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Fowlerville Mini Storage Supports Local Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu March 19, 2014 10:11 PM
Fowlerville Mini Storage in Fowlerville, Michigan, is supporting a community-based garage sale that will be held on March 29. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Fowlerville Mini Storage, 7074 Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville. Members of the community are encouraged to make donations to support the event. [More]

Plenty of Reasons to Hang Out at the Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 11, 2013 11:38 PM
Twenty years ago if you were to say to someone “hey, let’s go to the self storage facility” they’d probably look at you kind of funny. However in the present that could not be farther from the truth. Nowadays it seems like self storage facilities are hosting all kinds of events. From charity events to reality television shows to garage sales; it’s all happening at your local self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Companies Help Themselves By Helping Others

by Kim Kilpatrick August 9, 2012 8:47 PM
When it comes to business companies—self storage and otherwise—aim to do a number of things, but number one on any list of goals has to be turn a profit. Typically this means that most if not all other activities a company gets involved in will in one way or another help the company improve its bottom line. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking to Establish Roots in Community

by Winnie Hsiu July 18, 2012 5:29 PM
It is tough to start a business. It doesn’t matter if it is a stand-alone operation or if it is a part of a larger chain. The odds are simply against new businesses—self storage or otherwise-- surviving beyond their first year, not to mention beyond five. That is one of the reasons why establishing a presence (or roots) in the community can mean the difference between success and failure. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Good for Bargains Other than Storage

by Tony Gonzalez June 7, 2012 8:14 PM
There is no denying it. The United States is a consumer nation; we like our stuff. There is one thing that we like more than stuff though-- newer stuff. However, there is one thing that we do like even more than newer stuff, and that’s getting a bargain on someone else’s semi-new stuff. [More]

News Round-Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2012 3:12 PM
Two self storage facilities in Wyoming will be holding their second annual garage sale and raffle. Walsh Drive Storage in Casper and Interstate Storage Solutions in Evansville are sponsoring this event as a fund raiser for the Youth Crisis Center (YCC). Last year their garage sale raised $5,000. They want to raise $6,000 this year. [More]

LifeStorage in Mokena, IL, Holds First Event

by Kim Kilpatrick October 13, 2011 9:17 AM
LifeStorage-Self Storage in Mokena, IL, is sponsoring a community garage sale and Move-In Special October 14th and 15th. It will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is the first event that the facility has sponsored since merging with LifeStorage. [More]

Fresno Downsizer Gives Away $200 Million in Ansel Adams Negatives for $45

by John Stevens July 27, 2010 7:56 PM
You never know what you will find in a garage, attic, basement, or self storage unit -- or at a garage sale or yard sale. If you find old photographs, artwork, or antiques, maybe you should store them in a secure storage unit until you are sure that they are not a lost treasure. A Fresno, California resident sold two boxes of Ansel Adams’ negatives at a garage sale in 2000, their buyer confirmed today. Rick Norsigian, an antique aficionado, was hoping to find a vintage barber’s chair, but when he saw the two boxes of antique glass negatives, he started bargaining. Norsigian managed to negotiate the price of the antique negatives down from $75 to $45. Then he began the process of finding an antique appraiser to verify his opinion as to what, exactly, he had found. The value of the antique collection is actually around $200 million. Ansel Adams is regarded as the father of American photography. [More]

Nevada Veterans to Benefit from Vietnam Veterans Sale at Mesquite Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2010 12:48 PM
The Vietnam Veterans of Mesquite, Nevada are holding a garage sale this Saturday to benefit the Mesquite Veterans Center. The sale, which will be held June 19 from 8 a.m. until noon, will take place at Mesquite Self Storage. The sale will include typical garage-sale items, such as kitchenware, appliances, televisions, electronic equipment, furniture, and housewares. The Mesquite Veterans Center, at the moment, is an organization without a home -- the proceeds from the garage sale will help to finance the construction of the center. It will be built on Hafen Lane in Mesquite.

The Mesquite, Nevada area is home to veterans from several wars and combat operations, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and more recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. [More]