Contributing Editors

Notoriety Goes Over Well in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 18, 2013 10:35 PM
Everyone likes to get noticed. It’s only natural. Whether it is through recognition for a job well done, being on a reality television show or by running onto the field during the MLB All-Star Game—it’s all about getting noticed. When a business like the self storage industry gets noticed for the right reasons it can give the company a pretty good boost. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing Better and Better in the UK

by Kim Kilpatrick May 22, 2013 11:16 PM
The success that the self storage industry has enjoyed in the United States is pretty well known. Over the last few years it has become known as a solid and dependable investment. How can it not be when there are over 50,000 self storage facilities nationwide, right? Countries around the world—like the UK-- are beginning to understand the joy of self storage as well. [More]

Access Self Storage Adds 3 Stories to Their Building

by Holly Robinson May 22, 2013 2:01 PM
What does a company do when it wants to expand but there isn’t any land available that is adjacent to its property? The business expands up. That is what Access Self-Storage in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in London is doing. They are adding three floors to the history building where their self storage business is located. [More]

Self Storage is Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know What You Are Going to Get

by John Stevens May 16, 2013 7:24 PM
When Forrest Gump uttered the phrase about life being like a box of chocolate little those words became engrained in the lexicon of pop culture forever. People will forever be comparing things of all sorts to a box of chocolate because they feel like they never know what they are going to get. However, there are few things where those words are as true as they are in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Plans Amazing Party and Wants to do Amazing Things

by Tony Gonzalez March 26, 2013 9:19 PM
There are all sorts of ways to measure success. In school people will often look to grades as an indicator. On the athletic field championships or personal accolades can be a measure of success. In the business realm many people will look at the bottom line, but for a more long term measure like longevity can be a better indicator. [More]

Self Storage Companies Use Books to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez March 5, 2013 7:56 PM
Reading a book is a past time that is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Electronic devices have made carrying a paperback or hardback book around almost archaic. However, until those devices cost less than the average paperback there will always be a need for books somewhere by someone. Members of the self storage industry have been more than happy to step up and help. [More]

Charity Work Goes Well for Self Storage Facilities on Both Sides of the Pond

by Winnie Hsiu February 8, 2013 11:37 PM
The self storage industry has long been a charitable one whether it is here in the United State or across the pond in England. When people drive by their local self storage facility they may now wonder if Storage Wars or Auction Hunters as has been there, but in the past it used to be what little league team they were sponsoring. [More]

Self Storage is One Social Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 24, 2013 7:38 PM
It used to be that when a person walked down the street and appeared to be talking to himself people gave that person a wide berth. Nowadays it is common to see a number of people doing it; not because the world is going crazy. Thanks to modern technology there just isn’t as much need to interact with the immediate world around us. [More]

There’s Nothing like a Good Self Storage Party

by Holly Robinson January 18, 2013 6:52 PM
Is there anyone that doesn’t enjoy a good party? Really—who does not want to relax for a few hours, let your figurative hair down, and have some fun? Certainly not anyone in the self storage industry (and yes the self storage industry does love a good party)! [More]

Self Storage Industry’s Tradition of Charity Continues to Shine

by Winnie Hsiu December 4, 2012 9:23 PM
During this time of year the need to give to those less fortunate is something that many look to do. There is just something that brings out the good in people and encourages them to do unto others as they would have others do unto them. Many businesses can be found—self storage and otherwise—set up to help individuals give whatever they can. [More]
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