Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Home Décor inspired by Fall Fashion

Fall Home Décor inspired by Fall Fashion

Are you looking for a few ideas to decorate your home for fall? Take a page out of Fashion’s book and apply the same strategies to your home. Here are a few easy tips to follow when decorating your home this season.

Think of layering your items at home. In fashion, we often think of layering as adding texture, pattern, and complimentary colors, to an outfit through different pieces. The same principle can be used in decorating your home. Add texture and pattern through drapes, blankets, pillows or rugs. You can even layer textures through place settings on a fall table with placemats and napkins.

Be inspired by the colors of fall. You can find these colors in nature such as browns, oranges, greys, golds, taupe, etc. Those earthy and warm colors can be brought in through table settings or items placed on a mantle (add candles, leaves, fall flowers, etc.).

Don’t forget your accessories. You can add seasonal touches through decorative items such as a rustic bowl, frames, framed mirrors or pieces of art. These items can be in complementary colors to add depth and visual interest to the room. Also think of scented candles and diffusers with fall scents such as vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin. Certain scents can evoke memories of fun seasonal activities or special meals from the past for you and your guests.

For more home & seasonal decorating ideas, check out our Home Décor and Seasons Greetings boards on our Pinterest Account.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

During the month of October, organizations throughout the nation are bringing awareness to help stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault among women, as well as assist those who have been abused.  One such organization is Women Helping Women in West Maui.  Our 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina Team have been dedicated supporters of this organization, and helped sponsor their 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser.  The fundraiser was a huge success in large thanks to the community support surrounding this wonderful organization.

To support Women Helping Women, please follow one of the links below.  https://www.facebook.com/Women-Helping-Women-West-Maui-Task-Force-1454643838169865/timeline/

To make a donation of clothing, shoes, home items, etc. for the women living at the Women Helping Women shelter, stop by our 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina location and drop them off in the front office. Our address and the link to our website are below.  All donations are tax deductible.

5A Rent-A-Space
3600 Lwr. Honoapiilani Highway
Lahaina, HI 96761

If you are a Domestic Abuse survivor looking for help in the San Francisco Bay Area, or are looking to support a local organization, visit the links below.
Shepards Gate

Here are a few photos from the day of the event.

The 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina Team was honored at the Women Helping Women Walk a Mile in her Shoes event. Our business sponsored this local event to help end domestic violence. Employees: Scott Matovich, Maria Terra, Liz May.

Liz May of 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina, Maui at the Walk a Mile in her Shoes fundraiser on 10/3/15. This goes to support the Women Helping Women organization on Maui.

5A Lahaina Assistant Manager Maria Terra & General Manager Liz May at the Women Helping Women Walk a Mile in her shoes fundraiser. This goes to support women who are victims of Domestic Abuse.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What Conveniences and Services Does Your Storage Facility Near Lafayette Offer?

What Conveniences and Services Does Your Storage Facility Near Lafayette Offer?

Certain services and conveniences are critical when planning to rent a storage facility near Lafayette, and you want to have those services without having to pay a lot extra. It is important, therefore, to thoroughly examine a storage facility before signing a contract and make sure you are getting maximum services for every dollar you spend.

Conveniences and Services You Can Expect from Your 5A Rent-A-Space Storage Facility near Lafayette

At 5A in Moraga, we have numerous conveniences, perks and services that make storing your personal belongings with us much more desirable. These include:

  • 24/7 Kiosks for Rental Payments - Instead of waiting for the office to open, you can use the automated kiosk to rent and/or pay for rental units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also look up your account status.
  • Free Rental Van - When moving into your storage unit, you do not have to rent a van to haul your stuff. Instead, you get direct access to a facility-owned moving van for your first-time move-in with 5A. 
  • Free Gift - When you visit the 5A facility and take a tour, you will receive a free gift, which can include a recyclable tote bag for groceries and traveling. 
  • E-Waste Events - When you have items you need to dispose of, specifically electronics, you can enjoy periodical e-waste collection days at 5A. These allow you to dispose of items that cannot be placed in landfills, such as televisions, computers, peripherals, and even smartphones, without paying a charge.
  • Packing Supplies on Hand - Enjoy the convenience of picking up everything you need to store or move with boxes, tape, bubble wrap and even specialty boxes for transporting televisions, mirrors and artwork. 5A also has several types of padlocks, even the case hardened round lock. 
  • Insurance Coverage - Avoid the hassle of calling several providers and sign up for unit insurance coverage right at your storage facility. Insurance is required when you store on the premises, so if your homeowner’s policy does not cover storage units, 5A can help.
  • Dedicated Members of the Community - Managers of 5A in Moraga, Gloria Noggle and Sean Bartels, have worked hard to become respected members in the community. The 5A facility is a member of the Lions Club as well as the Moraga Chamber of Commerce and they work with other local businesses in the city and surrounding areas to ensure town growth. They are also proud sponsors of local organizations, events and even the Saint Mary’s Gaels.

Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 925-631-7000 to learn more about the features of our storage facility near Lafayette. Review our FAQs for a full list of services and conveniences you can find here. You can also reserve your unit online now. If you are not sure how much space you will need for your storing needs, use our online “Space Calculator”.

“We Are Retiring and Need More Space at Home” —Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo

“We Are Retiring and Need More Space at Home”

—Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo

Retiring is a pivotal moment in a senior’s life and definitely one that requires adjustment. Most senior citizens find storage units helpful after retirement for a multitude of reasons. If you have recently retired or are making preparations to retire this year, you too may find that renting a storage unit is beneficial.

Why Rent a Storage Unit Near San Mateo when Retiring?

A storage unit offers numerous advantages to retirees. Here are some important ones:

  • An opportunity to de-clutter your space. You have gathered a lifetime of belongings, but after retirement, you may feel it is time to sort through everything you have collected and de-clutter your home. A lot of these items may carry sentimental value, making it impossible to sell or simply discard them. However, they take up space in your home where you will now spend a lot more time each day. A storage unit will give you the opportunity to de-clutter and move those collections that you treasure somewhere safe, but out of the way and give you more livable space. These items can include photo albums, books, documents, artwork, furniture, china, and even special memorabilia. Before storing, organize and document what you are storing; listing the contents on each box, that way your things are easier to find and also to insure.
  • Time to downsize your space. Plenty of seniors will downsize their living space post-retirement. A smaller house is not only economically feasible, but easier to manage. There may be furniture items you want to hand down to family or hold on to until their value increases enough to sell. These can be carefully wrapped and stored in a storage unit.
  • An opportunity to travel more and be home less. Many seniors use retirement as an opportunity to travel the world that they could not see while working hard at their careers and raising families. If you will be traveling for long periods after retirement, you may want to place your belongings in a secure storage unit rather than leave them at home for months unsupervised. Everything from artwork to musical instruments to collectibles can be wrapped and stored temporarily.

Starting on the adventure of retirement is exciting, but it can also be challenging. To make it a little easier, consider the idea of renting a storage unit. By putting away the extra stuff you don’t need every day, you can rest assured that life’s treasures will be safe and secure while you enjoy your space and time at home in your leisure years.

Call 5A Rent-A-Space at 650-341-2964 to learn more about renting a storage unit near San Mateo for your retirement needs. Read our FAQs to learn more about storing valuables. You can also reserve your unit online now. If you are not sure how much space you will need for your household items, use our online “Space Calculator”.

Preparing your Home for Fall

Preparing your Home for Fall

  As the seasons change, it is important to pay attention to the health of your home. Paying attention to the small fixes and safeguarding your home during on seasonal weather changes, can preserve the longevity of your home. Here is a checklist of items that are important to complete during the Fall Season.

Pay attention to your Gutters: Make sure all gutters and downspouts are clean, free of leaves and are undamaged. As the rainy season approaches you want to make sure water is directed away from your home so as to not cause problems with your roof, foundation, etc.
·         Check all windows and doors for gaps: Seal all gaps in windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking. You want to protect the interior of your home from the elements as well as keep your energy bill low. 
·         Inspect your roof: Get on top of your roof and inspect for any leaks, corrosion or damage to shingles. The last thing you want is a leak in the roof causing damage outside as well as inside your home.
·         Inspect all walkways and driveways: Make sure you fix loose pavers and cracks in walkways and driveways so that as the slippery weather approaches you can eliminate people tripping or falling.

·        Prune/Trim large tree branches and shrubs in your garden/lawn:  When windy weather occurs you want to prevent damage done to your home as much as possible from the nature in your own backyard.

For more tips on Home Maintenance, please refer to our Home Improvement board on our Pinterest account. https://www.pinterest.com/5aspace/home-improvement/

You may also refer to the following articles for more information on How to prepare your Home for Fall.

Fall Fun Activities to do with the Family

Fall Fun Activities to do with the Family

   During the fall, many families are looking for fun and safe activities to participate in with their families. Below are links to activities, Trick or Treating, and Festivals in our 5A Communities that all members of the family will enjoy.

·         Boo at the Zoo – Oakland Zoo, on October 24th & 25th from 10am – 3pm. http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=1152

·         Howl-OOO-Ween at the Lindsey Wildlife Experience on Thursday October 29th from 5:30 – 8pm. http://lindsaywildlife.org/events/howl-ooo-ween/
8th Annual Downtown Walnut Creek Trick or Treat – Friday, October 23rd from 2-5pm http://www.walnutcreekdowntown.com/walnut-creek-downtown-events/walnut-creek-downtown-trick-or-treat

·         Family Halloween Concert at Canada College Main Theatre – Redwood City on October 25th at 3pm http://www.redwoodsymphony.org/concerts/2015-16/concert2_2015.html

·         Halloween at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto – on October 25th from 10:30am – 12:00pm http://www.gamblegarden.org/event/halloween-2015/

·         Halloween Spooktakular Saturday October 24th from 12pm – 3pm at Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City http://www.redwoodcity.org/residents/redwood-city-events/children-s-events/halloween-spooktakular#ad-image-10

·         Lahaina Plantation Days – October 16th – 17th from 5:30 – 10:30 celebrating with good food and live music. http://lahainarestoration.org/
·         Starry Night Cinema Hotel Transylvania – October 30th at 5:30pm. Family movie night in the park with food vendors. http://mauiarts.org/event-detail.php?id=282

·         Halloween in Lahaina - October 31st There will be a children’s parade, live entertainment and an adult costume contest. http://www.lahainahalloween.com/

Join us for some family fun!