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Storage Reality Shows Impacts the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson August 19, 2013 8:27 PM
Real life influences novels, poetry, video games, movies, and TV shows. Sometimes, there is an unusual twist in life and these things influence real life. For instance, take reality TV shows about the self storage industry. [More]

CSI Meets Self Storage—Literally!

by Holly Robinson May 2, 2012 9:13 PM
The notion of a crime scene investigation—more commonly known thanks to the popular television show as CSI—at a self storage unit is nothing new. After all, it is not an uncommon thing to hear about a crime being committed at, in, or near a self storage facility. Movies and television shows often have various nefarious deeds taking place in or around them as well. [More]

Want to Check Out a Self Storage Unit Auction?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 25, 2012 12:08 PM
One thing about man has never changed throughout the annals of time. Man has always been interested in trying to make a quick profit. Whether it was through legal or illegal means did not always matter to some; in the end it was all about getting rich quick by finding a buried treasure. In recent years many people have found their buried treasure deep inside the contents of a self storage unit. [More]

Self Storage Units Sometimes Full of Surprises

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2012 6:32 PM
Back in 1989 two witless time travelers sparked a catch-phrase that would stand the test of time much better than the movie that it came from. After Keanu Reeve’s Ted stated that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, for years to come there were “strange things afoot” just about everywhere. Fast forward to 2012 and the phrase still applies—especially when it comes to purchasing self storage units at auction. [More]

Need Information on Self Storage Auctions?

by Winnie Hsiu February 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Auctions have been a part of the self storage industry probably since the industry originated back in the 1960s; as long as there has been rent to pay there has been someone who has not been able to pay their bill. In recent years as the industry has grown, so has the number of units that have been put up for auction. [More]

Want a Chance to Find Treasure? Rent a Self Storage Unit.

by Tony Gonzalez February 2, 2012 6:57 PM
The words “treasure” and “self storage” have been paired together in recent years largely due to the popularity of reality television shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters. The idea of being able to spend a few hundred dollars at a self storage auction and have it turn into thousands (or more) when rare collectibles are found or even gold has many people willing to take that chance. [More]

Self Storage Related Reality Shows Becoming Reality?

by Tony Gonzalez January 5, 2012 6:21 PM
Reality shows often get the rap for not being real or even anything remotely resembling real life. People don’t lose weight like the contestants of the Biggest Loser; you can’t find anything but a love of the camera on the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Even shows like Storage Wars that are focused on something simple like auctions at self storage facilities have come under question. [More]

Self Storage Lockers Fetch a Hefty Price at Auction

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Self storage units have been in existence for decades. They have gotten more use and attention due to the current state of the economy, some of that attention coming because people have had a hard time even paying their self storage bills. While that is regrettable, it has presented the country with a whole new past time—self storage auctions. [More]

Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 8, 2011 5:50 PM
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and David Letterman on Monday through Friday) it is easy to do a couple different things: 1) find reason to be thankful for the self storage industry and 2) come up with a top ten list made up of some of those reasons. [More]

Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]
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