May 21, 2013 7:05 PM
What once were houses are now just piles of shredded and splintered wood. Cars have been flung around like toys. A local hospital is gutted. Two elementary schools damaged.
Random items remained unscathed. A cardboard box of tax returns sits on a pile of wood that used to be a home. An empty water bottle remains untouched in a home that was destroyed. A bathroom was left standing while the rest of the home is gone. [More]
February 7, 2013 10:01 PM
People love to find the diamond in the rough. Being able to say they found the needle in a haystack is a rush. Pirate treasure may be a thing of the past, but there is still treasure to be found. You just have to know where to look—like your local self storage auction. [More]
January 29, 2013 9:07 PM
The New Year is well underway now and folks have either broken their resolutions or will likely follow through with them if they haven’t broken them by now. Even though 2012 is almost a month in the past there is no reason not to reflect on the many successes—like all the community work--that a company may or may not have done in the last year. [More]
December 7, 2012 9:51 PM
Christmas time tends to bring out the best and worst in a lot of people. If you have ever been present when the hottest toy is being cleared off the shelves by parents you’ve seen the worst (remember the Cabbage Patch kids from the 80s?). Luckily, the best is a more common trait and is evident with the way people give to charity at this time of the year. [More]
September 19, 2012 7:19 PM
Sometimes managers and owners of self storage facilities feel that they out of new ideas of ways to expand and improve their business. Sometimes looking at what others in the industry do can spark new ideas – especially when they are not local businesses or even national businesses.
For example, look at what is happening in Australia. Gareth Taylor and Adam Gilchrist founded Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving in Australia in 2007. It was one of the first mobile storage businesses in the country. In 2010, it came to the United States. Their concept is to deliver a storage container to customers, customers load it at their convenience, and the company picks up the unit and keeps it at their secure facility. [More]
September 13, 2012 8:09 PM
People along the Gulf Coast are very familiar with flooding that comes from the torrential rains that accompany hurricanes. They know about the high winds. They know about the downpour. They know exactly what the people of Nova Scotia are going through right now.
Earlier this week, Hurricane Leslie pounded Nova Scotia and dumped over 5 inches of rain over the area. Roads washed out. Homes were flooded. A dike behind a clothing plant broke causing the plant to be evacuated. Firefighters in a boat went door-to-door rescuing people. [More]
July 25, 2012 9:11 PM
If a man paints with his brains and not his hands like Michelangelo once said then it could be said that a well-run self storage facility is a work of art. Most people would probably not agree with that (with the exception of the owner of said facility), but that hasn’t stopped many members of the self storage industry from supporting the Fine Arts. [More]
July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
Normally whenever you here about someone or something going off the grid it’s because they are a part of some super-secret anti-government militia or because they work for the government as a secret-agent man (at least that’s how it is in the movies). There is, however, a more logical and danger-free meaning to the phrase when used outside of the cinema. [More]
March 19, 2012 7:33 PM
Self storage companies are entrusted with a very important duty—taking care of people’s belongings. While they often do not have value to anyone but the owner, that in itself is enough. As long as it means something to someone, it is important for self storage companies to recognize that and protect those belongings accordingly. [More]
December 2, 2011 5:28 PM
Around this time of year many families find themselves in dire need of something most of us take for granted—holiday cheer. When you have trouble keeping warm, don’t know if you and your family are going to have a roof over head tomorrow night, or where your next meal is going to come from. A handful of self storage facilities in Louisiana are doing what they can to relieve one of those concerns for needy families. [More]