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A Self Storage in Nova Scotia is Affected by Hurricane Leslie

by Kim Kilpatrick 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]

Self Storage Industry Appreciates the Arts

by Winnie Hsiu 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]

Self Storage Company Goes Off the Grid

by Tony Gonzalez 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]

What is Enough Security for a Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens 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]

Louisiana Self Storage Facilities Doing Their Part for the Community

by Winnie Hsiu 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]

Ever Wonder What You Could Stuff in a Self Storage Unit?

by Winnie Hsiu November 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Back in the 1950s there was a strange craze that swept college campuses across the country—seeing how many people could be stuffed into a telephone booth. Supposedly the craze started in South Africa with a record 25 students crammed into a booth. Some of the brightest minds in the United States tried to best that mark but were never able to. [More]

LifeStorage Makes Rundown Building Shine and Wins MiniCo Award for Efforts

by John Stevens December 20, 2010 11:35 AM
It is hard to imagine that a dilapidated building nearly 100 years old that once housed drug addicts and homeless persons has been converted into a solidly built, attractive storage facility. And that’s not all! It just had the honor of winning the 2010 Facility of the Year Conversion Category by Mini-Storage Messenger, the leading international self storage trade magazine published by MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC. [More]

Mario Feghali to Give Upcoming Webinar about Online Marketing and Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez November 29, 2010 3:25 PM
Those in the self storage industry that have the spare time may want to tune in to the upcoming webinar “Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Online Marketing.” The person leading the webinar will be a man who knows a little about online marketing, Sparefoot.com co-founder Mario Feghali. [More]

Social Networking and Self Storage Starting to go Hand-in-Hand

by John Stevens November 17, 2010 10:16 AM
For any kind of enterprise to take off these days there are a few things that it needs to have. A solid business plan, marketing and advertising, a solid product, and competent employees are a start to take your business to the next level you need to think outside of the box. You need to establish a social media presence. [More]

More Young Adults Are Living at Home

by Holly Robinson October 5, 2010 5:37 PM
More North American young adults (or younger adults) are saving money by living at home, according to census reports. U.S. Census Bureau figures reported over the last few weeks show that the number of adults in the 25- to 35-year-old age range still living at home with their parents has risen since 2008. In Canada, the most recent information is older, but shows an increase in adults ranging in age from 20 to 29 living with their parents. As a result, household sizes in both countries are increasing -- and families in both the U.S. and Canada are turning to self storage, and to professional organizers, to help them handle the resulting increase in clutter. [More]
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