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"Clear that Clutter" Sweepstake Sponsored by SpareFoot

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Years ago, my aunt read a book called Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett. She loved that book because it helped her figure out ways to de-junk and de-clutter her home. SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, is providing impetus (like the book did for my aunt) to help people ‘clear that clutter’ from their home.

SpareFoot is sponsoring a ‘Clear that Clutter’ sweepstakes to help consumers win the war against their stuff that is stuffed all over their home and garage. People can enter the sweepstakes from now until December 15. The winner of the sweepstakes will get up to six months’ worth of storage from SpareFoot in the form of a $500 Visa gift card. [More]

Self Storage Aggregator Just Wants to be ‘Liked’

by Tony Gonzalez September 2, 2013 5:42 PM
Social media has put a whole different spin on how people and businesses communicate. No longer are people losing contact with friends once they move away. Things like Facebook have made it possible to keep contact and keep up with whomever you want no matter where they are. From a business standpoint social media has opened up a whole new world in regards to marketing. [More]

It Helps to Know Who You Are Working With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2013 11:03 PM
When a person decides to go into business there is one main concern that has to be addressed before you can really do anything: What product/service do you want to provide? To figure that out there are two important things to consider—what do you want to do and what will people actually buy from you. To figure that out it helps to know who you are working with. [More]

Time to Put the 'Social' in Self Storage Via Social Media

by Kim Kilpatrick May 8, 2013 10:24 PM
To those that are not ‘in the know’ social media looks like a confusing bunch of symbols that can’t possibly mean anything of importance. For those in the know it’s a whole new language that has opened up a new world of communication where the possibilities are endless. If ‘spoken’ properly by businesses—self storage and otherwise—it can be a whole new method of marketing. [More]

Sparefoot's Mini Fridge Giveaway

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2013 9:00 PM
It’s that time of year for college students. Research papers are due. Projects need to be completed. Finals have to be taken. Dorm rooms need to be cleaned and personal items need to stored away for the summer. [More]

Flexistore Mobile Self Storage in the UK is Getting Social

by Holly Robinson February 22, 2013 6:01 PM
You’ve probably heard the expression “What goes around comes around.” That generally refers to how you treat people. If you are kind and nice, that treatment will come back around to you and you’ll be treated kindly. If you’re mean to others, that meanness will come back someway and somehow into your life.

In a way, that saying could be applied to technology. What goes around – and becomes common and standard in one area – will spread around the globe and become standard and common in other places around the world. [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]

Getting Personal in the Self Storage Industry Important

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2012 6:17 PM
With the advent of the World Wide Web and the ability to access it from almost anywhere via a variety of electronic devices more and more business is being done electronically. The simple convenience of it trumps many of the benefits that come from face to face interactions. [More]

Customers Make Real-Time Reservations on Facebook for Storage Post Rental Units

by Winnie Hsiu April 26, 2012 8:56 PM
Storage Post is on the cutting edge of technology. They are the first self storage company to provide state-of-the-art reservation ability on their Facebook page. Customers can locate a nearby Storage Post facility, check available sizes, and reserve units – all directly in Facebook. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK Used YouTube to Promote Charity Appeal

by Tony Gonzalez December 27, 2011 9:58 AM
Yesterday, Kim Kilpatrick wrote about goals that owners of self storage businesses could set for the coming new year. One of the suggested goals was for owners to learn how to use social media such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. One self storage business in the UK successfully used YouTube to promote an appeal for toy donations to their gift-giving campaign. [More]
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