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Trying Giving Dad a Little Space—Self Storage Space--for Father’s Day

by Winnie Hsiu June 15, 2013 12:22 AM
He is the guy that protects you from what goes bump in the night, dresses up for high tea with your dolls, and takes you to your first football game. He teaches you how to throw a baseball, attends every dance recital, and knows all the words to the Mickey Mouse theme song. He is the man of the house and we celebrate him on a day set aside just for him once a year. [More]

Using Pinterest to Promote Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson June 14, 2013 4:48 PM
Everybody who is anybody has heard of social media. Facebook. Twitter. Foursquare. Flickr. Instagram. The new kid on the social media block is Pinterest.

According to Pinterest, it is a tool for collecting and organizing things that you love. Think of it as a bulletin board. You cut out a newspaper article and pin it to your bulletin board. Or a recipe. Or a picture of a new couch that you are thinking about buying. [More]

Self Storage is So Good it Gets a Sequel

by Kim Kilpatrick June 13, 2013 7:37 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry and Hollywood more often than not self storage plays a bit part. It’s where the bad guys do their bad things, where the good guys hide their much needed supplies, or where the super-secret meeting takes place. One production company has decided to make a self storage facility a central character—and they like it so much they are ready to do it again! [More]

Packing and Moving Tips

by Holly Robinson June 13, 2013 7:02 PM
The peak moving season (between May 1 and September 30) is now upon us. When potential customers visit your self storage facility, give them a flyer that lists ideas that can help them through their packing and moving experience. Here are some ideas that you can include in your flyer. [More]

Self Storage Companies Are Often In the Movies So Why Not Put the Movies on Them?

by Winnie Hsiu June 12, 2013 11:50 PM
How often have you been watching a movie and the bad guys kept something in a self storage unit? Can you count the number of times that the police have opened up a self storage unit on a television show only to find evidence of some sort of crime? Self storage facilities and their units often have bit parts in the movies—so why not put the movies on them? [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for June

by John Stevens June 12, 2013 8:19 PM
Extra Space Storage has recently expanded its holdings in Hawaii. They finalized the purchase of two self storage facilities. One is in Honolulu and one is in Central Oahu. These two facilities sold for $ 30 million and were purchased from Jupiter Holdings LLC, which is based in California. This increases Extra Space’s facilities to 7. Those facilities are on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. [More]

Self Storage Industry Looking For Some Extra Space Here and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 11:57 PM
The business of self storage is at its heart a very simple one. People are out of space either at home or at the office and it just doesn’t always make sense to move to a different building or find another home. You just need to find some extra space—hence the popularity of the self storage industry. [More]

SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, Wins an Award

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 9:57 PM
SpareFoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self storage, was recently named the Best Place to Work in Austin, Texas, for mid-sized companies (businesses with 51 to 250 employees). There were 20 finalists in this category.

SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said he’s “honored and overjoyed” that the company he co-founded has received this award. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps You Remember When in More Ways Than One

by Kim Kilpatrick June 10, 2013 11:14 PM
When you are a kid you don’t think as much about remembering things; you live in the moment and don’t think too much about what’s coming next or what you are leaving behind. However, as you get older and live more you tend to want to hold onto some memories so that you can appreciate them and enjoy them for days, months, even years to come. [More]

New Self Storage Facility Opens in Key West, Florida

by Winnie Hsiu June 10, 2013 5:00 PM
Key West, Florida, is an island that is about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide. The original Spanish term for it was Cayo Hueso which literally means "Bone Island." It is said that the island was littered with the remains of bones from Native American battlefield or burial ground. The owners of a long-vacant warehouse - a 'skeleton' of a former business - repurposed the building into a new self storage business. [More]
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