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Mold and Mildew Are Spreading in a Nonprofit's Storage Unit

by Tony Gonzalez June 20, 2014 1:59 PM
Back in March of this year, a water line ruptured in a self storage unit. Neighbors in Christ, a nonprofit organization (NIC) used that unit to store items such as clothing, toys, and furniture for people who have lost items due to burglaries. As if the broken water line wasn’t bad enough, the organization is now facing more problems. [More]

Self Storage Company is All for Having a Good Time

by John Stevens June 4, 2014 11:59 PM
Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. [More]

The Store Room in England Help's Children's Charity

by Tony Gonzalez May 16, 2014 11:31 PM
The Store Room in England chose the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as their ‘charity of the year’ for 2014. Monies collected from their fundraising events this year will go to the Rainbow Trust.

To kick of this year’s fundraising efforts, The Store Room employees are participating in the National Three Peaks Challenge. This challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales, and Scotland within a 24 hour time period. The three peaks are Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. [More]

All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

Austin Startup Games a Success

by Winnie Hsiu February 3, 2014 7:38 PM
In the 2010 Vancouver Games, the United States had the biggest haul of Winter Olympics medal ever. They came away with 37. The 2014 Winter Olympics will start this Friday February 7. While the world still awaits that beginning, the gold medal winners have been announced at the third annual Austin Startup Games that were held last week. [More]

Go Minis Moving and Portable Storage Supports Christmas Playpen

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2013 3:07 PM
A mini self storage business. A state penitentiary. The Salvation Army. A supermarket. A trash and recycling business. A newspaper agency. Put them together and these make for rather strange bedfellows.

But then, it’s not so strange when you know that Christmas is just around the corner. These businesses from Bismarck, North Dakota, are working together on a Christmas project that will benefit the needy children in their community. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Is Participating in Toys For Tots Drive

by Holly Robinson October 28, 2013 2:31 PM
It is four days before Halloween. I know many people that think it is awful to see Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. But they feel totally different when it comes to Toys for Tots. Their ‘Scrooge’ heart melts and they want to help so that needy children can have a good Christmas. [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 and Charity Have a Lot in Common

by John Stevens May 3, 2012 9:05 PM
There are a lot of things that people like to think relate to each other. Milk and chocolate chip cookies; peanut butter and jelly; baseball and summer. People are often able to find relationships in just about everything if they want to. Sometimes it can be hard to do; other times it’s easy. [More]

Try a Different Community Service Project this Year

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Participating in charitable activities is one of the best ways for self storage facilities to strengthen their relationship with their local communities. This brings you to the awareness of people which in turn leads them to do business with you when they have storage needs.

Do you sometimes feel that you do the same activities over and over? Are you looking for something new, something different that you could do? Here is a round-up of ideas of activities that self storage businesses around the country have done. [More]
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