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Self Storage Software Helps—No Matter What Side of the Pond You Are On!

by Tony Gonzalez June 17, 2014 10:31 PM
At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a self storage facility. [More]

Troy Downing Accepts Board Position with Charity Storage

by Winnie Hsiu June 17, 2014 6:44 PM
Troy Downing, Chief Executive Officer of AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, accepted a seat on the board of directors for Charity Storage. Downing brings a vast depth of self storage experience to this position. [More]

It Helps to Have a Plan in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. [More]

Dueling Self Storage Companies in New York City

by Holly Robinson June 16, 2014 8:04 PM
Have you ever heard of the song Dueling Banjos? It was originally called Feuding Banjos. In the song, one banjo player strums a few notes and then the other banjo player repeats the same strain of music. They go back and forth, back and forth taking turns playing until they are playing a duet.

There’s a duel starting to simmer in Manhattan – a duel between an established self storage business and the new kid on the block. [More]

Kids Are Not the Only Ones That Like a Good Story—the Self Storage Industry Does!

by John Stevens June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. [More]

Bicycle to Work -- It's Good For You!

by Kim Kilpatrick June 13, 2014 4:49 PM
Many businesses sponsor health and wellness activities for their employees to participate in. The purpose is to encourage employees to adopt a healthy life style. Employees benefit by being healthier. Employers benefit because (hopefully) employees do not miss as much work due to illness. They both benefit by spending less money on medical bills. [More]

Awards are for More Than Trophy Cases in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 12, 2014 11:18 PM
We all love to have a pat on the back for a job well done. We like to be recognized for doing an excellent job or being better than everyone else at a given task. It is in our nature to enjoy the recognition that comes with it. Simply put—it makes us feel good. However, on a business level—like in the self storage industry—it’s a little different. [More]

US Storage Centers Acquired a Self Storage Facility in Delray Beach, Florida

by Winnie Hsiu June 12, 2014 8:05 PM
Earlier this week, US Storage Centers announced that they purchased a self storage facility in Delray Beach, Florida. The facility has 568 units and over 49,000 square feet of rentable space. It is located at 1425 SW 10th Street. [More]

Self Storage Just Wants to Make Life Easier For Everybody

by John Stevens June 11, 2014 11:46 PM
How many times have you wished you had a third hand so that it would be a lot easier to do something? Or another half hour to complete a task or an extra drawer to store things or ear plugs because of a really loud neighbor? Every day we look around and see a thousand things that would make life easier—which is exactly what the self storage industry is intended to do. [More]

Historic Railroad Trestle Demolished to Make Way for Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2014 8:38 PM
A bit of history has been lost in preparation to build a new self storage facility in the East Falls Church area in Arlington County, Virginia. A section of a 1926 railroad trestle was demolished to make way for a five-story self storage building. The trestle is known as the Benjamin Elliott’s Coal Trestle. [More]
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