Contributing Editors



Get Mom Self Storage for Mother's Day and She'll Love You Forever

by Winnie Hsiu May 11, 2012 5:17 PM
Sunday, May 13, is a day that women—more specifically mothers-- everywhere look forward to. It is a day that has been set aside to honor them for all that they do for us over the years; all the late night feedings, for cutting the crust off our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, for acting like we won first when we really came in second to last, for making us believe it really is her and not us—the list could go on and on. [More]

SpareFoot Offers Free Tenant-Value Calculator

by John Stevens May 11, 2012 3:45 PM
It can be difficult for someone in the storage industry to really know the lifetime value of tenants who use their rental units -- and the cost of getting that tenant. SpareFoot’s Tenant Value Calculator can give owners and managers a very clear idea of their value. [More]

Fledging Organization Steps up Big for SSA Scholarship Fund

by Kim Kilpatrick May 10, 2012 8:30 PM
It is not uncommon for major companies and organizations to get involved in some sort of charity work. Often times it is there way of giving back to the community that has helped make them the success that they are. However, if you ask whomever is in charge of charitable activities for these organizations they will all complain about the same problem. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Supported a Relay for Life Event

by Tony Gonzalez May 10, 2012 6:50 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are amazing people. One predominant and amazing characteristic is their willingness to give back to their communities and to participate in charitable events. MyWay Mobile Storage, in Baltimore, Maryland, recently supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by donating a storage container to the event. The event was held on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. [More]

UK Self Storage Industry Starting to Catch on to How Business is Done

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2012 7:56 PM
Entering into the self storage industry can appear to be a perplexing endeavor. The industry is doing well, yet there is next to no new construction going on; banks are not willing to extend that much credit more often than not. Those that want to get into the industry and succeed have found a way around that issue. [More]

Smartbox Storage Opens a New Facility in Australia

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2012 9:47 AM
Smartbox storage recently opened a new 2,000 square-meter secure storage facility in Braeside, Australia, which is a suburb of Melbourne. Smartbox, a locally owned company which also has a facility in Sydney, expanded their services to Braeside because of the growing demand for their mobile storage units. [More]

History Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 8, 2012 9:22 PM
When the average person thinks about the self storage industry they imagine a group of buildings that consist of nothing but garage type space and glorified closets. They see a lot of buildings that hold a lot of stuff; maybe some of the stuff belongs to them, maybe it doesn’t. What they do not see is that inside those garage type spaces and glorified closets lay countless pieces of history. [More]

Northwestern University Students Start a New Storage Business

by John Stevens May 8, 2012 3:31 PM
The school year for universities across the United States is winding down. Students are packing up their belongings and preparing to head out for summer jobs and internships. Storing all of their belongings over the summer is a big concern to them because they don't want to haul all of their belongings along with them. [More]

Self Storage is Where It's At

by Kim Kilpatrick May 7, 2012 9:02 PM
There is a song by the artist Beck that had a hook that went something like this: Where it’s at/ I got two turntables and a microphone. People are always trying to figure out where “it” is at. If recent indications are any proof, at least when it comes to real estate investments, the self storage industry is where it is at. [More]

Hilldrup Moving & Storage Expands Company Headquarters

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2012 1:41 PM
You can tell that the economy is cautiously picking up. Car manufacturing has somewhat stabilized. Some companies are starting to hire more employees. People are making a few more discretionary purchases. Some businesses, like Hilldrup Moving & Storage, are even undergoing expansion. Because of the growth in their storage business and the need more space, Hilldrup will be building more facilities near their company headquarters. [More]
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