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Self Storage Company in Nova Scotia Wants Your Wine

by Tony Gonzalez July 9, 2012 9:55 PM
The self storage industry is so strong in the United States that many companies are looking for ways to specialize their service in order to stand out from the crowd. In Canada the self storage industry is not that crowded yet (roughly 3000), but that hasn’t stopped some of them from trying to stand out already. [More]

Federal Documents Discovered in Michigan Storage Unit Trigger Concerns of Identity Theft

by John Stevens July 21, 2011 8:15 AM
A month after sensitive veterans’ records from Arlington National Cemetery were found in an abandoned Virginia storage unit, more government documents have surfaced in an auctioned-off storage unit in Michigan last week. [More]

More Companies Looking to Self Storage to Clear Out Workspace and Improve Business

by John Stevens January 14, 2011 8:11 AM
There are a myriad of reasons why a business owner would want to use self storage to maximize productivity. It can ultimately lead to saving money and making more profits. Using self storage is becoming a more popular way to store a variety of business items. So much so, that self storage websites are beginning to create separate links solely dedicated to highlighting ‘the benefits of using a storage facility, whether it’s for a small or big business. [More]

Burien, WA Art Museum Receives Grant for Storage of Threatened Collections

by Tony Gonzalez September 7, 2010 10:52 AM
The curator for the exhibits at Highline Historical Society, in Burien, Washington, has been worried about some of the collections. More than 100,000 documents, photos, negatives, and films were in danger of deteriorating if they were not stored properly. Fortunately, the museum has now received a $3000 grant from 4Culture to provide materials to protect the archived historical items. Museums face the same problem that individuals storing documents and photos do -- if historical items are not protected by acid-free storage materials, they can become stained and prematurely aged by the acid in wood products such as paper and cardboard. [More]

Storing Emergency Supplies -- How Can You Prepare for Flash Floods?

by John Stevens July 23, 2010 10:01 PM
Summer thunderstorm season has hit -- with a vengeance. Severe storms, possible tornadoes, and more flash floods are predicted to hit the Milwaukee and Flagstaff areas again this evening, as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan and Des Moines, Iowa. St. Louis and Hannibal, Missouri are still recovering from flash flooding earlier this week. The Mississippi River is said to be at a “minor flood stage” in the St. Louis region. How can residents prepare for more storms and flooding? [More]

Spring Cleaning Starts With National Clutter Awareness Week

by Kim Kilpatrick March 18, 2010 4:37 PM
We’ve turned our clocks ahead, the weather is warming up, the first day of spring is approaching, and taxes are due in a month – that means it is time for spring cleaning. For the National Association of Professional Organizers, this week is Clutter Awareness Week. Next month, when taxes are actually due, is Stress Awareness Month. The idea is, clean up your clutter, get organized, and then you will not have as much stress to deal with during Stress Awareness Month. [More]