Pictured left to right: Regional Manager of My Neighborhood Storage Center Mark Poole, Program Director of BASE Camp Cindy Whitaker, President and Founder of BASE Camp Terri Jones, Storage Manager of My Neighborhood Storage Center – Lake Brantley Yessica Pizzarello
My Neighborhood Storage Center will be giving back to Central Florida in a big way. We have recently partnered with BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.
Tenants, auction buyers, local residents and businesses can donate items to our Charity Storage Unit and receive a tax deductible receipt. Proceeds from the sale of this publicly auctioned unit will benefit the BASE Camp Foundation.
To kick start this fundraising effort, we will be having a “DE clutter – DE feat Cancer Day” at our Lake Brantley facility located at 2800 State Rd. 434 in Longwood FL. The event takes place on Saturday, November 15th starting at 10AM. Tenants and members of the community are asked to donate items for the charity unit. Those who stop by and drop off a donated item will receive a free hotdog, chips, soda and an entry in the raffle to win a $100 gift card.
It’s the sound of our new moving trucks! We’re very excited to offer our customers even more convenience with the addition of a new moving truck at our Lake Mary and Dr. Phillips locations. We want to make your move as easy as possible at My Neighborhood Storage Center. That’s why we offer a free moving truck with your move-in. Of course, limitations may apply, so please call the My Neighborhood Storage Center location nearest you. We also have dollies and moving carts available for our tenants.
Moving in the Orlando area? Give us a call to learn how we can help with your moving and self storage needs.
A great benefit about living in Florida is access to the beach and the opportunity to enjoy plenty of water sports and even boating. For those who own a boat, however, it’s not always fun trying to figure out where you’re going to store it and exactly how you should prepare the boat for storage. Hopefully, these quick tips will make things a little easier for you.
The size of the boat and of course the owner’s manual with instructions will determine how the boat should be stored.
There is always one consistent rule when storing just about anything, you should always ensure it’s nice and clean. Remove as much gear from the boat as possible. Empty the icebox and remove food that could attract insects or rodents. Air out the cushions or any pillows you might have and wash the blankets and linens if you have those. With all that gear out of the cabin, give the boat a good scrubbing from front to back. In the process, be sure to wipe out the lockers and drawers. You should clean your bilge as well.
Next you should refill your tanks and stabilize your fuel. Change your engine oil and replace all the filters. Check the coolant in closed cooling systems for the proper degree of protection. Check the hoses, belts and clamps. Clean and disconnect the batteries. You should completely drain your fresh water tanks and water heater. It’s also highly recommended that you add non-toxic antifreeze directly to your water tank and pump it directly through your hot and cold plumbing.
On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 with the support of the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, My Neighborhood Storage Center unveiled its new sign and did the ceremonial ribbon cutting for its most recent self-storage location at 2450 S Nova Road, South Daytona, FL. Property tour of the facility promptly followed along with food and refreshments, promotional giveaways and raffle prizes. Pictured in the center with scissors in hand is Adam Mikkelson, Vice President of Liberty Investment Properties, Inc. To his right is Jennifer Bollhofer, Procurement & Vender Coordinator and Mark Poole, Regional Manager of Liberty Investment Properties, Inc.
It’s hard to imagine that it’s already summertime which means the start of Hurricane Season. The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season officially began on Sunday, June 1 and spans all of summer and most of fall, ending November 30th. The National Hurricane Center stresses the importance of early preparation for the months preceding June – November. Throughout the summer Florida experiences more prevalent activity for tropical storms and hurricanes. My Neighborhood Storage Center encourages everyone to take the necessary precaution to ensure that you and your family and belongings remain safe in the event of a natural disaster.
Outlined below are some basic hurricane safety actions from The National Hurricane Center:
• Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge.
• At the beginning of hurricane season, check the supplies for your disaster supply kit, replace batteries and use food stocks on a rotating basis.
• During hurricane season, monitor the tropics.
• Monitor NOAA Weather Radio. It is an excellent / official source for real-time weather information and warnings.
• If a storm threatens, heed the advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.
• Execute your family plan
For those of you with storage units, we encourage you to contact the office manager to ensure that your items are properly insured for natural disasters. They will provide you with more information about coverage options. Remember, start planning early and please feel free to call us at anytime should you have questions on how My Neighborhood Storage Center might be able to assist you throughout the hurricane season.