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It’s All About Location, Location, Location in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 10, 2014 11:55 PM
There are around 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States. According to estimates there is 21 square feet of self storage space for every American household and 7.3 square feet for every man, woman, and child. So from the sound of it there can’t possibly be any problems finding a self storage facility near you right? [More]

An Eco-Friendly Self Storage Facility Opens in Africa

by Kim Kilpatrick June 10, 2014 11:03 PM
While the self storage industry is in its infancy in Africa, some new facilities are innovative in both the self storage end of their business and pioneering in environment issues. GreenCube Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Ottery in the Western Cape. Its goal is to be an eco-friendly facility and to help improve the local environment. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Those Who Sometimes Have Trouble Helping Themselves

by Winnie Hsiu June 9, 2014 11:17 PM
Most of us go through life facing whatever troubles happen to come up in our path without giving it much thought. Problems are problems; you deal with them and move on. What if it wasn’t that easy though? What if the problems were something you could not just get over? For some reason they are going to be with you for your entire life? [More]

Planet Self Storage Mural Blocked by Construction of Residential Buildings

by Holly Robinson June 9, 2014 10:04 PM
If I asked people in the community where you self storage business was located what comes to their mind when they think of your facility, what would they say? Would they mention your great customer service? Your air-conditioned units? Your free moving truck? Would they mention whales? [More]

No Need to Put Your Eggs in One Self Storage Unit if You Don’t Have To

by John Stevens June 6, 2014 11:00 PM
Have you ever seen a hot dog vendor that served only hot dogs? Probably not, since all it would take to put him out of business is to open another and sell hot dogs—and sodas, chips, etc. While it is smart to focus on a product it helps to do more than just offer the one thing. One trick ponies are great, but people eventually grow weary of the single trick. [More]

Metro Storage Acquires Three Georgia Self Storage Facilities in Atlanta

by Winnie Hsiu June 6, 2014 8:22 PM
Metro Storage LLC has recently expanded their self storage portfolio. They purchased three Georgia Self Storage facilities that are in the metro Atlanta, Georgia, area. Metro Storage currently has 9 other facilities in that area. [More]

Self Storage Company Can Do More Than Just Store Your Car or Motorcycle

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 11:26 PM
We live in a society that loves its cars and motorcycles. People give them pet names sometimes and even talk to them like they are people; like they might actually respond. Often times life finds us spending more time with them than we do our loved ones. So when it comes to storing them it sure is a shame when we don’t have space at home for them. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage in Chicago Purchased Land for a New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 8:21 PM
Growth. And more growth. Just like a teenager who seems to be two inches taller every time you turn around, Safeguard Self Storage continues to have growth spurts, too. Their portfolio has grown significantly over the last several years. [More]

Self Storage Company is All for Having a Good Time

by John Stevens June 4, 2014 11:59 PM
Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. [More]

Scott Self Storage in the UK to Hold a Cycling Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu June 4, 2014 4:14 PM
In Carlisle, England, the site manager of Scott Self Storage is an avid Audax cyclist. (Audax cycling is a non-competitive sport where people attempt to cycle long distances within a pre-determined time limit. It is not a race. Success is measured by completing the distance and not being the first one to finish.) [More]
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