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Proper Maintenance Can Be a Money Maker and Saver in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 17, 2013 12:13 AM
Does anyone like to take out the trash? What about mow the lawn, clean out the gutters, or repaint—well, anything? Maintenance type activities like these are not the most glamorous or fun to do, but whether it’s around the house or around a self storage facility they can be vital to saving money and the success of the business. [More]

Conferences are Multipurpose in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2013 11:29 PM
Whenever the word “conference” is used nowadays it is not in reference to annual gatherings of industry professionals, but in regards to phone calls and video chats. Yes, there are still plenty of annual conferences being held in many industries each year, but they are not the first thing people think of when it comes to conferences anymore. [More]

It’s a Season for Saving for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2013 11:59 PM
When it comes to any business—self storage or otherwise-- and savings people immediately assume that the news is going to be all about how much money they will save at said business, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it is about the business saving money. Why should people care? More often than not it means the business is trying to be environmentally responsible. [More]

Self Storage Industry Gets Along Well With Santa Claus

by Tony Gonzalez December 13, 2013 11:45 PM
There are certain industries that each of the holidays could easily be aligned with.The Easter Bunny must love Hershey for all the chocolate eggs (among other things) the candy company makes year in and year out. Halloween ghouls and goblins must appreciate Hershey as well. Santa Claus could go with Hershey as well, but there is another industry that should hold a place in his heart instead—the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Conferences Outside of the United States Proof the Industry is Growing Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 11:00 PM
There are many things that people in different industries within the United State look forward to. For each of the many there are likely to be several different things, but there is one thing that many professions do partake in that is basically the same minus the subject material—conferences. The self storage industry in the United States has them at the national and state level, but in other countries they are not quite as common. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]

MSU Football is Not the Only Thing Living Large in Michigan

by John Stevens December 11, 2013 10:22 PM
After last Saturday’s win over Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship game it is a great time to be a football player for the Michigan State Spartans. The players are undoubtedly getting star treatment wherever they go—talk about living large, right? As it turns out, they are not the only entity living it up in Michigan. Compass Self Storage is. [More]

SiteLink Expands in Central and South America

by Kim Kilpatrick December 11, 2013 7:57 PM
Writing code for a software program is not easy. It’s bad enough to debug it for problems. But, when your software program is used around the world, the difficulty with programming grows exponentially. SiteLink has faced – and conquered – those problems that come with creating software that is used in lots of different countries. [More]

It’s a Heartfelt Christmas for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 10, 2013 11:12 PM
At this time of year it is natural to think of several things like specials, food, gifts, and family. It’s also quite common to think of that random person you passed by on the street. You don’t know that person. You don’t have a clue if they are better off or worse off than you. You just see another person and think “Merry Christmas.” [More]

Guardian Self Storage in New York Participates in Successful Coat Drive

by Tony Gonzalez December 10, 2013 9:50 PM
During this past week, the United States has been hit with severe winter weather – ice storms, record amounts of snowfall, below zero temperatures. While this weather is miserable, if you own winter clothing, it is bearable. But, what about those that aren’t so lucky? What about those who do not have a coat or gloves or a winter hat?

Guardian Self Storage in New York state participated in the annual Dutchess Outreach Susan DeKeukelaere Annual Coat Drive. During October, people dropped of winter wear at the Guardian Self Storage locations throughout Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. [More]
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