Monthly Archives: March 2016

Attend 2016 Easter Events in Atlanta


Easter Activities in Atlanta AreaSpringtime has arrived in Atlanta! Easter is this Sunday, March 27th. It should be gorgeous early spring weather for the holiday. There are many Easter events taking place in the Atlanta area this weekend including family brunches and dinners, egg hunts and attending church services.

Atlanta Area Easter Services and Brunches

Easter is a time of family celebrations and church services. Many Atlanta area restaurants have Easter brunches and reservations are filling fast! You can see which restaurant is closest to you and make reservations via Open Table. There are many Easter church services including sunrise services and regular morning services in the Atlanta area. Two of the most popular sunrise services are the Stone Mountain Sunrise Service and Callaway Gardens Easter Weekend described below:

Stone Mountain Sunrise Service

Welcome Easter with spectacular views at Stone Mountain Park. The park hosts two simultaneous, non-denominational sunrise services: one at the top of the mountain and the other at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn. Thousands of people attend the services every year. The park gates open at 4 am with the service starting at 7 am.

Callaway Gardens Easter Weekend

Callaway Gardens, just a few short hours outside of Atlanta, will once again have their annual Easter Weekend festivities. Families of all ages can enjoy the Easter sunrise service at Callaway Gardens and then join in the Easter egg hunt and festival with candy-filled Easter eggs, entertainment, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. The festivities kick off on Saturday, March 26th with a kid’s fun run and a 5K. There will be entertainment and tethered hot-air balloon rides for an additional fee all weekend.

Family Easter Events and Activities in Atlanta

The Atlanta area has many fun family activities to celebrate Easter weekend from simple egg hunts for young and old to egg drops with thousands of pieces of candy! Find out when and where they are located below.

Eggstravaganza at Callanwold

Callanwold Fine Arts Center will have the annual egg hunt, “Eggstravaganza”, on Saturday, March 26th starting at 11:15 am. There will be thousands of candy-filled eggs to find on the grounds, carnival rides, face painting, along with arts and crafts for the entire family.

North East Cobb Community Egg Drop

If you are looking for a unique Easter egg hunt, look no further than the North East Cobb Community Egg Drop that takes place at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday, March 26th. A helicopter drops over 5,000 chocolate eggs and 100,000 pieces of candy at the stadium of the school. Last year, over 25,000 people attended the egg hunt. There will be egg hunts for children three and under, carnival rides, kid zones, games, photos with the Easter Bunny and other family activities.

Eggstravaganza in the Dark

Fair Oaks Recreation Center in Marietta will sponsor, Eggtravaganza, a unique Easter Egg Hunt in the dark on Saturday, March 26th with events starting at 6:15 pm. There will be an evening egg hunt (bring a flashlight!), live entertainment, inflatables, family arts and crafts, food truck vendor and much more.

Taste of Forsyth and Easter Egg Hunt

The city of Forsyth has the Taste of Forsyth and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26th from 11 am to 5 pm at the Cummings Fairgrounds. More than 25 area restaurants will participate in the festivities. The egg hunts will start at 11:30 am for those three and under, and go throughout the early afternoon for children up to 10 years old. Admission is free to the events, but food samples can cost from $1 to $4.

Easter Events in Decatur, Jonesboro and Stockbridge

Churches and other community organizations in Decatur, Jonesboro and Stockbridge are hosting various Easter festivals and activities for the Easter holiday weekend.

Egg-citing Hike Hunt

In the Stockbridge area, there will be an “Eggciting Egg Hunt” at Panola Mountain State Park on Saturday, March 26th at 10 am. The egg hunt will be split between three age groups: 2-year-olds and younger, 3-6 years old and 7-12. . The eggs will be hidden in nature trails throughout the park. There will also be face painting, storytelling and other family activities at the park.

As the weather begins to warm and spring cleaning projects start to demand attention, it is a perfect time to move winter items into your self-storage unit and bring out the spring and summer items. Storage World has three Atlanta self-storage locations that can serve all of your storage needs from residential to business. No matter how you celebrate the holiday, Storage World wishes you and your family a wonderful Easter!

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Room by Room Tips for a Cleaner Home


Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. On the first warm day of the year, people would open their windows and doors, let fresh air in, and clean out the old ash and dirt from a home. Technology and spring cleaning techniques have certainly evolved, but it is still just as important to thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom at least once a year. Back in January we resolved ourselves to get more organized and keep our homes clean for the New Year. Now, spring is around the corner and some of the projects we wanted to do have fallen by the wayside. March is a great month to start working on the spring cleaning projects and our spring cleaning tips below can help.

Spring Cleaning Tips Room By Room

There are certain cleaning tasks that are universal throughout the house. These tasks include washing down walls and ceilings, cleaning windows and screens, shampooing and vacuuming rugs, along with replacing smoke alarm batteries. But each room in a spring cleaning project will also bring its own challenges and rewards. By creating a spring cleaning checklist with clear goals and strategies for the different areas of your home, you will complete your project quicker and more effectively.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Below are some spring cleaning tips from the largest parts of your home to the smallest.

Tips for Cleaning Your Attic

Attics become a “store-all” for everything from toy collections to holiday decorations. Spring cleaning is the best time to declutter and reorganize the attic before it gets too hot and humid.

  • Sort through items in the attic and donate, sell or store the items you no longer need.
  • Sweep the floors and wipe down the corners and windows.
  • Organize the remaining items into categories, such as holiday or children’s toys.

How to Clean the Bedrooms

We spend most of our time in our home sleeping in the bedroom. Therefore, they are the most important rooms in the house to properly clean.

  • Turn over the mattresses and vacuum.
  • Clean the linens including mattress pads, blankets, sheets, comforters and pillows.
  • Replace winter blankets with summer blankets.
  • If you store items under the bed, make sure that you sort through these items before returning them back to their storage spot.
  • Dust the dressers, chests and night stands and vacuum the carpet.

Bathroom Cleaning and Organizing Tips

The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but it is the one that most people dread to clean! It is very important to clean the bathroom from top to bottom while cleaning and wiping down the medicine cabinet.

  • Throw away any expired cosmetics, beauty products, lotions and medicine.
  • Restock the first aid kit.
  • Scrub the shower, tub, sinks and toilet. Clean the grout in tiles if that is needed. Replace the shower curtain and liner.
  • Wash down the windows and window treatments.
  • Clean and reorganize linen closets.

Living Room Cleaning and Organization Tips

Other than the bedroom, the living room is the most “lived in” room. It is very important to give the room a good cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Dust the ceiling and all wall corners. Use vacuum attachments to get to the corners in the wall and along the baseboards.
  • Vacuum the dust and clean inside upholstered chairs and couches.
  • Clean underneath and behind couches and chairs.
  • Dust the ceiling fan.
  • Remove books and knickknacks from shelves, display cases or tables and individually clean them. Then, dust the bookshelves, accent tables and the entertainment center.

Spring Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Kitchen cleaning and organization is key to keeping the home running smoothly. However there are certain tasks that should be done at least once a year during a spring cleaning project.

  • Unplug the refrigerator and dust and vacuum the refrigerator coils in the back.
  • While the refrigerator is unplugged, defrost the freezer and then wipe down the exterior and interior of the appliance.
  • Clean and organize kitchen cabinets and the pantry.
  • Throw out mismatched storage items and expired food.
  • Wipe down and clean the kitchen counters and appliances, including the microwave.

 Spring Clean Your Closets

Spring cleaning is the time to switch out winter clothes and coats for spring and summer outfits and jackets.

  • Remove all of the items from the closet.
  • Sort through the items and decide what you need to keep and what can be donated, sold or put in storage.
  • Use storage bins for items you need to access more frequently.
  • Utilize DIY storage solutions for ties, scarves, purses and shoes. These can be hung on a closet door or used to create shelving inside the closet.

If you follow your spring cleaning checklist you can go room by room and get it all done in no time. Renting a self-storage unit is a great residential storage option to store excess items after a spring cleaning or organization project. Storage World has a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for household storage. We also sell moving and packing supplies to pack and store your items!

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