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Unique UK Self Storage Company Latest to Enjoy the Perks of Crowd Sourcing

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
If there is one thing that individuals and businesses like the self storage industry strive for it is this—security. Not just the ‘stop crime’ kind of security, but the kind that will make it possible for a person and business to breathe easy because they know they don’t have to worry about tomorrow—financial security. [More]

Developer Wants to Build Mini Storage Faciity in Columbia Falls Montana

by Kim Kilpatrick May 23, 2014 6:35 PM
Sometimes first impressions are very important. For cities and towns, the entrance to their city is important because the city fathers want the city to make a good impression on businesses that are considering locating there and for families who are thinking about moving into the community. So, it’s important that the gateway to the city is appealing and well kept. [More]

Where One Dream Ends a Self Storage One Begins

by John Stevens May 22, 2014 11:43 PM
Boyz II Men were absolutely right when they sang about how hard it is to say goodbye to yesterday. When you are with someone or something for so long walking away from it—for any reason—is hard. However, at the same time it can give one a rare opportunity; something that many people would love to have—a chance to begin anew. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Holds Contest to Find Messiest Room

by Holly Robinson May 22, 2014 8:51 PM
Do you think that you have the messiest apartment on the planet? Do friends and family members complain that you live in a pigsty? If so, this could be your lucky day. Here’s an opportunity to use that mess and to get something very remarkable because. That mess just might be your chance to attend the Broadway production of the musical Pippin. [More]

Self Storage Company’s Shoe Drive is Multi-Purpose

by John Stevens May 21, 2014 11:26 PM
People are often required to do more than one thing—or multi-task. Sometimes it is because need and time restrictions demand it. Other times it is because they are bored and need the added distraction. When it came to the shoe drive that a Missouri self storage company just completed it was neither. [More]

Big Yellow in Cardiff Supports the Go Dad Run

by Tony Gonzalez May 21, 2014 11:17 PM
How would you feel if an Olympic medalist popped into your self storage facility? That would be rather exciting, wouldn’t it? That’s exactly what happened earlier this week in the Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Cardiff, Wales. [More]

UK Self Storage Growing Where it Matters Most

by Kim Kilpatrick May 20, 2014 11:57 PM
Every business—self storage and otherwise--likes to grow and expand. Doing so usually means that something is going right. An increase in demand will often be enough to encourage a company to do so, but there still needs to be one other important element present—a company needs to be profitable enough to warrant expansion. [More]

Packing Tips for College Students

by Winnie Hsiu May 20, 2014 8:33 PM
The college semester will soon be over in a couple of weeks. If you have a self storage facility in a college town, consider creating a packing list to help college students as they pack their belongings up at the end of the semester. Drop off the list at apartment buildings, dorms, and on campus bulletin boards. Be sure to have your facility’s name and phone number on the list so students will know about your facility. [More]

Marketing Can Be as Easy as a Name in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 19, 2014 11:45 PM
The key to any business—self storage and otherwise--is successful marketing. You can have the best product or service in the world at the cheapest imaginable price, and it would not matter if no one ever came through the door to see it. That is why companies are willing to do anything sometimes or spend thousands (millions) of dollars just to get their name out there. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Offers Free Storage to Wildfire Victims

by Holly Robinson May 19, 2014 9:15 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They hold fundraisers and give the monies to local charities, shelters for the homeless, and centers for abused women and children. They also reach out to victims of natural disasters. San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is reaching out to those who are affected by the wildfires that are raging in California. [More]
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