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Kids Are Not the Only Ones That Like a Good Story—the Self Storage Industry Does!

by John Stevens June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. [More]

Self Storage Industry is a College Student's Best Friend

by John Stevens April 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Everyone needs someone they can feel like they should be able to count on. Batman had Robin; Tom had Jerry; Superman had Louis Lane—the list could go on and on. In the real world it helps to be able to count on someone as well; much like college students are able to count on the self storage industry. [More]

Hawaii Self Storage Holds Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu September 20, 2013 11:28 PM
Every day, people face the decision to try meth. Many people think that there are benefits to using it but little risk. However, meth abuse costs the United States $23.4 billion annually.

Meth is the number one drug problem in Hawaii. Between 2005 to2007, meth use among tenth graders in Hawaii increased eighty-seven percent. Meth-related emergency room costs in Hawaii totaled $43 million in 2006. Hawaii ranks #3 nationally for meth-related treatment admissions. [More]

Creativity and Humor Sells in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens May 6, 2013 6:19 PM
Guys always think that it’s the hard bodies that women want (that’s why they are single!), but if they just listen to women (yes, that can be hard) they’ll realize that is not the case for many. In fact, most will say that they just want a man that will make them laugh. They want a guy with a good sense of humor, and it looks like this is a lesson that many self storage companies fully embrace. [More]

Self Storage Companies Use Books to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez March 5, 2013 7:56 PM
Reading a book is a past time that is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Electronic devices have made carrying a paperback or hardback book around almost archaic. However, until those devices cost less than the average paperback there will always be a need for books somewhere by someone. Members of the self storage industry have been more than happy to step up and help. [More]

No Child Left Behind in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 25, 2013 9:31 PM
During his presidency George W. Bush passed a well-intentioned piece of legislation with the purpose of trying to make sure that children in the United States received the education they need to be a success when they get older. While the government may shoot for all children, others—like various members of the self storage industry-- try to do what they can for those in their community. [More]

New Year's Resolutions for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 2, 2012 7:21 PM
Many people look at the start of the New Year as a new beginning; a chance to stop whatever bad or destructive habits they had gotten into in the last year and start fresh. It is often a time where we find it easier to imagine a greater place in the world for us, as well as a greater us taking a place in the world. [More]

Self Storage Companies Lend School Kids a Helping Hand

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 5:35 PM
Kids around the country are busy sleeping in, playing video games, riding bikes, hanging out with friends; basically, doing whatever they please (as long as Mom and Dad don’t mind). One thing that a number of them probably don’t want to face right about now is something they have no control over and will come whether they like it or not—school. [More]

Self Storage Companies Working to Ensure that Kids Have Books to Read

by John Stevens May 4, 2011 8:33 PM
Reading is like food for the mind. It helps people develop the ability to think and process information as it comes in, among a number of other benefits. The importance of it is what makes it even sadder when it becomes public knowledge that there are kids in communities around the country not developing this important skill simply because they do not have access to books. [More]

Self Storage, a Family Friendly Business

by Tony Gonzalez March 1, 2011 7:54 AM
There is one thing that just about every business wants to be considered and that is to be family friendly. With that kind of reputation a business is often seen as one that you can trust your business, or in the case of the self storage industry, your belongings to. That of course translates into more business and a healthier bottom line. [More]
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