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Lucky Auction Bidder Makes Classic Find at Self Storage Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick February 7, 2013 10:01 PM
People love to find the diamond in the rough. Being able to say they found the needle in a haystack is a rush. Pirate treasure may be a thing of the past, but there is still treasure to be found. You just have to know where to look—like your local self storage auction. [More]

There is Money to Be Had in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2013 9:41 PM
Why does everything have to cost money? Do you want to go to the movies? Be ready to spend $40-50 dollars if you get popcorn and something to drink—and that’s at a matinee! A tank of gas can run upwards of $75 for larger vehicles. Even the cheap steak at the grocery store is a little on the expensive side now. [More]

There Can Be No Hiding in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 6, 2013 10:28 PM
Hide and seek is a game that most of us have played at one time or another; at least when we were kids if nothing else. The whole idea then was for everyone but whoever was ‘it’ to go hide. When they felt it was time or when they were discovered they could try to run for base before getting tagged or else they were it. [More]

Self Storage General Manager Recognized as Local Person of the Year

by Winnie Hsiu February 6, 2013 8:56 PM
There are many reasons why people do what they do. Sometimes it is just to feel good. At other times it is so they can feel better. Often times it is so a need of some kind can be met or to exercise control over their immediate environment (just to name a few). [More]

Self Storage Industry Really Looking Up as Chinese New Year Approaches

by Tony Gonzalez February 5, 2013 8:06 PM
The self storage industry is one that has a firm hold in the United States, is growing in several other countries such as Canada, England, and Australia. Self Storage facilities are doing better and better in other countries where the industry is not too common; well enough to establish a firm foothold and give reason to believe that growth is in the near future. [More]

Stor-All Storage Breaks Ground for a New Facility in Georgia

by Kim Kilpatrick February 5, 2013 4:28 PM
February is an exciting time for Stor-All Self Storage. They will be breaking ground this week on a new facility that will be on the NW corner of Cumberland Parkway and Paces Ferry Road. The facility will sit on a .94 acre piece of ground located at 2515 Cumberland Parkway SE. [More]

More Self Storage Companies Enjoying the Benefits of Mobility

by John Stevens February 4, 2013 9:35 PM
Ferris Bueller once told the nation that life moved pretty fast and that if we didn’t stop to take a look around we’d miss it. As right as he was, his logic left one thing out—you have to have a place to put all of your stuff so you can stop. Of course that is something that the self storage industry would be more than happy to help with. [More]

MiniCo Insurance Agency Pledges to Go Bald

by Holly Robinson February 4, 2013 1:54 PM
Do you remember the story of Samson and Delilah in the Old Testament? Samson had exceptional strength and would continue having that strength as long as he didn't cut his hair. He fell in love with Delilah. The Philistines approached Delilah and promised her lots of money if she could discover the secret of Samson's strength. Eventually Samson told her that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Delilah told the Philistines. Delilah gets a servant to cut Samson's hair at which time he no longer has super strength, is blinded and imprisoned by the Philistines. [More]

What if the Nation Needed Self Storage for its Super Bowl Snacks?

by Winnie Hsiu February 1, 2013 9:17 PM
There are certain weekends that men just love like the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, their birthdays and of course Super Bowl weekend. Why? Because they are all days in which we are expected to eat to our hearts content without a worry about the calories, fat content, or carbohydrates. [More]

Roof on Storage Units Collapse Under Weight of Snow

by Kim Kilpatrick February 1, 2013 1:47 PM
During the month of January, record amounts of snow fell in Utah. It received 23.8 inches snowfall which is the most snowfall in January in seventeen years.

While ski resort owners delighted in the snow, it was a different story for one self storage owner. The roof of his facility in Roy, Utah, collapsed under the weight of heavy snow yesterday. Seven units were severely damaged. [More]
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