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Welcome To California!

Welcome to California signWelcome to California! If you were ever in search of a place that has it all look no further. Within this beautiful state you can find almost any type of terrain out there. From Mountain tops and lush Redwood forests, to sandy beaches that span most of the 800 mile long coastline. Some like it hot, so if deserts are your thing, well, we have those too. We love our state here at I Need Storage and we could spend days, if not weeks, telling you all of the wonderful places to visit, so we want to share with you a few of our favorite!

San_Diego_skyline01Working our way up from the south our first stop is San Diego. Sometimes known as “America’s finest city” San Diego boasts some of the states finest attractions, pristine beaches, and sun just about 75% of the year.  Home to UCSD and the world renowned San Diego Zoo, one of our favorite places to visit is Balboa Park. Also known as the “Smithsonian of the West” Balboa Park is home to 15 museums as well as performance venues, gardens, and a plethora of attractions.

Mickey MouseNext up we have the home of the stars, Los Angeles.  The City of Angels, as it is known, is the second largest city in the United States. Home to many museums, music, theater, and dance venues, Night clubs, sports teams, movie stars, and Disneyland, the list goes on and on. If we haven’t been clear, there is no shortage of entertainment here.

Death ValleyMaking our way a little north east we have the desert.  If you dare, you can make your way to Furnace Creek home of the highest ever recorded temperature in the world at 134F. If Golf is your thing you can register for the Heatstroke Open 2014 held on June 21-22, make sure to pack your golf balls on ice!

 

Yosemite National ParkTraveling on we reach the High Sierra. Home to Vast forests, mountain peaks that reach upwards of 10,000 feet and beyond, and beautiful lakes such as Mammoth Lakes and Lake Tahoe, The Sierra Nevada’s are nothing short of breathtaking. Housed within this mountain range you can find Yosemite National Park. This year marks the parks 150th year of becoming the United States first protected wild land. Year round the park offers spectacular views and adventures that will bring out the 19th Century Pioneer in you.

 

The Golden Gate BridgeHeading west from the mountain range we find the San Francisco Bay Area! One of the world’s largest melting pots for diversity and innovation the “Bay Area” (as it is more commonly known) is home to everything from Silicon Valley to the renowned Napa Valley. Tourist destinations include the likes of the haunted Winchester Mystery House, Alcatraz Island, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia….yup, you heard that right! If you are planning a trip to this part of California, plan on staying a while. The sights and attractions are just about endless.

We haven’t even really scratched the surface of what this great state has to offer. Even if you live here chances are you haven’t experienced it all and if you live elsewhere, plan a visit and stay a while, we know you’ll love it!

Comment and share with us some of your favorite spots in California!

 

Sources:

http://www.visitcalifornia.com/

http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/

http://www.burlingamepezmuseum.com/

http://www.furnacecreekresort.com/

What Items -NOT- to Put in your Storage Unit

important-documents

Whether you’re renting a storage unit in San Francisco California, or somewhere in Orlando Florida…there are items that you should never place in a storage unit. If these items were to get into the wrong hands, you could possibly be opening to door to some unwelcome (and unpleasant) opportunities. It may never cross your mind that there is a possibility of losing ownership of your possessions when obtaining the services of a storage facility. Don’t always go with that assumption. It does happen. Always protect yourself from allowing an opportunity of crime for others, and take note of the items listed below BEFORE placing your treasured belongings into a storage unit. Store them elsewhere for safer keeping.

Degrees  / Resumes

Titles to Autos / Boats / Motorcycles / RV’s etc.

Social Security Cards / Birth Certificates / Passports

Live Credit Cards / Pay Stubs

Tax Records / Business Tax Records

Immigration Papers

Checkbooks-this is huge DESTROY ANY CHECKS FROM CLOSED ACCOUNTS  YOU COULD END UP IN JAIL!!!

Mortgage Files / Bank Statements

Professional Credentials ( ID badges, parking access cards,security badges)

Hospital Badges – Court Badges

Active Drivers License / ID Card

Homemade movies (porn) YES…think about this one!

Cell Phones with ALL of your personal info in them!

Computers loaded with all of your sensitive information

Court papers / Prison Records / Traffic tickets

Family / Friends / Animal Ashes

Uniforms ie..Police, UPS USPS, FEDEX etc…

Firearms / Weapons / Drugs /Alcohol