Monthly Archives: October 2013


Halloween Activities In and Around Atlanta


Happy Halloween

 

Fall is the time for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, fall festivals and trick-or-treating! There are many Halloween related events in the Atlanta area from visiting actual haunted houses to getting scared at over the top man-made haunted houses.

Atlanta Ghostly Happenings

Atlanta isn’t quite as active in the unusual paranormal activity as other cities in Georgia, especially Savannah, because Atlanta is a newer city that had to be re-built after the Civil War. But, there are definitely otherworldly activity taking place in and around the city if you know where to look. The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research is a highly professional group of experts that recommend going to certain places around the area for real haunted houses. The Roswell Ghost Tour visits the Old Roswell Cemetery in Roswell, Georgia for a lesson in history and hauntings. Marietta, Georgia has more than a few ghostly attractions that can be discovered during the Ghosts of Marietta Tour. The Kennesaw House in Marietta, which is currently the home of the Marietta Museum of History is home to many Civil War spirits as the house was used as both a hospital and a morgue during the War.

Atlanta’s Haunted Houses

If you are looking for more modern spooky and scary events, then there are many haunted house options for you. USA Today listed the top 10 Atlanta haunted houses in a recent article. The Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross, Georgia, is the main Halloween attraction in the Atlanta area. This haunted complex has live actors, special effects and incredible monsters. It has been featured on Travel Channel and CNN. You can also enjoy Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia, where the park is transformed into a haunted amusement park with rides and haunted houses.

Family Fall Festivals

For the family, there are many fall festival and pumpkin patches, including the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch. Check with your local city for more Halloween celebrations. The big fall festival in the Atlanta area is at Stone Mountain State Park’s Pumpkin Festival. The festival has costume parties and contests, crafts, family shows and more. To go along with the spooky season, there is also the Tour of Southern Ghost Storytelling Festival where ghost stories are shared to one and all! Uncle Shuck’s farm hosts a pumpkin patch fall festival with corn mazes, hay rides and other family activities. The Atlanta Zoo has Boo at the Zoo with magical paths, treats, crafts, costume contests and entertainment in the zoo setting. The Atlanta Aquarium is having “Georgia A-Scary-Um” through November 2nd for a safe and family friendly environment to celebrate the season. Don’t miss the Owl O’ Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival at Kennesaw State University on October 26th, which features a balloon glow flight, hot air balloon rides, trick or treating, food and more.

There is so much to see and do for the Halloween holiday in the Atlanta area. Storage World wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

 


5 Storage Tips for Mobile Storage Containers


Storage World on Wheels mobile storage trucks

Storage World on Wheels containers are secure, dry, and safe, and offer a convenient way for you to store your belongings on a temporary basis. You can also have a mobile container delivered directly to your home or business, so you won’t have to rent a truck or move all of your belongings yourself. Whether you are packing a mobile container delivered to your door or packing one up ‘on site’, there are several key things you should remember. These tips are also great for storing in a mobile container or a regular self storage unit. The tips will help you optimize the space that is in your mobile storage container.

1. Store large furniture in the back of the container Large items of furniture should always be placed towards the back of the storage container. This will maximize the storage space in the container. Where possible, disassemble furniture, such as tables and bed frames, to fill in any gaps, and always keep instructions with them to help you put them back together. If you are storing chairs, stack them up so that the seats are lying on each other like you’re putting together a puzzle. Also, place couches and mattresses vertically in the storage container to optimize space. Put items that you will need to access more frequently towards the front of the storage container.

2. Wash clothing and other fabrics before storage Any fabrics should be washed and dried before you put them into storage. Failing to do so can lead to pest infestations which can ruin your clothing, curtains or linens. Try to pack malleable possessions such as clothing last. They can be used to fill in any gaps if you are limited on space, as well as being easily accessible if you need to get them out. Do not pack clothing in plastic bags as moisture can build up over time and damage the clothing.

3. Use boxes for storing It is a good idea to pack belongings into sturdy boxes. As these have rigid square shapes, boxes are very easy to stack, meaning that little space will be wasted. With delicate items, leave a little bit of empty space in each box and fill it with bubble wrap to act as protection.

4. Clean appliances thoroughly before placing in storage Always clean kitchen and electrical appliances and dry them thoroughly before placing them in storage. Leave refrigerator and freezer doors slightly open in storage for good air circulation. As with larger items of furniture, appliances should be kept towards the back.

5. Keep an inventory list Label boxes with their contents and keep an inventory list to cross reference when you are moving the items out of storage. If there are any items you may need to access, keep this in mind and try to keep them towards the front of the mobile container.


WonderRoot Creative Reuse


WonderRoot Creative ReUse

 

Storage World is very happy to have many local businesses utilize our storage facilities. In future blog posts, we will spotlight some of the businesses and organizations that have storage units at Storage World. This month we are pointing the spotlight on WonderRoot Creative Reuse.

WonderRoot Creative Reuse is one of the many projects of WonderRoot. The organization is an Atlanta based non-profit organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. The organization believes that art is an agent of change and that by empowering people with the sources and ability to create art, you empower people with the means to create change. WonderRoot was founded in 2004 in response to Atlanta’s need for an organization to unite artists and community advocacy. You can find out more about the group via their social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

WonderRoot Creative Reuse is a program that promotes artistic expression, environmental awareness and community through the collection and redistribution of salvaged material for creative reuse. The group collects material that can be used for arts and crafts such as art supplies, yarn, fabric and even random items like bottle caps, wine corks and travel and nature magazines, which have great photos that can be used for collage materials. All of these items are donated by people who don’t have a need for them anymore. WonderRoot Creative ReUse repurposes the donated items while keeping them from being thrown away. The materials are used in workshops and outreach programs such as after-school programs, schools and summer camps. The materials are also donated to art teachers and other non-profit programs in the Atlanta area such as: Refugee Sewing Society in Clarkston, Georgia, Re:Loom in Decatur,  Georgia and Trees Atlanta.

The group also sells the donated materials for fund-raisers that are held throughout the year. WonderRoot Creative Reuse is participating in the Atlanta Mini Maker Fair on October 26th at Georgia Tech. Keep up to date on WonderRoot Creative Reuse events via their blog, as well as WonderRoot’s social media pages.

Storage World is happy to support WonderRoot Creative Reuse by donating a storage unit for the program. If you are interested in donating materials for this great organization, you can drop off the materials at our 3 locations in Decatur, Jonesboro or Stockbridge.

 


Good Luck to the Atlanta Braves!


 

Atlanta Braves The 2013 baseball season is officially over, but not for the Atlanta Braves! The Braves are heading to the playoffs for the 8th time in the last 13 years. The Braves won the National League Eastern Division Championship this season with a 96-66 record, which was the 2nd best record in the National League. The Braves are getting ready to play the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the first game of the Division series in Los Angeles.

The Atlanta Braves, under coach, Fredi Gonzalez, hope to continue their winning season through to the World Series. The Braves have played in a few World Series and have won two in 1995 and 1957.The 1995 team was destined to win with All-Star players, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavin and John Smoltz. David Justice hit a home run that lead to the 1-0 victory of the Cleveland Indians in game 6 of the series to give the team the lead and World Championship. Since 1995, the team has been in the playoffs up through the league championship series, but hasn’t made to the World Series since 1995.

The Atlanta Braves is the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America. The first conception of the team, owned by Ivers Whitney Adams, goes back to 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings in the newly created National League. The team had many names and owners during the years in Boston including the Boston Braves, whose 1914 team is one of most well-known teams in baseball history. In 1953, the team was moved to Milwaukee and in 1966, the team found its current home in Atlanta. The team played at Atlanta Stadium until the 1996.  They now play at Turner Field, which was built for the 1996 Olympics. Hank Aaron, who was a long-time legendary member of the Braves, is the major league leader in RBI’s and the Braves all-time leader in runs and hits.

With clubhouse leader, Jason Heyward, back in the line-up after an injury this summer, the Braves are looking good for the 5 game Division Series with the Dodgers. Other key players to a Braves win include Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and Kris Medlen, who is taking the mound tonight for the Braves against Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. They might be considered the underdog, but fans don’t care! The fans are excited and ready for a great series! Good Luck to the Braves!!!


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