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MyWay Mobile Storage Supports Rebuilding Together Baltimore

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2012 6:23 PM
The sound of hammers pounding on nails rang through the air. People worked hard. They laughed. There was the feeling of an old-fashioned barn raising similar to ones held back in the pioneer era.

Over 800 volunteers turned out to participate in the Rebuilding Together Baltimore project that repaired the homes for 31 low-income homeowners in Baltimore, Maryland. And MyWay Mobile Storage was part of that charitable activity. [More]

Self Storage Facility to be the Star in a New Movie

by John Stevens May 22, 2012 8:39 PM
For years the self storage industry has been the Steve Buscemi of locations for many movies and television shows. They are everywhere, but seldom play a key role in the production in question. That is all going to change in a new movie set to begin filming this July aptly titled Self Storage. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Company Adds Services for Small Business Owners

by Kim Kilpatrick May 22, 2012 6:50 PM
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners only occasionally need an office space. Because they don’t need an office all of the time, it doesn’t make financial sense to rent traditional office space.

Self storage businesses have recognized that need that small business owners have and many have created places within their storage facilities to fill those needs for temporary office space. [More]

Defeating Cancer a Common Cause for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 21, 2012 7:08 PM
Whenever people try to describe the extent of a problem or entity with adjectives picturing the actual extent of it is something that is always left up to the imagination of the reader/viewer. Words like big, large, tremendous, huge or enormous all invoke intense images, but they can also be used just to grasp the attention of the viewer/reader. What people need are numbers. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors a Fun Basketball Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 21, 2012 6:25 PM
Fun. Games. Laughter. Prizes. Professional basketball. Basketball tricks. Comedy routines. Roll all of these together and what do you get? A fundraising basketball game played by the Harlem Ambassadors.

San Diego Self Storage sponsored a fundraiser for the Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary. It was held at the Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday May 5, 2012. Proceeds of the event went to the programs and services of the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. [More]

There is Hope to be Found in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 18, 2012 8:07 PM
Hope is a valuable commodity, yet it is one that is impossible to put a price tag on. Ask anyone on a diet and they’ll likely say they hope to use some weight; most diets fail when people lose hope. If you ask may people that are in need of hope due to a serious or terminal illness in the family and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that says no. [More]

SpareFoot Announces a $5,000 College Scholarshp

by Holly Robinson May 18, 2012 12:14 PM
Going to college is very expensive. Tuition is outrageously high. Many textbooks cost more than $150. Lab fees, rent, utilities, and living expenses also increase the cost that students have to pay.

Do you know any college student that could use some financial help for all of those types of expenses? If so, tell them about the $5,000 scholarship that SpareFoot is offering. [More]

“Crazy Tuesday” is Coming; Do You Know Where Your Self Storage Facility Is

by John Stevens May 17, 2012 9:43 PM
Jimmy Buffett thinks that come Monday everything’s all right. The Bangles though Monday’s were manic. Wednesday is known far and wide as “hump” day. The retail industry calls the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday.” Days tend to hold significance for certain people for a variety of reasons. In the self storage industry it’s Tuesdays—or rather “Crazy Tuesday.” [More]

Teeny Homes Equal Big Opportunities for Self Storage in the UK

by Kim Kilpatrick May 17, 2012 1:48 PM
In the United States in 1973, the average square feet per home was 1,660. In 2010, the average home was 2,392. That was a substantial increase in size.

In 2009, an average-sized home in the tiny country of Denmark was 1,474 square feet. On the other side of the world, the average-sized home in Costa Rica on 2010 was 2,000 square feet.

And how does England compare with those home sizes? [More]

The Self Storage and Multi-tasking go Hand-in-Hand

by Holly Robinson May 16, 2012 6:15 PM
We all would love to figure out how to get more done with our day whether it is more work, straightening up the house, spending more time with the family, working out, or just having fun. Whenever possible we like to try to do things that allow us to cover as many things as we possibly can. The same can be said for the relationship that many self storage facilities have with local charities. [More]
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