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Zombies Come to the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 7, 2013 2:47 PM
Pop culture is full of zombies. The BBC aired the first of a three-part miniseries last night about zombies. There was the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which was a parody of Pride and Prejudice. Then, there was the recent movie Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies where good ol' Abe leads a team of Secret Service agents to fight and destroy an outbreak of the Confederate Undead while the Civil War rages on. There's even the game Zombies, Run! for smart phones.

Now, the self storage industry has hopped on the band wagon and joined the zombie craze. Door to Door Storage Inc. launched a zombie-themed infographic with the hopes it will provide customer appeal while also giving information about their product and services. [More]

Social Media Becoming More Important to Self Storage Companies as Audience Grows

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2013 9:07 PM
Who does not have a Facebook account these days? Who did not have a MySpacepage way back when? What about a Twitter account? Tumblr? Stumbleupon? Digg? Blog? The list of social media sites can go on and on, and it is something that many self storage companies are wisely making use of these days. [More]

Self Storage Company Literally Stretches from One End of the Country to the Other

by Winnie Hsiu October 31, 2012 8:38 PM
A goal for many companies is to be able to expand someday. Being able to do so is a testament to the hard work and the quality of the product that has been turned out so far. When you are able to continue to expand to more and more places; getting further and further from the home office you know you are doing something right. [More]

A Self Storage Company Says Thanks to Military Personnel in its Own Way

by John Stevens May 29, 2012 10:59 AM
Many self storage companies are going a little crazy today as the industry enjoys its version of Black Friday, Crazy Tuesday. With Memorial Day Weekend a popular time for people to move whether it is home from college or just to a new place, the self storage industry sees a healthy increase in business. Of course, it—Crazy Tuesday, Memorial Day Weekend—would not exist where it not for the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. Military. [More]

Self Storage Could Lose Some Business From Military If More Personnel Opt to Buy Homes

by John Stevens June 1, 2011 12:10 PM
When military personnel are deployed for six months or longer, what happens to all of the possessions left behind? Members of the military are big users of self storage because they either stay in government quarters or rent an apartment for a short period of time and usually do not own a home. Because they are constantly on the move, renting a storage unit often makes more financial sense than maintaining a residence to house possessions. But more military members are taking notice of the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) available to qualified service members, and turning an interested eye towards home ownership. This could have an impact on self storage companies that cater to the military. [More]