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Vertical Consultants Continues to Do Wonders for Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens February 4, 2014 11:19 PM
Anyone and everyone in the self storage industry is in the business for one primary reason—to make money. Yes, for many the concept of being able to help people by providing them with some much needed space might rank pretty high, but for most it’s about revenue. After all, isn’t that what business is all about? [More]

For a GREENspot Look No Further than the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 23, 2012 7:31 AM
There are certain things that tend to get the interest of the public at large, regardless of the type of business you are in. Do something illegal and everyone will be talking about you—but not buying anything from you. Give something away and you’ll have plenty of people paying attention (depending on the perceived value of the prize). [More]

Self Storage Facilities Help the Homeless

by Winnie Hsiu April 22, 2011 11:25 AM
One thing that most people never want to have to become is homeless. The concept of having nothing and not being able to sleep at night with a roof overhead would be impossible for many of us to even consider. However, there are thousands of people every day that never know where they are going to sleep, what they are going to eat, and have nothing but what is on their backs and they can carry. [More]

New Jersey Self Storage Company Trying to Keep the Garden State Green

by Holly Robinson April 14, 2011 1:14 PM
An educator once said that every person should use what Mother Nature gave them before Father Time takes it away. When it comes to personal attributes the culprit would be Father Time (along with one’s own destructive behavior). The person is not all Mother Nature provided to us; there is the planet that we live on as well. [More]

Storage Facilities Going Green By Helping Recycle and Educate or Building in an Eco-Friendly Way and Assessing Environmentally-Friendly Practices

by John Stevens December 28, 2010 9:23 AM
Another storage facility has just joined the eco-friendly club by offering recycling services as other storage businesses are converting to green practices such as solar paneling and assessing their level of sustainability. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Lends a Helping Hand beyond Christmas

by John Stevens December 27, 2010 10:14 AM
Around the holidays there is a lot of press generated about how many self storage facilities around the country lend a helping hand to those that are less fortunate acting as donation drops for toy, clothing, and food drives for a number of organizations. For many self storage companies the helping hand does not end there. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Target E-waste in New Recycling Programs

by John Stevens August 24, 2010 7:13 AM
Self storage facilities interested in “greening” their properties have begun to offer e-waste recycling, in addition to ordinary recycling of paper products, glass, and aluminum cans. E-waste refers to electronic waste. It can include computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, printers, laptop computers, fax machines, copiers, VCRS and DVD players, stereos, or any other electronic device. [More]

What Can You Do With That Old Kaypro?

by Tony Gonzalez July 9, 2010 10:38 PM
If you have an old Kaypro, hang onto it -- it’s part of computer history. Pack it carefully and put it into your self storage unit. But if you have computer or electronic equipment to get rid of that is not quite so old, you may want to take it to your local self storage facility for a different reason -- to recycle it. Many self storage facilities are beginning to offer e-waste recycling -- recycling of electronic waste. Items that can be dropped off at e-waste collection centers include computers (both laptop and desktop), monitors, cell phones, printers, camcorders, CD/DVD/cassette players, fax machines, photocopiers, radios, stereos, landline telephones, VCRs, televisions, batteries and power packs, etc. [More]