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Goodwill Common in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 7, 2011 8:06 PM
There are always people that are in need of assistance in the world. However, in poor economic times like many places are going through these days, there are even more people than normal that find themselves in need of help. The self storage industry is doing what it can to make sure as many people as possible get the help they need. [More]

Solar Self Storage Facilities Becoming More Common

by Tony Gonzalez August 22, 2011 7:20 PM
The government has tried to slow the depletion of the ozone layer through regulation and by encouraging businesses to pursue environmentally friendly alternatives such as solar energy, something that a number of self storage facilities have taken advantage of in recent years. [More]

Self Storage Hits a Hole-in-One

by Tony Gonzalez August 18, 2011 4:39 PM
There are certain things that are common in self storage units. You can probably bet that most will have at least one piece of furniture. A lot will probably have at least one box of high school mementos that the owner can’t bear to throw away. If the owner is a dad with toddlers, his golf clubs are probably in their too. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Others Help Others

by Tony Gonzalez August 11, 2011 8:07 PM
Anyone that has ever seen the Blues Brothers (the original movie with Dan Akroyd and John Belushi; not the remake with John Goodman) will remember the lyrics, “Everybody/ Needs some body/” to the song ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.’ No song could better describe the human condition. [More]

Self Storage Companies Lend School Kids a Helping Hand

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 5:35 PM
Kids around the country are busy sleeping in, playing video games, riding bikes, hanging out with friends; basically, doing whatever they please (as long as Mom and Dad don’t mind). One thing that a number of them probably don’t want to face right about now is something they have no control over and will come whether they like it or not—school. [More]

California Self Storage Company Shows Children Some Love

by Kim Kilpatrick July 13, 2011 4:59 PM
Whitney Houston said it best in her hit song ‘Greatest Love of All’ back in 1986: I believe the children are our future/ teach them well and let them lead the way/ show them all the beauty they possess inside. As nice as the song was, the message is often lost in today’s society. However, it is not lost upon companies within the self storage industry. [More]

Getting Noticed Means Success in Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez June 29, 2011 5:17 PM
There is one thing that every person with a job always tells every person trying to find one—you have to figure out some way to make your resume stick out from the 500 other ones that the hiring manager will be getting. At best, you may only have 50 other resumes to contend with, but how much time do you think the hiring manager spends on each one? That’s why your resume has to stand out. [More]

Self Storage Industry Spreading Goodwill

by Winnie Hsiu June 3, 2011 4:31 PM
Tune in to the news these days and you will likely here a story about how the economy, which we have been told was slowly recovering, is in fact about to make another turn for the worse. This is not news to the thousands of people who have found themselves out of work and no longer able to provide for themselves and their families in a sufficient manner anymore. [More]

Self Storage Industry Active on the African Continent

by John Stevens May 27, 2011 10:08 PM
If there is one thing that people the world all have in common is it is that they all have stuff. Sometimes it is not much stuff. Often it is just enough stuff. Many times it is too much stuff for their current living arrangements and they need help. That is where the self storage industry, a business focused on giving you space for all your stuff for a price, comes in hand. [More]

Self Storage Industry Heavily Involved in Humanitarian Efforts

by Tony Gonzalez May 6, 2011 8:30 PM
People go in to business for any number of reasons, but for the most part it is all about making money. While that is likely the main reason for anyone, there are a number of people that after they become successful decide to use the means by which their business now allows to do something greater than just turn a profit. [More]
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