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Study Shows Four Key Factors for Self Storage Facilities to Increase Sales

by John Stevens March 31, 2014 11:50 PM
People love reliability. It isn’t always sexy and it doesn’t mean you are going to be a superstar, but if you take the reliable road the chances are whatever you are trying to do will work. Of course, the trick is figuring out what that reliable road is. A recent study thinks it has succeeded in figuring out what that is for the self storage industry. [More]

The More You Do the Merrier in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick October 17, 2011 6:25 PM
When you have hundreds or thousands of stores, like say Wal-Mart, you can afford to drop your prices because you can count on bulk sales in order to make a profit. After all, is there any place in the United States that does not have a Wal-Mart? When it comes to the self storage industry there is no economy-of-scale safety net. [More]

Self Storage Facilities are into Climate Control

by John Stevens October 11, 2011 8:01 PM
The weather can really mess things up when it wants to. The destructive power of tornadoes and hurricanes is no secret to anyone. However, what can be just as destructive over a long period of time can be searing heat, biting cold, and overbearing humidity. This is true for people as much as for belongings. [More]

Rare Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage Found in Storage Unit

by John Stevens April 12, 2011 8:29 AM
Storage units have been known to hold many treasures, from Marilyn Monroe’s shoes to an Abraham Lincoln letter. The latest impressive find to come out of storage is a copy of a rare comic book stolen from actor Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago. [More]

The Ultimate Climate Controlled Storage: Salt Mines

by John Stevens April 28, 2010 1:28 PM
Manchester Central Library, in Manchester, England, has sent 1.5 million of its books into a deep underground storage unit, to wait there while the library undergoes renovations. The books represent about 22 miles of shelving, and are the rarest, oldest members of Manchester Central Library's collection. Some of the books date back to the 15th century. They are being stored in Deepstore, an underground specialist storage space maintained by the town of Winsford -- in its salt mine. [More]