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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Malibu, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Malibu, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Malibu, CA, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Malibu, CA

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Malibu, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Malibu, CA

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Malibu, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Malibu, CA

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Malibu, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Malibu, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Latest News in Malibu, CA

Dvele Drops a Self-Powered Prefab in Malibu

Dvele is a modular prefab home company making "self-powered" homes that come with solar panels and battery storage. Their homes are possible because they get a critical point that many on the "electrify everything" bandwagon do not: The first thing that you should do is "drive down consumption with efficiency.""We engineer our homes based on the underlying premise that producing homes that require significantly less energy to operate will reduce the total energy needed to power the home," said t...

Dvele is a modular prefab home company making "self-powered" homes that come with solar panels and battery storage. Their homes are possible because they get a critical point that many on the "electrify everything" bandwagon do not: The first thing that you should do is "drive down consumption with efficiency."

"We engineer our homes based on the underlying premise that producing homes that require significantly less energy to operate will reduce the total energy needed to power the home," said the company. "With this goal at the forefront, producing a self-powered home becomes much more attainable."1

Dvele does this by building to the PHIUS standard, reducing energy consumption by up to 90%. When you hammer away at demand with LED lighting, induction cooking, and heat pumps, it doesn't take many panels or batteries to keep it going.

That is one of the interesting features of this new home in Malibu, California, which is built to replace a home lost in the 2018 Woolsey Fire that burned the state's Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. It is "fully grid-independent even when the sun is not shining, effectively protecting homeowners from the inconveniences and safety risks associated with long-term weather-related power outages."2

Sometimes it seems some of the ideas in a Dvele home might be competing with others. They work so hard to drive down consumption, and then fill it back up with "smart home" features, including 200 real-time sensors "built into every crevice" so that the home adapts to your every routine and behavior.

According to the Devele press release:

"To paint a picture of what life would be like once you transition into this next-generation home, imagine it helping you wind down for bed by automatically regulating the temperature to your liking, locking all your doors, turning off your lights, shutting all your shades, filtering in fresh air, and playing a white noise machine on your speaker for a set amount of time. And then picture waking up well-rested to a shower that knows your schedule and has the exact right temperature ready and waiting for you to start your day, wasting no time."2

If some of the smart home features seem superfluous, the health-promoting features do not in this current plague. Architects, engineers, and building scientists have worried for centuries about water and human waste, but until the pandemic, air quality in homes was left to a contractor doing a heat loss calculation and a bathroom fan. Now, thanks to the building scientists and doctors who realized that Covid was airborne, attitudes are changing. As epidemiologist David Fisman puts it, "Air: it’s the new poop."

Dvele delivers continuous filtered fresh air from an Energy Recovery Ventilator with MERV 13 filters, with "a ventilation strategy that pushes/supplies fresh, filtered air in down low in the breathing zone, while drawing stale, used air out from above for a continuous fresh-air experience."3 They claim to capture 90% of outdoor air contaminant particles, and use some of those sensors to circulate more air when carbon dioxide (CO2) spikes or "the home anticipates VOC increases from cooking."2

This is why I am liking the Dvele concept so much. Fundamentally, for health comfort, you want to start with the tight envelope and controlled and filtered air supply you get with PHIUS or Passivhaus. For resilience, you want the insulation that will keep you warm or cool, and the batteries and solar panels certainly help. I am even coming to like the 200 sensors and the monitoring of everything from CO2 levels—a proxy for Covid-19—to the moisture in the walls.

None of this is cheap and, until recently, people would rather invest in more space or granite counters. But the previous house on this site was destroyed in a wildfire. California energy officials are warning of possible blackouts this summer. In March of this year, the state had record-breaking heatwaves. They are even worried about noise pollution.

The Dvele approach to health, resilience, and energy independence is looking increasingly attractive.

Malibu High School Ranked No. 176 In CA: U.S. News

The ranking puts Malibu and Santa Monica high schools in the top six percent of public schools nationally. MALIBU, CA — Malibu High School is the No. 176 best high school school in California, according to a new statewide ranking by U.S. News and World Report. This year's list of best high schools evaluated more than 17,800 schools nationwide, including 1,603 in the Golden State.The 2022 ranking of best high schools is intended to show how well the nation's public schools serve all students, regardless of achievement le...

The ranking puts Malibu and Santa Monica high schools in the top six percent of public schools nationally.

MALIBU, CA — Malibu High School is the No. 176 best high school school in California, according to a new statewide ranking by U.S. News and World Report. This year's list of best high schools evaluated more than 17,800 schools nationwide, including 1,603 in the Golden State.

The 2022 ranking of best high schools is intended to show how well the nation's public schools serve all students, regardless of achievement level, by teaching them basic skills and preparing them for college-level work, according to a news release from U.S. News.

Families can also use the rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local levels on factors such as graduation rates and college readiness.

Two Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District high schools were ranked among California's best. Malibu High School landed at No. 176 and Santa Monica High School ranked at No. 108.

This puts both schools in the top six percent of public schools in the nation, according to Gail Pinsker, community and public relations officer for SMMUSD.

"This recognition by a highly respected publication illustrates that our stellar teachers, staff and leaders are truly supporting and preparing our students for college and career," SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati said in a news release. "We congratulate each school site team and our students for their hard work, dedication and forward-thinking."

While thousands of schools were evaluated, 10 California schools were ranked among the top 100 nationally, according to U.S. News:

You can search the full list here. No California schools made the top ten national ranking.

This year's schools were ranked on six measures: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment performance, state assessment proficiency, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance and graduation rates.

The data used in this year's ranking is from the 2019-20 academic school year. U.S. News adjusted its calculation of these measures to account for the impact COVID-19 had on schools in the 2019-20 school year.

Since most states closed schools for in-person instruction starting in March 2020 — typically just before most states conduct assessments — the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forgo state testing for the 2019-20 school year.

To account for this, U.S. News relied on past assessment data from the three prior ranking years. Researchers also incorporated state science assessment data from the 2018-19 school year.

Read more about the Best High Schools methodology.

Mother's Day Gifts 2022: What Do Malibu Moms Really Want?

Check out where to buy flowers and a spa treatment in Malibu for Mother's Day. MALIBU, CA — What do Malibu moms want from their kids this Mother's Day?What many will likely get come May 8 are jewelry and Mother's Day brunch or dinner out. Those two categories are driving a record ...

Check out where to buy flowers and a spa treatment in Malibu for Mother's Day.

MALIBU, CA — What do Malibu moms want from their kids this Mother's Day?

What many will likely get come May 8 are jewelry and Mother's Day brunch or dinner out. Those two categories are driving a record $31.7 billion in Mother's Day spending, a $3.6 billion increase over last year's record, according to a report last week from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insight & Analytics.

Some 84 percent of U.S. adults said they plan to celebrate Mother's Day with a gift, spending $245 on average on their mothers and mother figures, the report said. Jewelry stores alone are expected to see $7 billion in spending, according to the report.

That's good news for jewelry and keepsake shops around Malibu.

If you're planning to treat Mom to dinner out, reservations are going quickly at restaurants in Malibu, including those OpenTable recently listed among the 100 Best Brunch Spots in America. Reservations are up 39 percent from pre-pandemic 2019, and up 13 percent from 2021, the online reservation service said last week.

And, according to the OpenTable survey, almost half (48 percent) of moms want to celebrate Mother's Day at a restaurant. The survey of 1,255 adults also showed that 45 percent plan to make up for lost time with their mother figures during the pandemic by "going big" this year.

There are plenty of brunch and dinner opportunities in the Malibu area on Mother's Day, including Geoffrey's, Malibu Beach Inn, Moonshadows and The Sunset Malibu.

A 2021 YouGov poll revealed the top five gifts moms want are flowers, a card with a heartfelt message, a gift certificate to the spa or for a massage, jewelry and chocolate. Most moms are satisfied with however their children honor them on Mother's Day, though, with 58 percent saying they've never been disappointed by their kids' shows of affection and appreciation.

Some reliable go-to places for gifts in Malibu include:

We took our own informal survey of several Patch moms. While by no means scientific, it revealed some similar themes.

"We have always had the girls make homemade cards — even now that they are teenagers," one mom told us, adding the handwritten notes are "so much more meaningful than any Hallmark card could ever be."

Some new moms and those with small children don't want stuff as much as they do a break.

"New moms can't expect to get anything from the kids," one Patch mom told us. "I'd say a restaurant gift certificate for them. That's one less meal to cook."

Another said: "My toddler keeps me running around all the time and doesn't sleep, so any time I can have to take care of myself, anything to feel pampered even just for an hour — mani/pedi, hair blown out, restaurant gift card so I don't have to cook, or just an offer to watch him for one hour."

Related: Mother's Day 2022 Gift Guide

It never hurts to drop a hint.

"I want a plant — not flowers, because they don't last as long — but a plant that my husband knows I have a spot for and the right light for," one mom told us. Another said, "you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine."

And another Patch mom treats herself to a hike on Mother's Day. "The kids usually join in," she said, "even if they don't want to."

Said another: "Alone time! Night at a hotel. Dinner date or night out with friends. Meals pre-ordered and handled."

Precious ones, we have news for you: Each of you is going to give your mom 45 pieces of homemade artwork between now and when you leave the nest, according to a survey last year conducted by OnePoll for the art website Canvaspop. And while your moms may say they'll treasure your creative expressions as if Picasso himself were responsible — and, in fact, three-fourths of them display some of it on their walls — another fact is 41 percent agree you're "no Picasso."

So, change that up, kiddos.

More than two-thirds of moms last year said they want more family photos for their walls, but with a catch: Give mom a break from behind the shutter and take photos that include her. The average mom surveyed said she's featured in less than half of family photos.

This survey was in 2021, but unless you wore out the shutter on your camera taking photos, the advice holds.

With inflation at a 40-year high, money is tight for many Malibu families. Experiences count a lot with moms, and they don't have to break the budget.

"I don't need stuff," a Patch mom with an adult child told us. She just wants to spend quality time with her daughter.

"A mom's view of Mother's Day changes as kids get older," another Patch mom said. "When they were little, homemade cards and a Mother's Day spa getaway from them was pure bliss. Now the perfect Mother's Day for me involves dressing up, going out to dinner, and listening to all of their laughter and stories."

But, she said, "I still love the homemade cards and have saved them all through the years!"

Here's another idea: Pick up a nice, cloth-covered journal and write down some of your favorite memories of Mom. Be sure to include some of the bits of advice she's dished out over the years. And don't forget to tell her she was right.

Or how about a scavenger hunt for some of Mom's favorite things? That idea comes from Woman's Day. Or how about a custom jigsaw puzzle of a cherished family photo featuring Mom front and center? (This assumes you've followed the advice above and gotten Mom out from behind the shutter.)

What is your idea of a perfect Mother's Day gift? Tell us in the comments.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy carries his and wife Peta Murgatroyd's grocery bags as the couple head out on errand run in Malibu

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Murgatroyd were spotted stocking up on groceries in Malibu, California on Wednesday afternoon.The Ukrainian-born dancer, 42, exited a nearby Whole Foods with two bags in hand while Peta, 35, trailed behind with her cellphone in hand.Maksim cut a casual figure for the shopping trip in a pair of black basketball shorts and a plain white tee.Grocery run: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Mur...

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Murgatroyd were spotted stocking up on groceries in Malibu, California on Wednesday afternoon.

The Ukrainian-born dancer, 42, exited a nearby Whole Foods with two bags in hand while Peta, 35, trailed behind with her cellphone in hand.

Maksim cut a casual figure for the shopping trip in a pair of black basketball shorts and a plain white tee.

Grocery run: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Murgatroyd were spotted stocking up on groceries in Malibu, California on Wednesday afternoon

He shielded himself from the blazing Southern California sun with a pair of sunglasses and a black baseball cap.

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The Dancing With The Stars pro had a pair of Apple AirPods in his ears and a watch on his wrist.

Peta highlighted her toned legs in a pair of black leggings styled with a black crewneck sweatshirt with 'New York Tribeca' printed on the front of it.

She completed the look by pairing white socks with fuzzy black sandals.

Keeping it casual: Maksim cut a casual figure for the shopping trip in a pair of black basketball shorts and a plain white tee. Meanwhile, Peta highlighted her toned legs in a pair of black leggings styled with a black crewneck sweatshirt with 'New York Tribeca' printed on the front of it

Her bleach blonde hair was worn down and she rocked a pair of brown-tinted shades.

The couple's errand run comes just two weeks after the pair enjoyed a short vacation to Ojai, California.

Peta documented some of the trip on her Instagram, sharing a series of photos of herself and a shirtless Maksim.

'...Ojai for a hot minute,' she wrote in the caption referencing the small-town tourist destination between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California.

Quick get-away: The couple's errand run comes just two weeks after the pair enjoyed a short vacation to Ojai, California. Peta documented some of the trip on her Instagram, sharing a series of photos of herself and a shirtless Maksim

Peta took a selfie of her and Maksim looking into the camera while standing cheek-to-cheek.

She wore a grey sweater and had her long blonde hair down around her shoulders.

Peta let her natural beauty shine without makeup while standing next to shirtless Maksim.

She also shared another snap on Instagram showing the couple kissing.

Tender moment: The 35-year-old dancer shared photos of her and shirtless Maksim, 42, on their get-away with her roughly 927,000 followers on Instagram

Local destination: '...Ojai for a hot minute,' Peta wrote in the caption referencing the small-town tourist destination between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California

Peta in her Instagram Stories shared several clips from their 'spontaneous' two-day trip to a serene Ojai spot only 45 minutes from their home in Malibu, California.

Peta and Maksim have been married since July 2017 and have five-year-old son Shai together.

Maksim confirmed last month that he had fled from Ukraine to Poland amid the Russian attack on Ukraine.

Going strong: Peta and Maksim, shown earlier this month in Miami Beach, Florida, have been married since July 2017 and have five-year-old on Shai together

He was in Ukraine's capital Kyiv to film a dance show when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 and documented his return to Los Angeles via Poland on social media.

Maksim later returned to Poland to use his platform to help people impacted by the invasion, teaming up with businessman-humanitarian Michael Capponi's Global Empowerment Mission and Bethenny Frankel's BStrong foundation to help provide the people of Ukraine with aid amid the invasion from Russia.

The Dancing With The Stars pro dancer was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and his family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1994.

Ukraine war: Maksim, shown in February on Instagram after war broke out in Ukraine, confirmed last month that he had fled from Ukraine to Poland amid the Russian attack on Ukraine

Day of Community & Education

The Advocacy Group Project, in partnership with The Giving Express and Oak Forest Recovery, invite the community to join them on May 21, 2022 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the first annual Day of Community & Education. Held on the beautiful grounds of Oak Forest Recovery in Thousand Oaks (455 Manzanita Lane, Thousand Oaks CA 91361), this fun and informative event will feature insights and solutions into the addiction and mental health crisis currently impacting families nationwide. Hear from former NFL quarterback, Eric Kramer who will share his ...

The Advocacy Group Project, in partnership with The Giving Express and Oak Forest Recovery, invite the community to join them on May 21, 2022 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the first annual Day of Community & Education. Held on the beautiful grounds of Oak Forest Recovery in Thousand Oaks (455 Manzanita Lane, Thousand Oaks CA 91361), this fun and informative event will feature insights and solutions into the addiction and mental health crisis currently impacting families nationwide. Hear from former NFL quarterback, Eric Kramer who will share his inspiring story of a failed suicide attempt which arose from the tragic loss of his son, a local Thousand Oaks High School student, to a heroin overdose. Gain valuable training in how to effectively administer NARCAN. Get treated to mini massages, yoga and Reiki sessions. Mingle with other parents, teens and local community leaders as you enjoy local food and drink vendors. The event is free to attend and open to all ages.

RJ Elizarraz, owner of Oak Forest Recovery and Day of Community & Education partner and location host, shares a personal passion for helping families in the Conejo Valley overcome addiction.

“In 2010 I fell victim to the opioid crisis. After 7 years of hell, I decided to get clean and sober and turn my life around. In a moment of clarity, I decided I wanted to be part of the solution not the problem. Having 5 years of sobriety now, I continue to make it my mission to help educate and support those in need of recovery, especially those in the Conejo Valley area. I was born and raised here and it only felt natural to open up Oak Forest Recovery in the community I have called home and loved my entire life.”

Highlights of the event include:

Kick off the day with a short group meditation.

Lauren Brock, founder of The Advocacy Group, leads a group discussion about addiction and the mental health crisis with families, alongside parents whose children are in the various stages of recovery. Learn how to administer life-saving NARCAN effectively as well as, other long term sobriety strategies to combat the overdose crisis.

The Giving Express will be onsite answering questions about and offering mini treatment sessions including Reiki, massage, yoga, and more. Meet and mingle with other local families and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors & food trucks on the beautiful grounds of Oak Forest Recovery.

Close out the day with a grounding and cleansing sound bath.

Please register for the Day of Community & Education here: https://tagproject.community/r...

To learn more or make a donation please visit: https://tagproject.community/d...

About the Advocacy Group Project (TAGP): Founded in 2022, The Advocacy Group Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization and an expansion of the service work that has been done over the last two years in the community arm of The Advocacy Group and home of The Croft Fund. For more information about The Advocacy Group Project please visit https://tagproject.community.

About The Croft Foundation: The Croft Fund was established to subsidize and provide financial assistance for substance abuse and mental health services to individuals and families seeking long-term recovery. The funds raised not only sponsor people in traditional inpatient treatment, but can continue to finance ethical, structured, long term sober living for up to 12 months of sustained recovery.

About The Giving Express: The Giving Express is a non-profit organization that hosts themed Pop-Up Giving Events with the simple belief that the act of giving is a powerful agent of change. The Giving Express events ignite a passion for generosity and provide ordinary people with a way to use their unique resources and skills to surprise people with unexpected and needed support in communities across the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about The Giving Express please visit https://thegivingexpress.org

About Oak Forest Recovery: Founded in 2017, Oak Forest Recovery offers those struggling with addiction and mental illness a safe and supportive environment of highly structured sober living homes and a dual diagnosis treatment center. Clients have access to cutting edge treatment modalities, best in class clinicians, 12-step recovery programs and 24/7 support as they heal and learn a new way of life. For more information about Oak Forest Recovery please visit https://oakforestrecovery.com.

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