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Technology is the Wave of the Future in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick August 10, 2011 7:01 PM
Many years ago when computers cost even more than they do now and did a whole lot less, consumers were led to believe that computers are our friends. Movies like 1983’s War Games with Mathew Broderick tried to get us to believe computers just wanted to play tic tac toe and destroy the world. Fast forward to modern times and technology has become as integral a part of our lives as food and water. [More]

The More you do the More you Earn in Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2011 6:46 PM
There is an old saying that claims that variety is the spice of life; to keep things interesting you have to change it up. The same can be said when it comes to the self storage industry except variety is not necessarily the spice in self storage life. It is the sustenance. [More]

Philanthropy Commonplace at Self Storage Facilities

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2011 2:21 PM
Even when times are good in the country there are always people that are in need. When times are not so good (like now), even more people become in need of a helping hand to meet their basic needs. The good thing is that there are many people that recognize this and work to help those who need helping whenever they can. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to do More Than Keep Your Stuff Safe

by Tony Gonzalez August 8, 2011 7:28 PM
Self Storage companies have a simple, straight forward purpose—to give you a place to store your precious keepsakes and to keep them safe. One self storage company decided that it wanted to do a little more than just keep their tenants belongings safe. They want to do something to help keep the community safe as well. [More]

The Importance of the World Wide Web to the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 8, 2011 11:28 AM
There are many old sayings that describe different avenues or paths to success in business, but there are two that apply especially well to the self storage industry: Knowledge is power and communication is the key to success. [More]

Self Storage Company Lends a Caring Hand

by John Stevens August 5, 2011 2:55 PM
Getting involved in the community can be a double-edged sword for businesses. On one hand, it is great press because the company is helping out someone or something that is in need. However, if the event is not large enough, it often goes unnoticed by the media. [More]

You Never Know What You'll Find in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick August 4, 2011 5:31 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all have opinions, and just because something is beautiful to one person does not mean the other person can’t find it hideous. The same concept holds true for the value of personal objects. People attach value for any number of different reasons. The reason only has to make sense to one person—them. [More]

Downtown Convenience Abounds on Fulton Street

by Tony Gonzalez August 4, 2011 11:46 AM
Positioned in the bustling heart of Brooklyn, the Fulton Street Extra Space Storage facility operates in one of the most highly trafficked areas of New York City [More]

Extra Space Storage Taking Another Step Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

by John Stevens August 4, 2011 9:15 AM
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) announced they have joined the well-known Energy Star program as a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working to improve energy efficiency and fight climate change through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance the organization's financial health and help preserve the environment for future generations. This development follows a recent similar endeavor by the company to embark on a solar initiative to install 100,000 solar panels in facilities across the country during the next five years at the rate of 20,000 panels per year. [More]

Knowing is Half the Battle in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 3, 2011 3:28 PM
There is a saying that used to come at the end of every G.I. Joe cartoon when the show was on during the 1980s—knowing is half the battle. While it applied to all the little life lessons that the show was trying to teach its young viewers, it also directly applies to success is in the self storage business. [More]
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