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The World Wide Web of Self Storage

by John Stevens May 31, 2012 9:04 PM
Whenever you visit your parents or grandparents house do you see them go to the cabinet and pull out this large, unattractive, cumbersome book whenever they want to find a phone number or address for something? Do you find yourself wondering what that thing is? [More]

LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, Will Hold a Yard Sale June 2

by Tony Gonzalez May 31, 2012 3:48 PM
Now that summer is here, yard sales are springing up all over the place. Some yard sales are sponsored by individuals or single families. Sometimes, families join together to create a huge yard sale in the hopes of drawing bigger crowds. Sometimes, even self storage facilities sponsors yard sales for charitable organizations. LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, is one of those storage facilities. [More]

News Round Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 30, 2012 7:00 PM
There are always lots of activities going on in the self storage industry. Today is no exception. There are three items that caught my eye today: news from Maryland, Virginia, and England. [More]

Self Storage Industry Ready to Take Off Internationally

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2012 5:56 PM
When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters success is measured by ticket sales within the United States. Some do well while some bomb miserably. In both cases, it is often the international ticket sales that can make a difference saving bombs from costing the studio millions and making profitable movies even better. [More]

A Self Storage Company Says Thanks to Military Personnel in its Own Way

by John Stevens May 29, 2012 10:59 AM
Many self storage companies are going a little crazy today as the industry enjoys its version of Black Friday, Crazy Tuesday. With Memorial Day Weekend a popular time for people to move whether it is home from college or just to a new place, the self storage industry sees a healthy increase in business. Of course, it—Crazy Tuesday, Memorial Day Weekend—would not exist where it not for the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. Military. [More]

Self Storage Industry Respects its Elders

by Tony Gonzalez May 25, 2012 6:27 PM
A common reason why many self storage units are rented is to allow those who are older to clear up clutter around the home in an effort to make it easier for them to get around, a task that can become difficult as we age. Many self storage companies try to do even more to help those in their twilight years as well as those with life-limiting illnesses. [More]

Motivating Self Storage Managers

by Tony Gonzalez May 25, 2012 6:23 PM
As a business owner, you probably know that having a good manager is critical. But what skills, abilities, and talent do managers of self storage facilities need to be successful?

The Texas Self Storage Association is teaming up with the Georgia Self Storage Association to present a webinar for motivating and developing managers with ‘monster.’ [More]

Self Storage Industry Understands the Importance of Education and Experience

by Kim Kilpatrick May 24, 2012 8:54 PM
When it comes to job interviews there are typically two types of people employers see—those with book smarts (formal education) and those with street smarts (experience). In some cases a job is better suited for one over the other. There are strengths and weaknesses to both. However, what employers often desire is a combination of both. [More]

And the Water Came Tumbling Down

by Holly Robinson May 24, 2012 6:36 PM
Last year, there was record snowfall in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming. In the spring, prolonged heavy rain pummeled Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. During the last 2 weeks in May 2011, almost a year’s worth of rain fell in the upper Missouri River basin. This onslaught of water found it’s way into the Missouri River.

Water was released in epic proportions from reservoirs along the river in an effort to make room for the influx of water in the river. At one point, Gavins Point Dam released 16,000 cubic feet per second of water. The water poured from the dam – turbulent, roiling violently, powerfully crashing downstream. [More]

What do Memorial Day, Mommies, and the Self Storage Industry Have in Common?

by Winnie Hsiu May 23, 2012 9:26 PM
Moms across the country are likely gearing up for a pretty big weekend; one in which it is common for families to get together and spend time together at picnics, pool parties and all sorts of other events (with Mom likely doing all the planning and heavy lifting). One self storage company has come up with a way to honor Moms and the reason for Memorial Day all at the same time. [More]
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