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Self Storage Facilities Turning Into Something Special for the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 21, 2013 10:05 PM
For self storage auction goers part of the thrill in bidding is that you don’t know for certain what you are getting. You essentially make an educated guess from what you can see from the doorway. If bidders were allowed to see what was inside most of the units would go for next to nothing. With the holidays coming up a few self storage facilities in Virginia have decided to set up a different kind of shopping experience. [More]

"Clear that Clutter" Sweepstake Sponsored by SpareFoot

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Years ago, my aunt read a book called Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett. She loved that book because it helped her figure out ways to de-junk and de-clutter her home. SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, is providing impetus (like the book did for my aunt) to help people ‘clear that clutter’ from their home.

SpareFoot is sponsoring a ‘Clear that Clutter’ sweepstakes to help consumers win the war against their stuff that is stuffed all over their home and garage. People can enter the sweepstakes from now until December 15. The winner of the sweepstakes will get up to six months’ worth of storage from SpareFoot in the form of a $500 Visa gift card. [More]

Alaskan Self Storage Manager Shows How it’s the Simple Things That Matter Most

by John Stevens November 20, 2013 11:59 PM
When Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released into theaters back in 1986 Mathew Broderick’s title character talked about how we live in a fast world and how it’s important to take the time to appreciate it. While it was true then can you imagine what he would say now? Today’s world is moving at the speed of light in comparison to 1986! [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Helping to Spread Christmas Cheer

by Winnie Hsiu November 20, 2013 2:12 PM
Christmas trees, holiday decorations, music, wassail, sugary treats, shopping, Santa Claus. Add all of these together and they help to make a merry and jolly Christmas holiday season. But, what if you took them away? Would there still be Christmas?

Edison Properties isn’t taking all of those things away from Christmas – just the decorations. Instead of spending money on Christmas decorations, Edison Properties will use that money to make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need. [More]

Self Storage Company Setting a Big Goal for the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez November 19, 2013 11:48 PM
Routines are a fact of life, but can be dangerous if you are not careful. Get in the wrong routine and you can find yourself just going through the motions and not making the most of your time. This can be true in all facets of life—work, home, social—you name it. The same can be said for facilities in the self storage industry. [More]

SpareFoot Awarded Best Small Employer in Austin

by Holly Robinson November 19, 2013 12:25 PM
The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. [More]

Technology is Really Taking Hold in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 18, 2013 11:28 PM
At one time ocean going merchant vessels had large crews on board in order to operate the ship as it travelled from point A to point B. However, over time technology advanced to the point where 700 foot container ships could be efficiently operated by a skeleton crew of less than 20 people. Technology can do wonders like it has for shipping and is in the process of doing for the self storage industry as well. [More]

Two Self Storage Facilities in San Francisco Are On the Market to be Sold

by Tony Gonzalez November 18, 2013 2:32 PM
Looking for a good deal for increasing your self storage portfolio? Look no further. Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc., in California, has a great deal for you.

They recently announced the sale of two self storage facilities in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Those properties are Coliseum Self Storage and Concord Self Storage. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Do All it Can to Make the Holiday a Happy One for Kids

by Kim Kilpatrick November 15, 2013 11:49 PM
You can’t kill two birds with one stone. That us a very common and popular saying that people use all the time to refer to an inherent inability to accomplish two goals with just one deed. It is not easy to do but with practice and some forethought it is possible. So when members of the self storage industry say they want to help kids have a merry Christmas and fill storage unit it is entirely possible! [More]

LoveSpace -- a New Self Storage Business in the UK

by Winnie Hsiu November 15, 2013 4:46 PM
I have a friend who grew up in the countryside. His family owned two acres. There were only 5 members in his family. That was a lot of space for not very many people. Imagine if you took those 2 acres and plunked them down in the middle of London. Lots of Londonites could happily live on that amount of property!

Brett Akker, an entrepreneur, understands that space in London is at a premium. He knows that city populations are becoming denser and homes and apartments are getting smaller. That means there isn’t a lot of space for extra possessions. [More]
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