Contributing Editors



Directors Need Not Apply (But Can) For Self Storage YouTube Videos

by John Stevens March 6, 2014 11:08 PM
Social media has become a juggernaut. Whether you’re talking about the millions upon millions of users on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other forms to the billions of dollars some of these entities are now worth the influence that some social media outlets have is impressive to say the least. If used right—like how many members of the self storage do—they can be a boon for business as well. [More]

The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson January 17, 2014 11:25 PM
For things to get better we are often told they have to change. At the same time we often here that we just need to stay the course; that if we just continue doing as we always have things will be alright. The only constant in both scenarios of course is that whether something changes or not it still exists. [More]

Self Storage Company Setting a Big Goal for the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez November 19, 2013 11:48 PM
Routines are a fact of life, but can be dangerous if you are not careful. Get in the wrong routine and you can find yourself just going through the motions and not making the most of your time. This can be true in all facets of life—work, home, social—you name it. The same can be said for facilities in the self storage industry. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Looking to Make it a Merry Christmas in the Desert

by John Stevens November 8, 2013 11:51 PM
Santa does have a pretty tall order on this plate every Christmas so it is good that there are plenty of people that want to help him out and insure that kids everywhere have a merry Christmas; people like the U.S. Marines and the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Back in 1947 the charity that would in time become the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that we have today. The original program served one community in its first year and collected about 5000 toys. Fast forward more than six decades and the program now engages over 700 coordinators and 25,000 marines and volunteers to collect and pass out the millions of toys that are collected. [More]

Self Storage Company Hoping to See Toys, Toys, and More Toys

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2013 11:04 PM
As usual, there are many members of the self storage industry happy to get involved with local charities. Every holiday season millions of people like to do something to help those less fortunate. There is just something that makes people want to help others have a happy holiday. [More]

Self Storage Company Finds Unique Way to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez October 16, 2013 12:10 AM
In the world that we live in there are certain things that we can count on: the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lose, politicians are going to disagree, and gas prices are going to be ridiculously high to name a few. We can also count on people being in need, and people wanting to do something to help them out. [More]

Surfing Self Storage Company Riding the Waves to Help Fight Cancer

by John Stevens September 20, 2013 11:57 PM
Giving to a good cause is something that we all like to do, but sometimes it is hard to actually do. Maybe we don’t have the money to spare or any goods that we can donate. Many charities are more than happy to have people donate their time instead. That can be hard as well with the way most people keep busy schedules these days. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Alleviate Some Aches and Pains

by Kim Kilpatrick August 20, 2013 10:16 PM
When it comes time to down size your living arrangements or move the self storage industry can be of great assistance in relieving a lot of the stress and pain that comes with having to do so by giving you access to some much needed space. While all self storage facilities can take care of the metaphorical pain of moving there are some that try to help with physical pain as well. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help People When They Need It Most

by John Stevens August 6, 2013 11:48 PM
People go in to business—self storage or otherwise—to make money. That is a well-known fact. In a perfect world the product or service that a business provides will be something that can help people or make their lives better, but that is not always the case. However, there are plenty of times when it can or the company finds another way to lend a helping hand when people need it most. [More]

There is a Compassionate Side to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 27, 2013 11:15 AM
To some who have lost things that they wanted after their self storage unit was sold at a lien auction there probably isn’t a compassionate side to the self storage industry. What those people would be failing to remember is that lien auctions are considered by many to be a regretful aspect of doing business, and not one that managers look forward to. Those same people are probably not aware of all the good that many self storage facilities do in the community either. [More]
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