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Self Storage Company Finds another Way to Fight the Good Fight

by Tony Gonzalez June 29, 2012 8:34 PM
Many problems that society faces are considered so large in scale that many individuals don’t feel the urgency to act. They believe that their miniscule contribution will not make a difference so they need not bother to put forth the effort. What they fail to realize that in refusing to fight the good fight at all they just make sure that failure is eminent. [More]

Mr. Storage in Pennsylvania Adds Free Pick Up Service

by Kim Kilpatrick June 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Several years ago, I read where a cook at a hotel restaurant on Bali went way above and beyond his duties and provided exceptionally fabulous customer service.

This man was a head cook for a restaurant at a hotel on Bali. One family who made reservations to stay at the hotel had a young son who had milk allergies. The boy could only drink goat’s milk. The boy’s mother had packed his special goat milk but the airline lost their luggage and thus lost the goat’s milk. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Helps Create Storage for Hospice

by John Stevens June 28, 2012 9:36 PM
People often times have a hard time figuring out what their purpose in life is going to be. Some folks are lucky enough to know it from an early age. Others have to try on many different hats before they are finally able to figure it out. For the business world it is a much simpler task—or so you might think. [More]

Do Movies Reflect Real LIfe?

by Winnie Hsiu June 28, 2012 10:08 AM
As managers and owners of self storage facilities, you face myriads of problems day-in and day-out: lackluster performing employees, renters who are late with their payments, unhappy customers. However, you are probably never locked inside your own facility being chased by a voracious alien predator. At least I don’t think you have!

You’ve probably heard about the movie Storage 24. It’s far different from the Storage Wars television program. Storage 24 is a movie where a military cargo plane crashes over London. Its highly classified contents are strewn across the city. [More]

Acts of God Often Bring Out the Best in Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson June 27, 2012 9:11 PM
Mother Nature can be very strong and extremely destructive at times. We have absolutely no control over these acts of God. The forces are incredibly strong, very destructive, and largely unpredictable. All that we can do if one happens to come our way is do whatever we can to stay safe, and then pick up the pieces that are left behind. [More]

Door to Door Storage Sponsors Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu June 27, 2012 8:13 AM
Road trips have become popular options for family vacations because driving is much cheaper than flying. Many times, family vacations are just a short trip to go camping at state park, a visit to a national monument, or sometimes a long cross-country journey to visit grandma.

Door to Door Storage is sponsoring a photo contest called “The Great American Road Trip.” This contest is reminiscent of the Route 66 era and celebrates cross-country road travel. [More]

It’s a Green, Green World in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 26, 2012 5:49 PM
During the Information Age there is one thing that you can count on. If there is an injustice or something bad going on in the world, someone, somewhere will be informed about it. As long as he/she/they have access to a computer and an internet signal they will do their best to inform the rest of the world about whatever it is. [More]

Another Attic Self Storage in Texas Hosts a Public Charity Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick June 26, 2012 9:05 AM
Have you ever participated in a progressive dinner party? That is where guests go to the first home and eat appetizers. Then, they go to another home for a salad. Then they go to another home for the main course and yet another home for the desert. It’s a fun way to spend an evening dining with a group of your friends.

Another Attic Self Storage has taken this progressive dinner party ‘principle’ and is applying it to a charity storage unit auction that they will be holding this coming Friday June 29. [More]

Smartbox Expands Yet Again - This Time in New Zealand

by John Stevens June 25, 2012 6:33 PM
Business is booming in the land down under for Smartbox. The need and demand for advanced storage solutions is growing by leaps and bounds – not only for individuals and families but also for businesses.

Earlier this year, Smartbox opened a new facility in Braeside, Australia (which is a suburb of Melbourne) in response to the needs and demands in Melbourne. This demand is also growing in New Zealand. Saturday, it opened a new 3,150 square-meter, high-tech secure storage facility in Mt Wellington. [More]

Protection from all Things Dangerous Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 25, 2012 6:13 PM
There is one thing that every person that has ever thought about making use of a self storage unit has been concerned about. They are always worried about whether or not their belongings are going to be protected while they are at the self storage facility, and not just from criminals. Weather can do a lot of damage too. [More]
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