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Self Storage Company Makes Room for the Community

by John Stevens January 31, 2014 11:29 PM
There are a lot of things that people would like to do. Most people probably want to lose weight. It’s not uncommon for folks to wish they had more time to spend with family, go back to school, or volunteer. We want to do all these things, but sometimes it is just too hard to find the room in our busy schedules to do it all. [More]

Self Storage Growth in Britain is Expanding

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2014 5:23 PM
Self storage has been around for a long time in the United States. Not so for Britain. In fact, it only recently has really taken off and started growing as an industry. In 2002, Britain had only 5m square feet of storage space. By 2013, that amount grew to 30m square feet or 6 times the amount than what was available 10 years ago. [More]

Groundwork for Potential Growth in Asian Self Storage Industry Being Laid

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 11:08 PM
If you have ever tried to build a house out of playing cards than you know how long it can take to make a tall one. You can try to shoot right up and make it tall and thin like a tower, but chances are it will fall over before you get too high because the base is not strong enough. However, if you take the time to build up the base the chance of building a lasting structure is much greater. [More]

Amazing Spaces Self Storage Seeking Donations for the Shriners Hospital

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 8:01 PM
In addition to providing self storage faculties, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, in Houston and Galveston, Texas, is also a community minded business. They like to reach out and help the communities where their facilities are located. They like to help charitable organizations and to make a difference in the lives of those in need. [More]

Self Storage Can Come Up Big Even When it’s Mini

by Tony Gonzalez January 29, 2014 11:23 PM
Just about everything comes in all shapes and sizes. It used to be that mobile phones nearly required a purse all their own; not they fit so well in our pockets we forget we have them sometimes. Yet the small ones that we have today can do so much more than the behemoths that were common when they first came out. [More]

USSelfStorageLocator.co Sends Cookies to Service Men and Women

by Kim Kilpatrick January 29, 2014 6:55 PM
Selling cookies is one of the major fundraising activities for local Girl Scout troops. They have been selling cookies since 1917. There are now 28 varieties and today they sell about 200 million per year. [More]

Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Helps with NYC Coat Drive

by Winnie Hsiu January 28, 2014 6:38 PM
Winter Storm Leon is currently hammering the Deep South today. The eastern United States has been pummeled over and over by snow and ice storms. A polar vortex (where frigid air from the Artic comes down to the United States) is on its way. Thousands of airplane flights have been canceled. Schools, and businesses have closed. And with all of this frigid winter weather swirling around, there are over 100,000 people in New York City who are in need of winter coats. [More]

Ready to Make Money in the Self Storage Industry But Don’t Know How?

by Tony Gonzalez January 27, 2014 11:20 PM
When you hear about the billions that Mark Zuckerberg makes through Facebook it is hard not to think,”Man, if only I could come up with something like that. I just don’t know how.” Then you see stories about self storage facilities selling for over a million dollars, and think the same thing. If only I knew how to get in to the self storage industry… [More]

San Diego Self Storage Donates Record Number of Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Yes, the holidays are over and it’s now just a warm fuzzy memory. Yes, the drives to collect winter clothing, toys, and food to help the less fortunate are finished. However, the numbers for some of those drives are finally in and tabulated. And those numbers are pretty amazing. [More]
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