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You Have to Strike While the Iron is Hot in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez December 31, 2013 11:39 PM
There is a process for every kind of decision that needs to be made. For investors the hard part can be in figuring out just what kind of approach to take. There is something to be said for careful planning and deliberation, but there is also something to be said for striking while it’s hot. [More]

Big Band Legacy in Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu December 31, 2013 12:15 PM
Got chips and salsa? Check? Soda pop? Party hats and noise makers? Friends invited over? Check and double check. Then, it sounds like you’re ready to bring in the New Year with a great party. But, are you including Mr. New Year’s Eve? [More]

Crowd Funding Could Make the Self Storage Industry Popular with Small Investors

by Kim Kilpatrick December 30, 2013 11:36 PM
The Beatles and Joe Cocker made the notion of getting by with a little help from their friends into a hit song. You could even say the concept applies between the two since Joe Cocker had to get a little help (permission) from the Beatles to record his version of the song. That kind of cooperation is a concept that worked well for the music industry then, and certainly is one that can work for the self storage industry now. [More]

Door to Door Storage Sends Care Packages to Overseas U.S. Troops

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2013 11:20 AM
The United States military has over 164,000 troops in active duty in areas outside of the United States. That’s a lot of men and women who are unable to spend the Christmas holidays with their families. Door to Door Storage, Inc. recently sent out their second care package shipment to those troops serving in our Armed Forces. [More]

Need Help Keeping a New Years Resolution? Your Self Storage Facility Can Help!

by John Stevens December 27, 2013 11:34 PM
As the end of 2013 comes near people are going to start reflecting. What did they do right in the last year? What did they do wrong? What can they do better? Those reflections often culminate in resolutions to do better in the coming year. Little do people know, but their local self storage facility can help people make some of the toughest a reality. [More]

Extra Space Storage (R) Announces New Board Member

by Kim Kilpatrick December 27, 2013 4:12 PM
Today, Self Storage Space, Inc. announced the appointment of Diane Olmstead to the Company’s Board of Directors. Her position will be effective January 1, 2014. She will join Kenneth Woolley, Anthony Fanticola, Hugh Horne, Spencer Kirk, Joseph Margolis, Roger Porte, and Fred Sokousen on the Board. [More]

How Good is Your Self Storage Software?

by Winnie Hsiu December 26, 2013 11:59 PM
Kids, ask Grandma what it was like to use a typewriter and I bet she’ll have horror stories about ribbon and ink and all sorts of things. Ask Mom what it was like to use one of the first word processors and she’ll describe them basically as electronic typewriters that made it much easier to correct mistakes (you might need to go to Grandma for this one). [More]

Century-Old Cremains Abandoned in Self Storage Unit

by Tony Gonzalez December 26, 2013 7:38 PM
Having a customer default on payments for a rental unit isn’t unusual in the self storage business. Typically, items left behind in those units consist of things such as furniture, household appliances, and clothing. Occasionally something unusual or intriguing turns up. Such is the case at Derrel’s Mini Storage in Modesto, California. [More]

The 12 Days of Self Storage/Christmas

by Winnie Hsiu December 24, 2013 11:17 PM
This time of year is one where most people take the time to just be. They just want to be happy, be with family, be off from work, and be out of debt once they’ve completed their shopping. If there is one thing though that people will want about an hour after they open their gifts it is to not be so short on space. [More]

Three Things Self Storage Managers Should Say More Often

by Holly Robinson December 24, 2013 8:58 PM
With the coming of the New Year in a few days, many people focus on making resolutions that will improve their lives and make them better people. When it comes to managers and owners of self storage facilities, here are suggestions of some simple resolutions that you could make. You could make the resolution to say the following three things more often. [More]
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