Spread out across nine locations in New Jersey and New York, Treasure Island Self Storage's complexes safely house personal belongings in climate-controlled units protected by password-controlled gates and overseen by 24-hour video-surveillance feeds. The units come in a variety of sizes and are accessible seven days a week. Customers can take advantage of drive-up access and ground-floor loading, a more convenient way to store trinkets than shipping them to a relative's attic. At each location, a professional consultant is ready to assist customers, and an assortment of boxes, tape, and other packing supplies are available at each location to provide items a smooth and secure passage. Select locations are also U-Haul-authorized dealerships equipped to rent out moving trucks. Other locations provide free use of their own trucks for clients who can't balance a couch on their handlebars.
Twenty-two years ago, Mark and Lynn Zientek started New Jersey Partyworks as a small, family-run operation whose costumed characters and clowns entertained at parties, barbecues, and gatherings. Today, the business outfits small soirees as well as big-time special events with rental amusement rides, moonbounces, tents, slides, and interactive games and obstacle courses. Staff members oversee all the rides and revelry, backed by weekly trainings from managers certified in nationally recognized safety regulations and equipment maintenance as well as balloon-animal taxonomy. The company's troupe of live entertainers now includes DJs, stilt walkers, magicians, and caricaturists who help ring in special occasions for crowds of laughing kids and grownups alike.
Featured on News 12 New Jersey for his expertise on bullying, founder Ron Shuali boosts children's self-confidence and mutual respect with school presentations and high-energy summer camps. Channeling his background in martial arts, Ron instills discipline and integrity in his students, encouraging them to break the cycle of bullying by understanding its roots, motivations, and quadruple roundhouse kicks. Ron approaches life lessons directly in his presentations, but sidles up to them obliquely during his summer camps. The camps cover Shua Fun Do—Ron's kids' karate program—as well as a variety of camaraderie-building sports.
No one likes fiddling with stubborn locks or tugging at sticky storage space doors. Luckily, as long as customers keep their belongings with MakeSpace, they never have to deal with these frustrations or set foot in a cavernous and cold storage facility again. Bright green trucks deliver matching 27"x17"x12.5" bins to customers, which can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes, for example, or 70 books, or one life-size Harry Houdini-shaped J-ello mold. Once the bins are ready, the trucks come back to take them to MakeSpace's secure and weatherproof facility, where belongings are watched around the clock by a security team. Customers manage their stored inventory online, and if they need something pulled out of storage, the team will return bins to them within a 24-hour window.