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Big Band Legacy in Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu December 31, 2013 12:15 PM
Got chips and salsa? Check? Soda pop? Party hats and noise makers? Friends invited over? Check and double check. Then, it sounds like you’re ready to bring in the New Year with a great party. But, are you including Mr. New Year’s Eve? [More]

The Lock Up Self Storage Opens a New Facility in Florida

by Tony Gonzalez November 4, 2013 7:50 PM
At one time while I was growing up, my family owned a canoe. We’d put it in the back of our pickup and haul it down to a nearby lake. It was a hassle and not very convenient to put it in the water. For people renting self storage units from the newest facility in The Lock Up Self Storage portfolio, they have it super easy. This new facility is located next to the Imperial River. [More]

StoreSmart (R) Self Storage Helps Blankets & Breakfast Campaign

by Tony Gonzalez November 1, 2013 1:51 PM
Yesterday, our writer, Holly Robinson, wrote about a recycling drive that was started by a group of second graders. Today, I would like to share a charitable event that was started by a third grader. (Aren’t these grade school-aged children amazing?) [More]

University Self Storage Receives Excellent Customer Service Award

by Tony Gonzalez October 21, 2013 2:57 PM
If a student in school receives a 100% on an assignment, that means that the student got every single question right. If a business gets a 100% on a customer survey, that means that they, too, got everything right according to their female customers’ expectations.

University Self Storage in Sarasota, Florida, received the Women’s Choice Award® given out by WomenCertified ®. The award was based on a customer satisfaction survey recently conducted by WomenCertified using the University Self Storage’s customer database. And ultimately, they got 100% on the survey. [More]

Self Storage in the News

by Winnie Hsiu October 16, 2013 8:56 PM
Today, I’m going to share several short snippets of self storage news.

Helping animal shelters is a community service that many self storage facilities assist with and support. Guardian Self Storage in Tuckahoe, New Jersey, will host an animal adoption day this coming Saturday October 19. It will be held at Guardian Self Storage located at 1420 Rte. 50 in Tuckahoe. [More]

Storage Zone in Tallahassee Swamped with Reservations

by Winnie Hsiu August 27, 2013 10:12 PM
Everybody loves a success story. Especially when the success is huge – so huge, in fact, that the cops were called because things got so tense. [More]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

Storage Pros Acquires Eight Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu August 2, 2013 12:19 PM
Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio.

Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio. [More]

Personal Mini Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Holly Robinson July 22, 2013 1:42 PM
Children around the country are busily enjoying their summer vacation. They are swimming, camping, hiking, going to movies, playing, and generally enjoying the fact that they are out of school for the summer. But, going back to school is right around the corner. It will be here almost as quick as an ice cream cone melts on a hot day. [More]

An Innovative Way to Manage the Front Desk in a Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick July 9, 2013 8:30 PM
There are many inventions that have improved the way companies do business. Conveyor belts have significantly decreased the production time of many products. Just-in-time manufacturing reduces the need for keeping large amounts of inventory in warehouses. Self-checkout machines in grocery stores enables customers to quickly make their purchases.

Inventions in the self storage industry have also impacted the way business is done. Xpress Storage (which is owned by Hide-Away Storage LLC) has just opened its second facility that uses a kiosk as the front desk ‘manager.’ The concept of having a kiosk focuses on customer convenience. This means that customers now have the ability to rent a unit 24 hours a day at the Express Storage facilities. [More]
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