, cups and silverware, and bathroom kit including shower shoes and a bathrobe.
  4. Leave family heirlooms and jewelry at home. Create a bulletin board to hang up on the wall of special mementos of home that you can display.
  5. Remember to pack a back-up hard drive for your computer, flash drives, chargers, batteries, and headphones.

 

If you need boxes and packing supplies for your belongings, stop by Magellan Storage, which is conveniently located near University of California-Irvine  for all of your packing needs. This is also a good time to start stocking up on boxes to store all of those projects, awards and papers that are gathered throughout a student’s life! Good luck to everyone heading back to school within the next month!

 

Nisei Week in Little Tokyo

Nisei Week

 

Japanese culture, history, entertainment and food are celebrated every year during Nisei Week. Nisei Week  is celebrated for seven days and nights starting August 9th and running to August 17th.  The celebrations and events take place in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles.  Nisei Week was first celebrated in 1934. World War II stopped the celebrations for a few years, but they started up again and the festival is celebrating its 74th anniversary in 2014. The theme of this year’s Nisei Week is “Continuing the Legacy”, celebrating the rich history of the Nikkei and Issei cultures in Southern California. The events are sponsored and put on by the Nisei Week Foundation, a volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions through arts and cultural education. This mission is fully promoted in the parades, cultural events and sporting events that take place during the 8 day event.

The festival kicks off on August 9th with the Tanabata (Star) Festival starting at 11am. The Tanabata Festival is a parade of 240 beautifully colored handmade Tanabata Kazari (paper ornament streamers) made by over 3,000 Japanese and Japanese American community members. There is also Japanese food and traditional and contemporary dance performances. This is all part of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival that takes place August 9th, 10th and 16th at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) building. The Grand Parade takes place August 10th in Little Tokyo starting at 4pm. There are many other great events throughout the festival.

One of the main events during Nisei Week is the Nikkei Games The Nikkei Games originated in 1928 as the Junior Olympics sponsored by the Japanese Athletic Union. After World War II, the games changed their name to the Relays with larger track events and participation of the Japanese communities. The Relays lasted until 1992 and were revitalized in 1994 into the Nikkei Games.  The games include track and field events, a karate tournament, martial arts demonstrations, basketball, softball, volleyball and golf tournaments and Taiko group demonstrations. The events are held at California State University, Long Beach and other venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The JACCC Building will be the focus for displays of traditional Japanese and Japanese American arts during Nisei Week. The exhibitions include Ikebana, traditional Japanese flower arrangement, Japanese tea ceremony, Kimekomi Japanese hand-crafted dolls, Sashiko Japanese Needlecraft and much more. There will also be a car show on August 16th.  Ramen Yokocho Fest showcases the best in Japanese food to close out the Nisei Week festivities. 9 Ramen shops from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Japan will be at the Fest.

There are so many great events during Nisei Week that showcases Japanese American culture and the great Little Tokyo area. Magellan Storage is proud to have our downtown facility at 801 Commercial Street  close to Little Tokyo! See you at the Nisei Week events!

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.