It’s that time of year again! As Halloween inches closer to the rearview, our focus turns to the annual U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots donation drive. This year represents the 23rd consecutive year with some Security Public Storage locations participating and the 6th consecutive year with 100% participation by all of our facilities! All SPS sites will have donations bins available beginning Sunday, November 1 and will be collecting new, unwrapped toys through Friday, December 4.
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year AND there’s a full moon (a blue moon, in fact). With the coronavirus pandemic still affecting people around the world, it almost seems like the biggest trick and not-at-all a treat to adults and children alike. Despite the unique circumstances of the holiday, our communities have come together to figure out how to celebrate with extra distance and precautions in place. While traditional trick-or-treating and large gatherings may not be in the tarot cards this year, that doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled!
Peace of mind can be hard to come by during a global pandemic. Parents are trying to work from home, educate their children, keep the house clean and cook healthy meals, not to mention find time for shopping and personal time. With kids at home all day and many schools across the country continuing online learning this fall, parents may be feeling the pressure weighing heavily on their minds and bodies. At Security Public Storage, we share your frustration and want to help you ease the stress of kids going “back to school” at home.
Looking at this summer as an opportunity to explore your local community changes the tone of a year that hasn’t turned out the way anyone expected. As a resident and local staycationer in Escondido, you have a unique chance to play tourist in your own home town. Staying local also helps support businesses and individuals in your community. Many locally owned and operated businesses are really hurting due to stay-at-home orders and closures.
During this pandemic, every person has made adjustments to their typical routines in order to flow with the constantly evolving situation. Talk of the pandemic often focuses on staying home, wearing masks and preventing the spread of the virus. It’s also important to acknowledge those infected and those lost to this terrible disease. 2020 has brought darkness, but it’s important to also remember the bright spots and how quickly we have collectively evolved.
The summer of 2020 may not look the same as years past, but that doesn’t mean you can't have a vacation. Instead of taking that flight to Disneyland, embrace the idea of a “staycation” this summer, which lets you stick close to home and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. At Security Public Storage, we've compiled some staycation ideas to help you get the most out of this unusual summer.
Campgrounds and RV parks closed across the country in the middle of March due to COVID-19 concerns. As summer approaches, campgrounds in many states begin to reopen, just in time for RV season. Concerns over the coronavirus remain, which means it’s more important than ever to practice responsible RVing. Whether you live in an RV fulltime or plan on hitting the road for a vacation this summer, remember to put extra care and time into your usual cleaning routines.
At Security Public Storage, we’re pleased to announce the acquisition and opening of our 50th self storage facility. The 50th self storage facility to join the SPS family is located in Fresno, CA, on Marks Ave. Please join us in celebrating this major milestone for Security Public Storage, which is also our third self-storage facility in Fresno.
On November 1, Security Public Storage locations throughout the West Coast and greater Washington D.C. metro area began collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Collecting donations for Toys for Tots has become an annual tradition at SPS and we’re excited to announce a record-breaking number of donations from our customers. Between November 1 and December 6, 2019, our facilities collected 2,148 toys! That’s an increase of 765 toys from last year’s final total of 1,383 toys.