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Proguard Self Storage Participates in Town Festival

by Tony Gonzalez May 10, 2013 6:35 PM
During the summer months, many cities across the United States hold celebrations for the founding of their city. Next week, Poulsbo, Washington, will hold their 45th Annual Viking Fest on May 17-19, 2013, to celebrate the spirit of their Scandinavian founders.

Many self storage owners and operators like to participate and support city activities such as the Viking Fest. And, Pro-Guard Self Storage is one of those businesses that supports the Viking Fest. [More]

Self Storage Can Be Good For Your Health in More Ways Than One

by John Stevens May 9, 2013 10:31 PM
Exercise, eat right, brush your teeth, get regular checkups, and rent a self storage space— not exactly things that you would expect to see together, but each member of the list is related to a central idea. It may sound hard to believe, but they all have something to do with improving your health. [More]

Storage Post Purchases Another Facility

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2013 2:36 PM
A recent article in the Washington Post indicated several signs that the economy in the United States is still slowly recovering. Because home foreclosures have dropped, the housing market is moving and sales are up. Loans have been repaid. Personal finances have improved. People are more willing to eat out, shop, or go on a vacation. Businesses are expanding. And Storage Post self storage is part of the upward swing in the economy. [More]

Time to Put the 'Social' in Self Storage Via Social Media

by Kim Kilpatrick May 8, 2013 10:24 PM
To those that are not ‘in the know’ social media looks like a confusing bunch of symbols that can’t possibly mean anything of importance. For those in the know it’s a whole new language that has opened up a new world of communication where the possibilities are endless. If ‘spoken’ properly by businesses—self storage and otherwise—it can be a whole new method of marketing. [More]

Sparefoot's Mini Fridge Giveaway

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2013 9:00 PM
It’s that time of year for college students. Research papers are due. Projects need to be completed. Finals have to be taken. Dorm rooms need to be cleaned and personal items need to stored away for the summer. [More]

Dymon Self Storage is Expanding in Ottawa

by Holly Robinson May 7, 2013 7:34 PM
Remember the game Monopoly? The goal was to get as many monopolies of ‘real estate,’ put houses and hotels on the properties, and then get paid lots of rent when other players landed on your property. Just liker the players of Monopoly, Dymon Storage in Ottawa, Canada, is slowly and surely building up its properties and facilities. [More]

Success Can Be Found Right at Home in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 7, 2013 7:33 PM
There are some businesses that need to advertise far and wide if they are hoping to be a success. Then there are others—like the self storage industry—that relies on serving those within reasonable driving distance in order to get their bottom line met. [More]

Carriage Barn Mini Storage Gets Expansion Approval

by Kim Kilpatrick May 6, 2013 7:15 PM
When self storage businesses want to expand their facility, they have to get approval from various city boards. Some cities put stipulations on their approval – stipulations that sometime affect the company’s ability to do business. That’s what Carriage Barn Mini Storage found out. [More]

Creativity and Humor Sells in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens May 6, 2013 6:19 PM
Guys always think that it’s the hard bodies that women want (that’s why they are single!), but if they just listen to women (yes, that can be hard) they’ll realize that is not the case for many. In fact, most will say that they just want a man that will make them laugh. They want a guy with a good sense of humor, and it looks like this is a lesson that many self storage companies fully embrace. [More]

‘D’ Stands for Discount in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 3, 2013 9:37 PM
If there is one thing that every consumer likes to see whether the product is a self storage unit or something else it is the word ‘discount.’ People do not like to pay full price. They want it lower, and will often predicate their entire shopping decision on that one concept barring a drastic difference in quality— the cheaper option. [More]
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