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Clear the Clutter - Celebrate National Declutter Week

by Kim Kilpatrick April 9, 2013 6:53 PM
Flexistore Self Storage in the UK is celebrating National Declutter Week. Declutter Week runs from Saturday 6 April through Sunday 14 April 2013. This is the third anniversary of the yearly even and gives people two weekends to work on decluttering their home. [More]

Contests a Great Way for Self Storage Industry to Engage People

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2013 6:06 PM
The toughest part about any business—self storage or otherwise—is not getting ready to open. It’s engaging people and getting them to walk through the door. Companies will spend thousands and some millions of dollars in elaborate advertising campaigns, but many in the self storage industry like to try a simpler route. They just hold a contest. [More]

Self Storage Industry Has Special Appeal for the College Crowd

by Winnie Hsiu April 8, 2013 8:52 PM
Every business—self storage and otherwise—has certain demographics that it will hold special appeal for. When it comes to the self storage industry there are a number of demographics that the industry can target, but one in particular is the college student. [More]

Southern Self Storage Expanding in Port Richey, Florida

by Holly Robinson April 8, 2013 1:45 PM
Southern Self Storage recently acquired a facility in Port Richey, Florida, located on 6647 Embassy Blvd. The facility was originally Embassy One U-Store. The facility has over 52,000 square feet.

“This facility has many of the qualities that we look for,” says Regional Manager Donald Toler. “It’s centrally located and already has a great tenant base that we can build on. The facility has 461 units with approximately 70% air conditioned space to non-air conditioned space which is an ideal mix that we typically look for.” [More]

Self Storage Industry Gives an All-Around Effort in Fight Against Cancer

by John Stevens April 5, 2013 7:37 PM
The self storage industry has quietly become one of the best investments in the market in recent years as the industry continues to be a reliable performer in spite of the economy. Like its bottom line, the industry’s philanthropic efforts have continued to be strong especially when it comes to fighting cancer. [More]

College Students Own and Run a Storage and Moving Company

by Kim Kilpatrick April 5, 2013 1:27 PM
On any university campus around the world, there are two things that you can always count on. Students always need jobs and students are always moving in and moving out in the spring and the fall.

Carlisle Norwood, a Dalhousie University student in Halifax Nova Scotia, recognized those two constant facts, which got his entrepreneurial spirit thinking. He saw a need on his campus so he started a business co-op project that provided storage and moving for students at his university. [More]

Accent Building Restoration Announces Facebook Winner

by Tony Gonzalez April 4, 2013 7:46 PM
Accent Building Restoration (ABR) recently held a Facebook “Like Us” contest. People were encouraged to log onto Facebook and “like” ABR’s fan pace. Each person who did was automatically entered into the contest for a drawing of a $100 American Express Gift Card. Today, they announced the winners. [More]

It Helps to be Aggressive in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 4, 2013 6:29 PM
Success is not something that is just handed to people or businesses. It takes work; not just work, but hard work. To become successful one can’t just sit back and hope that it comes to them. They have to put in the hours, do the grunt work, and when necessary or possible take an aggressive stance towards expansion in the hopes of making greater progress. [More]

MyStorageAustin Offers "Final Four" Discount

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2013 6:59 PM
This is a busy time of year. With the advent of spring, there’s lots of yard work to do for homeowners. Stores are putting out their spring fashions. College students are hastily finishing research papers and cramming for finals. And the final college basketball games of March Madness are at just around the corner.

MyAustinStorage.com is capitalizing on the March Madness games as a marketing tool to offer a discount to their customers. They announced their citywide “Final Four” moving discount. [More]

Self Storage Company Puts the International in International Affairs

by Holly Robinson April 3, 2013 6:10 PM
The self storage industry is largely an American one, but is steadily making inroads in countries around the world. While the growth as a business is something that has been steadily developing, the industry already has managed to have an impact across the world without ever having to build a facility anywhere. [More]

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