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The Busiest Day for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2013 1:50 PM
The movie industry has the Oscars that they give out at the Academy Awards. Athletes have the Olympics where they earn gold, silver, or bronze medals. Football teams have the Super Bowl where the cream-of-the-crop teams play. Retailers have Black Friday, which is the Friday right after Thanksgiving. Those are big-event days in those arenas. What big event day does the self storage industry have? National Moving Day! [More]

So How Crazy Was Your Crazy Tuesday?

by Winnie Hsiu June 1, 2012 8:57 PM
In a perfect world we would all coexist in complete peace and harmony, never worrying about who did what first, better, or the most. We would all be happy to just to do what we do and move on living in relative harmony with any and all that we come in contact with. We could also be competitive as can be, looking to best anyone and everyone. When that fails we’ll try to best ourselves. [More]

“Crazy Tuesday” is Coming; Do You Know Where Your Self Storage Facility Is

by John Stevens May 17, 2012 9:43 PM
Jimmy Buffett thinks that come Monday everything’s all right. The Bangles though Monday’s were manic. Wednesday is known far and wide as “hump” day. The retail industry calls the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday.” Days tend to hold significance for certain people for a variety of reasons. In the self storage industry it’s Tuesdays—or rather “Crazy Tuesday.” [More]

Interest in Self Storage Continues With New Book and ‘Crazy Tuesday’ Arriving Soon

by John Stevens April 29, 2011 7:38 AM
So far, 2011 has been a year where self storage has made its mark. It is dominating the real estate investment trusts (REITs) causing the business world to swoon, but it is also on the minds of everyday people. The popularity of reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” has cast a spotlight on the industry, satisfying our curiosity of what treasures and trash people choose to put in storage. And people are also simply turning to self storage because they are following the American way of acquiring more stuff or they are downsizing and need more storage space. [More]