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Self Storage Company Can Do More Than Just Store Your Car or Motorcycle

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 11:26 PM
We live in a society that loves its cars and motorcycles. People give them pet names sometimes and even talk to them like they are people; like they might actually respond. Often times life finds us spending more time with them than we do our loved ones. So when it comes to storing them it sure is a shame when we don’t have space at home for them. [More]

LifeStorage Opens New Facility in Barrington, Illinois

by Kim Kilpatrick January 23, 2014 5:22 PM
LifeStorage announced the opening of its newest facility in Barrington, Illinois. This brings the number of facilities in Illinois up to 28. It is located at 1455 South Barrington Road. [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]

Garage Sales Are Multi-Purpose Events for Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson September 24, 2013 9:13 PM
Have you ever felt like you just have way too much stuff in the garage? Is your house feeling cluttered with a mixture of new and old things everywhere? Do you need some elbow room at home, but you don’t know if you want to keep things (but need a place to do so) or just get rid of them? Sounds like you need to check out your local self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves If You Give Them Reasons People Will Come

by Tony Gonzalez September 13, 2013 10:59 PM
In the Field of Dreams Kevin Costner did not start building a baseball diamond into his field until he heard a voice say those famous words—if you build it, they will come. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—wish it was that easy to get customers to visit. Instead it is a little different. Just building it is not enough. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Expand Close to Home

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 10:04 PM
Growing and expanding a business is tough. Not only do you need the know-how, but you have to have the capital to do so as well. Many companies, like LifeStorage Self Storage, will look to other markets far away from their base of operations. However, while it is good to look to other markets it is important not to forget where you came from. [More]

Expansion Not Just Good for Business in the Self Storage Industry—it is the Business

by John Stevens July 31, 2013 11:23 PM
Clothing manufacturers have gotten smart. Many of them will know include built in expanders to their pants or shorts so when a person happens to put on a few pounds they will not necessarily need to run out and buy new clothes. They just have to adjust their pants or shorts accordingly. Ask anyone that owns a pair of shorts or pants like that and they’ll gladly say—expansion is good. [More]

Self Storage is for More Than Storing Cars

by John Stevens July 23, 2013 12:35 AM
Typically when people think of the self storage industry they think of the many scenes in movies and television shows where all sorts of things are done/stored/etc. or they just think of storing stuff; things like furniture, clothes, recreational vehicles, and even cars. While it may make sense for people to store a car at a self storage facility that is not the only thing people do with cars there. [More]

Expansion and Risk is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 19, 2013 11:56 PM
There are some things in life we don’t want to see expand—our waistline for one; the role of a rival at work. In those cases more of one thing means less of another. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—expansion is a win-win scenario. [More]

Change is Good But So is Continuity in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 13, 2013 12:23 AM
Some of the greatest innovations in history have been because people were always willing to challenge the norm. They were willing to seek change rather than be satisfied with the status quo. While that can be a good thing in many facets and walks of life there are just as many were doing the same thing and being predictable is good. [More]
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