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In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson December 3, 2013 4:34 PM
This is a busy season of the year for the self storage industry. Many facilities are helping out with food drives, toy collections, collecting clothing and winter wear, and other types of charity work. There are a lot of other things going on besides Christmas events. [More]

Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, WA, Holds Grand Re-Opening

by Holly Robinson August 14, 2013 4:56 PM
Fire. Nobody likes a fire. Especially a business owner. Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, Washington, knows because a fire broke out at their storage facility last November and caused extensive damage to their facility [More]

Owner of Pond Springs Self Storage Helps Fire Victims

by Tony Gonzalez December 21, 2012 6:00 PM
Imagine that your home is all decorated for the holidays. Imagine presents piling up underneath the Christmas tree. Imagine the excitement that family members have in anticipation of the big day.

Now, imagine that your home is on fire and all of those visions of a wonderful Christmas are going up in smoke. That’s what happened to the residents of the International Residences Apartment complex yesterday in the early morning hours. [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

Fire Destroys Self Storage Unit in Georgia

by Holly Robinson February 10, 2012 7:19 PM
When I was a senior in high school, I learned how to play Tara’s Theme on the piano. The music is from the movie “Gone with the Wind.” I loved the music and I loved the movie. (I always felt that Scarlett was foolish to love Ashley, who was such a milquetoast, instead of Rhett, who was so dashing and derring-do.) So I felt great sadness when I read about a fire that destroyed memorabilia from the movie. [More]

It's That Time of Year: Put Window Air Conditioners into Storage

by Winnie Hsiu September 29, 2010 12:50 PM
If you use a window air conditioner, one of the tasks you should undertake every fall is removing the air conditioner and putting it into storage. While most people assume the reason for moving a window air conditioner is to reduce heating costs from drafts through the window, there are also several other compelling reasons to put a window air conditioner into storage or self storage for the winter. Taking the air conditioner out of your window and putting it into storage reduces a family’s or business’ risk of fire, burglary, and an invasion by stink bugs. [More]

Self-Storage Managers Redouble Focus on Safety after SLC Fire

by Kim Kilpatrick January 13, 2010 9:48 AM
A renter at Highland Self Storage, in Salt Lake City, Utah accidentally started a fire at the facility on Dec. 29, when he spilled the gasoline he was draining from his motorcycle near a portable heater, which ignited the fuel. The fire quickly got out of control, spreading to wood trusses, engulfing the man's truck, and then igniting other units. The man ran to tell Highland's manager and staff members, but by then there was nothing they could do. Firefighters quickly arrived to combat the two-alarm fire, which damaged approximately 20 self-storage units.... [More]