The scissors jack is for under the headers. If you're not comfortable with that then no biggie, it is your bike after all.
Maybe I'll put a bathroom scale under there one day to see how much weight is actually carried there. But it's really not all that much.
The professional or home made wheel lifts hook to either side of the forks. I don't know how he lifts the front end into the plywood supports, but the pro ones use wheels and leverage and are pretty easy. A pro lift is probably the "best" option, but I didn't want the expense or to have to store it in the garage, plus it does me no good if I have to change tires out on the road somewhere.
Another poster used a tie down strap from the rear rack to an anchor in his garage floor. Any solid point mounted low should work if your neighbor isn't handy. You could even run one end of the strap under your car wheel or hook it to a bumper (metal, not plastic).
There are lots of options depending on your budget, your fussiness, and your cleverness.
You'll enjoy the Storms. I've been through 3 fronts and 5 rears already and so far, they're my favorite tire.
I just put on a set of Dunlop Roadsmarts. They have a dual compound rear for mileage, and a bunch of other marketing BS for better handling, wet grip, etc. We'll see how they feel over the next couple of months, and how long they last.