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Holiday Season Offers Optimum Time to Market Your Storage Business to Customers

by John Stevens December 21, 2010 8:09 AM
Every holiday season, storage facility owners and operators see a surge in business from people who need extra space each year, possibly even using that space to store and wrap gifts. But there are top strategies self storage owners can take to turn the holiday surge into a permanent surge of business. [More]

Mini Storage Units in Greater Demand as Seasons Change and Holidays Arrive

by John Stevens November 15, 2010 8:16 AM
There are plenty of big storage units for those motorcycles, couches, beds, entertainment centers, big-screen TVs, and even SUVs. But what about its small cousin, the mini storage unit? Just what can be done with those smaller storage spaces besides holding a button collection? To find the answer just look at the demand. Trends are showing they’re becoming more popular for seasonal and holiday storage. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Toys for Tots

by Kim Kilpatrick December 8, 2009 11:19 PM
Families who make a habit of cleaning out closets and basements to prepare for the holidays can kill two birds with one stone this year: putting seasonal items into storage and donating to Toys for Tots. Many self storage companies and associations nationwide are participating in the Toys for Tots program. Self storage facilities are collecting and storing toys, and, as the holidays approach, will serve as distribution points for the campaign as well. [More]

Using Self-Storage to Prepare for the Holidays

by Kim Kilpatrick November 23, 2009 7:05 AM
Self-storage companies around the country are offering tips to help people with the process of decluttering in preparation for the holidays. While many people like to store things in their closets, basements, and attics, others find that using self-storage greatly reduces the stress of the holidays. Using a self-storage unit can reduce stress in the following ways:

A self-storage unit provides parents with a way to rotate unused toys out of circulation. Most parenting experts recommend that parents leave only a few toys out at a time for children to play with. When the current set of toys ceases to interest children, parents can rotate them into storage and rotate other toys out. It is best to keep only as many toys in circulation as children can reasonably be expected to put away on their own.... [More]
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