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Self Storage Company Just Wants to Give People What They Want

by Winnie Hsiu April 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Everyone absolutely loves something, be it a person, place, or thing. It’s only natural. There are some things that people in general tend to love. We like to have them, experience, them, live them; we might not want to always admit it, but it’s true. One self storage company—in its own special way-- wants to do its part to give people some of those things. [More]

Vanguard Self Storage Is a Title Sponsor for Peterborough Speedway

by Winnie Hsiu April 23, 2013 6:04 PM
Self storage owners are very community minded. They participate in events that support those in need in their community. They help charitable and non-profit organizations. They collect coats, hats, gloves, and food. They sponsor college scholarships, high school bands, singing groups, sports teams, and school libraries. One self storage facility is branching out to an unusual event is sponsoring a division of car racing. [More]

Twenty-Five Percent Increase of Twitter Followers for USSelfStorageLocator.com

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2013 7:27 PM
Almost every time you turn around, there is something in the news about social media – and Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are some of the big daddies on the playing field.

Facebook was founded in 2004 with over 1 billion users as of October 2012. YouTube was founded in 2005 and roughly 60 hours of video is uploaded to the site every single minute. Twitter was created in 2006 and has over 500 million registered users as of 2012. Many companies use these sites in their marketing campaigns. [More]

Self Storage Going the Distance for Kids on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by John Stevens April 22, 2013 7:03 PM
Along with providing people with some much needed space the self storage industry the world over is known for its philanthropic endeavors. From helping raise money to collecting any of a number of things people need the self storage industry knows no bounds when it comes to lending a helping hand. [More]

Self Storage Facility to Look Like No Other

by Kim Kilpatrick April 19, 2013 9:04 PM
Henry David Thoreau once said that the world is but a canvas to our imagination. What he is referring to is the ability for people to do whatever they want to do in life; that if they can imagine it they can do it. One self storage company recently had a vision of something they wanted to do. Through a little creative use of their (and other’s) imagination they got it done. [More]

San Diego Self Storage to Participate in Earth Day Activities

by Winnie Hsiu April 19, 2013 3:38 PM
Parents teach their children that if they take care of their toys the toys will last longer. Car owners know that if they regularly change the oil in their car and perform regular maintenance, the car will last longer. The same philosophy applies to the earth. Take care of Mother Earth and all of the natural resources that people use and enjoy will last longer.

San Diego Self Storage supports the philosophy of taking care of the earth. They are partnering with Recycle San Diego to host an e-waste recycling campaign to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day this year is on Monday April 22. [More]

Time to ‘Spring’ into the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 18, 2013 9:00 PM
The birds are chirping, the allergies are going crazy, coats are being stored away, and shorts are becoming the norm—it is spring time. It is time for the kids to play outside, for Dad to mow the lawn, lazy days in the pool, and for self storage facilities across the country to start holding outdoor events. [More]

SpareFoot Reaches Out to Victims in West, Texas

by Holly Robinson April 18, 2013 4:37 PM
First there were the horrible shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Just three days ago, Boston reeled from the explosion of two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And last night, another terrible event happened when a fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas. [More]

Summer of Sequels Starts in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2013 9:13 PM
People like remakes, reboots, and updated editions of things besides movies as well pretty much because in one way, shape, or form they are expected to be better. Such is the case with the new edition—the sequel or reboot if you will—of StorageBattles.com. [More]

US Storage Centers Awarded Management Contract for a New Facility in Tempe, Arizona

by Winnie Hsiu April 17, 2013 6:37 PM
When parents go for a night out on the town, they hire a babysitter to take care of their children. They carefully screen and select the babysitter because they are leaving their precious children in her care.

When an owner of a storage facility is looking for a management company to manage their business, they, too, are rigorous in finding a company that will take care of their facility. They want to find the company that will be the best fit for them. [More]
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