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Self Storage Industry is All For Keeping it Easy

by Kim Kilpatrick April 29, 2014 11:24 PM
No one likes to work hard if they don’t have to. If doing A, B, and C can get the job done right over doing A, B, C, D, and E people will go with the former rather than the latter. It’s only logical and holds true in the business world—self storage and otherwise—as well as in social settings and daily life. [More]

There is Nothing Like a Little Entertaining Self Storage Video

by Holly Robinson July 9, 2013 10:42 PM
Work is hard. If you are lucky it can be fun too, but typically it is called work for a reason—because it’s not fun. What some people fail to realize is that work doesn’t always have to be as hard as we make it. Now it can be difficult to make some things fun, but sometimes you just have to try a little bit harder. It may require a healthy amount of creativity—much like what some members of the self storage industry have used on YouTube! [More]

Self Storage Auctions Continue to Grow in Popularity

by Tony Gonzalez November 13, 2012 7:50 PM
If there is one thing among the many that Americans like it is the possibility of getting rich quick. We all like to find the diamond in the rough, the needle in the haystack, the lottery ticket, our very own Snuggy-like invention; you get the idea, right? One of the latest ways in which some people have found their Golden Ticket comes courtesy of the self storage industry. [More]

Need a Self Storage Facility? Check Out YouTube!

by Winnie Hsiu September 19, 2012 4:27 PM
At one time advertising used to be strictly in print, on billboards, and on the radio. The advent of television opened up a whole new stream as companies started making commercials. Now we have mobile marketing plans where ads are placed in text messages, paint jobs on cars representing companies, and don’t forget about the internet. [More]

Easy Access Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 24, 2012 2:48 PM
Access is something that is very important in today’s society. Whether it is having access to the right people, places, finances, or anything else being able to get to it with minimal difficulty is the goal in our daily lives as well as our professional ones. That could not be more evident than it is within the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Works With City to Improve Access

by Tony Gonzalez August 13, 2012 1:49 PM
In the hit movie Field of Dreams the voices told Kevin Costner’s character that if he built it they would come. One thing that they left out was how they’d get there. The players just materialized out of the corn field, but what about the fans that came later (at the end of the movie). All they had was single lane access and a dirt road at that—not good. [More]

Chelton Self Storage Installs Xeriscaping

by Holly Robinson July 23, 2012 9:25 AM
Chelton Self Storage in Colorado Springs recently changed their landscaping. They renovated it so that is uses xeriscaping and is eco-friendly.

Xeriscape is a word that was created by morphing two words together. "Xeros" is the Greek word for 'dry.' Landscaping is a word that means the process of designing yards and gardens. Combined, those two words give us the word xeriscape which means landscaping that uses drought tolerant plants and water conservation principles. [More]

Protection from all Things Dangerous Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 25, 2012 6:13 PM
There is one thing that every person that has ever thought about making use of a self storage unit has been concerned about. They are always worried about whether or not their belongings are going to be protected while they are at the self storage facility, and not just from criminals. Weather can do a lot of damage too. [More]