Contributing Editors



Self Storage Industry Doing Well World Wide

by Winnie Hsiu November 22, 2011 7:30 PM
In times of economic hardship it can be difficult for an individual to keep his or her head above water. It can be even harder for businesses since they can’t succeed if individuals and other businesses don’t have money to spend on their services. However, there are some businesses—like the self storage industry—that are not just doing well; they are expanding. [More]

Winner to Sing It Smart Video Jingle Contest Announced

by Kim Kilpatrick November 22, 2011 8:51 AM
SmartStop ™ Self Storage announced Brent Morgan of Athens, Alabama, as the winner of the "Sing it Smart" video jingle contest. Morgan receives the grand price of $5,000 for getting the most number of votes on Facebook for his catchy guitar solo "Goodbye Clutter, Hello Floors." [More]

Want People to Hear About Your Self Storage Facility? Win an Award!

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Getting started in business can be difficult. The challenges involved in getting it up and running, not to mention the act of day to day operations, can be daunting to handle. Throw in the arduous but vital task of advertising and it can be too much to handle! [More]

The Self Storage Industry is Growing in South Africa

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 9:28 AM
The self storage industry is primarily based in the United States. In 2009, 46,000 out of the 58,000 facilities around the world were located in the United States. Over recent years, the industry has seen substantial growth world-wide -- especially in South Africa. The self storage industry there has grown to be fifth in the world. [More]

Ever Wonder What You Could Stuff in a Self Storage Unit?

by Winnie Hsiu November 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Back in the 1950s there was a strange craze that swept college campuses across the country—seeing how many people could be stuffed into a telephone booth. Supposedly the craze started in South Africa with a record 25 students crammed into a booth. Some of the brightest minds in the United States tried to best that mark but were never able to. [More]

Pets and Self Storage Facilities -- An Unlikely Combination

by Tony Gonzalez November 18, 2011 11:20 AM
As the holiday season approaches, many self storage owners host charitable projects that reach out and help those in need. LifeStorage Bridgeview is reaching out to a little bit different demographic - homeless pets. [More]

SpareFoot Sponsors a Clever Marketing Contest

by Winnie Hsiu November 17, 2011 6:04 PM
Last week, SpareFoot launched a social media contest for storage operators through its SelfStorage.com partner social media accounts. It is called The Best Self-Storage Marketing Idea Contest. Storage facility managers and owners are asked to share their most creative marketing ideas that could be used to get more people to rent units with them. Ideas could be tried and true ones or crazy ones they are thinking about and haven't tried just yet. [More]

Self Storage Auction Truly a Golden Investment

by Holly Robinson November 17, 2011 5:11 PM
The self storage industry has proven to be quite a reliable investment since the economy started to go south. Some might consider it gold; others might just consider it smart investing. There have been stories about people finding treasures that are as good as gold to them, but in the case of a self storage unit a San Jose man recently bought the meaning “good as gold’ is literal. [More]

New Jersey Self Storage Facilities get Really Involved in their Communities

by John Stevens November 17, 2011 5:01 PM
Often times when it comes to giving back to the community, individuals will stand out from the rest, whether they are individual people from all walks of life or individual businesses. Rarely can you find an industry that makes community involvement as common a practice as the self storage industry does in New Jersey. [More]

Self Post Self Storage Joins Coat Drive in New York City

by Kim Kilpatrick November 15, 2011 12:00 PM
If you have been following our news for very long, you will see a trend in the articles that we write about the self storage industry. That trend is of owners and managers of self storage facilities reaching out to members of the local community by helping with charitable activities. [More]
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