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Michael Jordan Memorabilia Found in Storage Unit Purchased at Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick January 10, 2014 11:36 PM
If you have ever watched one of the Storage Wars programs than you know that it is possible to find some pretty valuable stuff in a storage unit purchased at a lien auction. You would think that folks would find a way to pay or take out the items of value before getting locked out of their unit, but often times they don’t. The old adage is true—out of sight, out of mind. [More]

A Day in the Life of a Self Storage Employee

by Winnie Hsiu January 10, 2014 1:40 PM
People who work at self storage facilities might think that their workday is predictable, ordinary, and not very exciting. Rent units to customers. Check out customers when their contract ends. Repaint the facility to keep it looking nice. Vacuum the carpet in the office. These are things that are in a typical day in the life of a self storage employee.

But sometimes, just sometimes, something more exciting happens. [More]

Self Storage May Not Be Sexy But it Makes Money

by John Stevens January 9, 2014 11:37 PM
Everyone wishes they could come up with a doo-hickey or a thing-a-ma-bob or a watch-a-ma-call-it. You know what I mean; the kind of thing that is simple but used everywhere and often. It is the kind of thing that everyone never knew they had to have it until you came up with it, i.e. the stir stick, plastic swords for cocktails, the plastic part on the end of shoe laces. [More]

More Growth in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick January 9, 2014 4:30 PM
Growth – and more growth. Two self storage businesses are purchasing land or purchasing facilities to develop their portfolio. Growth is a good thing for the industry – and good for the country. [More]

Some Certainly Like to Go Big in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 8, 2014 11:26 PM
Go big or go home. That saying is something that many of us have heard at one time or another—if not said. It’s all about being noticed and not just succeeding, but excelling. What it takes to do it is up to the person or person’s involved and why they feel the need to do it. Are they trying to win a tournament? Are they looking to become titans of industry? [More]

Easystore in South Wales Expands Their Self Storage Business

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2014 7:41 PM
Last week, the Self Storage Industry News ran a story about three underlying themes that ran throughout the news stories that they posted last year. One of those themes was that the self storage industry is growing around the world: Canada has over 3,000 facilities; the UK has over 815 facilities; Australia has over 1000 and China has built their first storage facility. Self storage is also expanding in South Wales. [More]

Storage Business Owners Alliance Names Preferred Vendor Partner

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2014 8:34 PM
Today, the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA), a leading buying group for self storage owners, named FindLocalStorage.com (FLS) as its Preferred Vendor Partner for online lead aggregation. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Expand Overseas and Online

by John Stevens January 7, 2014 6:30 PM
People like space. They like their personal space, living space, parking space—if it involves giving them more room some way some how they like it. It’s no wonder. When it comes down to it we want to be able to enjoy what we have, feel its safe wherever we have it, and be able to stretch out when we want to—all perfect reasons to rent a self storage unit! [More]

New Year Same Goals For Some in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 6, 2014 11:49 PM
As one year comes to a close and another one opens people often reflect on what they did in the past 365 days and what they would like to do in the next. It’s not uncommon for folks to come up with New Year’s resolutions—a fancy way of saying goals for the coming year. Sometimes it’s to do something different; other times it’s to continue doing what they do well—just better. [More]

The Self-Storage Almanac is Now a Joint Venture

by Tony Gonzalez January 6, 2014 8:37 PM
Two giants in the self storage industry have joined hands to create a cooperative relationship. The Self Storage Association (SSA) and MiniCo Publishing combined efforts to create the 22nd edition of the Self-Storage Almanac. The Almanac is a trusted source of research for self storage professionals and investors. [More]
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