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Self Storage Helping Brits Party

by John Stevens March 30, 2012 5:57 PM
How many of us have ever thought about how nice it would be to go out with friends at the end of the week to blow off some steam at the local hang out? Now how many of us lately have stayed home rather than go out at the end of the week because it costs too much to go out nowadays? [More]

Dymon Self Storage in Canada Partners with Soles4Souls

by Kim Kilpatrick March 30, 2012 12:45 PM
Dymon Self Storage has partnered with Soles4Souls in an effort to collect gently worn shoes that will be given to people in need around the world. From April 1st through April 30, shoe donations can be dropped off at Dymon Self Storage. Monday through Friday, Dymon is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. [More]

Necessity is the Mother of Invention for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu March 29, 2012 2:23 PM
A lot of major discoveries during the history of the world have come about for one of two reasons-- either by shear accident or out of necessity. Often times it is the need for change or the very least the need for an alternative to the status quo that gets people to discover the latest and greatest innovations that can shape our society. [More]

U-Store-It in New York City Becomes Cube Smart

by Holly Robinson March 29, 2012 1:29 PM
In September 2011, U-Store-It underwent a new branding and service model and became known as CubeSmart. CubeSmart recently introduced the new brand to the New York City area. All of its 24 New York locations will display the CubeSmart brand by the end of March 2012. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association to Hold Conference and Trade Show

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2012 2:59 PM
The Arizona Self Storage Association will hold its 14th annual Conference and Tradeshow in Mesa, Arizona. It will run from May 7 through May 9th, 2012. It will be held at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa at 200 North Centennial Way. [More]


Self Storage Facilities Doing their Part for Mother Earth

by John Stevens March 28, 2012 1:13 PM
Ever since the world became concerned about aerosol cans damaging the ozone, people from all walks of life—business and private-- have been trying to do their part to help heal Mother Earth (or at least keep from damaging her any further). There are many ways in which a person or company can do so; on Saturday a self storage facility in Canada will be taking part in one. [More]

Self Storage Units Sometimes Full of Surprises

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2012 6:32 PM
Back in 1989 two witless time travelers sparked a catch-phrase that would stand the test of time much better than the movie that it came from. After Keanu Reeve’s Ted stated that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, for years to come there were “strange things afoot” just about everywhere. Fast forward to 2012 and the phrase still applies—especially when it comes to purchasing self storage units at auction. [More]

Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Charges of Storing Toxic Acid in a Storage Unit

by Winnie Hsiu March 27, 2012 2:47 PM
Two years ago, the storage management of Pond Springs Storage in Austin, Texas, had a rental unit where payment was in arrears for six months. Renters behind in their payment aren't anything unusual in this business. However, when they opened the storage unit, they found something very unusual -- almost two dozen 55 gallon drums full of a strange liquid. [More]

Cardinale Moving and Storage in California Wins Award

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2012 2:08 PM
Recently, the Cardinale Moving & Storage in Castroville, California, was honored with winning the Business of the Year award at the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Saturday, March 24, 2012. They are well deserving of this award. [More]

UK Self Storage Company is Looking Good

by Holly Robinson March 26, 2012 2:07 PM
The ultimate goal of every business venture—be it a self storage one or otherwise—is to make money. Second to that, the business will probably be looking for something that would indicate the likelihood of making money in what they hope would be the near future—growth. [More]
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