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China and India Outpacing U.S. in Consumerism

by John Stevens June 30, 2011 8:46 AM
Consumerism is what drives the self storage industry. The more people acquire, the more room they need for their stuff. And as people downsize, the availability of space in a typical household shrinks. But a love of shopping might be slowing down in America today as compared with consumer-giants China and India, according to a new survey. [More]

As Storage Industry Grows, Now Might Be the Right Time to Join the Action

by John Stevens November 12, 2010 12:22 PM
Despite the floundering of the real estate market, the self storage industry has been showing steady and considerable profits throughout the past five years. It’s somewhat of a sign of the country’s non-stop consumerism. People need a place to store their old stuff once their new decorative suit of armor and china doll collection comes parading through the door. But it’s also a signal to the keen businessman that opening a storage facility could be a lucrative endeavor. [More]