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Mini Storage Business Asks City to Lower Developer Fees

by John Stevens February 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Paul Ridenour, senior vice president for construction and development at Derrel’s Mini Storage, recently met with the Clovis city council. He requested that the city lower the development fees that the city charges mini storage businesses. He presented information that indicated that some of the fees, especially water and sewer, may be excessive for mini storage facilities. [More]

Everything is on the Up-and-Up for Self Storage Aggregator

by Winnie Hsiu February 15, 2012 6:56 PM
Society today has become one that is all about ease and comfort. We want everything faster and with as little fuss as possible. Give it—whether “it” is a self storage facility or cheeseburger value meal—faster than the next guy and we’ll pretty much become a customer for life. [More]

Some Self Storage Companies are Making Money and They Didn’t Know It

by Tony Gonzalez February 14, 2012 8:25 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry—or any other enterprise for that matter—the main focus of the business is to make money. Every business will have make the bulk of it through their primary function, i.e. the self storage industry providing space for self storage, but every company is always looking to make a little more when they can. [More]

Outdoor RV Storage Given Nod of Approval in Clarington, Canada

by Holly Robinson February 14, 2012 8:00 PM
For the last several years, residents of Clarington, Canada, have been clashing with the owners of a storage business that stored RVs, boats and trailers. Neighbors claimed that the neighborhood was not zoned for a storage facility. The owners of the storage facility felt there was a need for storage in the community. This dispute is finally coming to a resolution. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Make a Little Water Go a Long Way

by John Stevens February 13, 2012 6:27 PM
Water covers nearly three quarters of the earth. The human body is made up of mostly water, and people cannot go too long without drinking at least a little of the clear liquid. The importance of water to basic living goes without saying, but one self storage company has figured out a way to make water even more important than it already is. [More]

LifeStorage Mokena Continues Food Drive Through 2012

by Kim Kilpatrick February 13, 2012 6:18 PM
At Thanksgiving and during the Christmas holidays, people open their hearts – and their wallets – to help out the less fortunate members in their community. People donate toys, food, coats, gloves, and money to various charities in their communities. The holidays are behind us yet LifeStorage in Mokena, Illinois, has decided to continue its food-drive efforts throughout 2012. [More]

The Self Storage Industry: Where Practicality Meets Politics

by Winnie Hsiu February 10, 2012 7:20 PM
If there is anything that can be said for the self storage industry, it is the fact that it is pretty practical. People need space (for any of a number of reasons). A self storage facility offers space to be used for a certain price; need identified and satisfied. Now if only the world of modern day politics could be so practical? [More]

Fire Destroys Self Storage Unit in Georgia

by Holly Robinson February 10, 2012 7:19 PM
When I was a senior in high school, I learned how to play Tara’s Theme on the piano. The music is from the movie “Gone with the Wind.” I loved the music and I loved the movie. (I always felt that Scarlett was foolish to love Ashley, who was such a milquetoast, instead of Rhett, who was so dashing and derring-do.) So I felt great sadness when I read about a fire that destroyed memorabilia from the movie. [More]

Self Storage Company Good for the Body and Soul

by Tony Gonzalez February 9, 2012 2:07 PM
The current adult generation grew up hearing this phrase in commercials during Saturday morning cartoons: Milk. It does your body good; pass it on. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that would say they ever thought the word ‘milk’ in that phrase could be replaced with ‘self storage.’ [More]

Free Webinar on Mastering Sales Practices

by Kim Kilpatrick February 9, 2012 11:21 AM
Spring is right around the corner. And with the advent of spring, homeowners turn their attention to cleaning out their garage or basement and organizing their homes. Where will they put all of their kids' snow clothes, snowboards, skis, sledding tubes, and the snowmobile? What will they do with the furniture in the family room while they are remodeling it? [More]
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