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Self Storage Company Wants to Put Information at Your Fingertips

by Winnie Hsiu May 12, 2014 11:29 PM
Do you need to keep your kids occupied in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? How about organizing your pictures? Or managing your DVR recordings? Paying bills? Keeping up with the latest and greatest news from your community and around the world? Well—there’s an app for that. [More]

Resilient Self Storage Industry Still Good Business

by John Stevens November 1, 2013 11:32 PM
Many people across the country probably watched a horror movie or two on Halloween. Whether it was a classic like the Nightmare on Elm Street series or one of the Friday the 13th ones or a newer movie the underlying theme is the same—people are just trying to survive. In business—self storage or otherwise-- sometimes survival is all you can hope for. [More]

Lock Up Self Storage in Chicago Holds Grand Opening

by Winnie Hsiu July 23, 2013 7:40 PM
Lock Up Self Storage announced the grand opening of its fifth facility in Chicago. The Chicago-Galewood Lock Up is located on 1900 N. Narragansett Avenue. It is conveniently located within the Galewood/Elmwood Park neighborhoods near the border of Chicago and Oak Park. This location is readily accessible to the residents and businesses on the west side of Chicago. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help You Play Santa

by John Stevens November 1, 2012 7:57 PM
Across the country it is beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas even though it doesn’t quite look like it yet (thank goodness). As the weather continues to get cooler the snow will follow in many areas of the country and it will look like Christmas as well. That of course means that people will be engaging in a time-honored holiday tradition—shopping. [More]

Specialization Can Help Your Self Storage Facility Stand Out

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2011 5:37 PM
The purpose behind the self storage industry is pretty clear. It is intended to provide people with a place to store whatever they need after their home or office has run out of room. As the business has evolved through the years, just providing people with a basic storage room is not enough to be a successful business. [More]

The Self Storage Industry Appreciates Its Past

by Winnie Hsiu September 8, 2011 8:31 PM
There is not a person in the United States that has not driven by a building that looked like it was comprised of a lot of closets and garages. Self Storage facilities have been around for years, and have even become a pretty reliable investment in an economy that is anything but reliable. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to do More Than Keep Your Stuff Safe

by Tony Gonzalez August 8, 2011 7:28 PM
Self Storage companies have a simple, straight forward purpose—to give you a place to store your precious keepsakes and to keep them safe. One self storage company decided that it wanted to do a little more than just keep their tenants belongings safe. They want to do something to help keep the community safe as well. [More]

Lock Up Self Storage Joining Ranks of Solar Panel Use

by John Stevens July 6, 2011 7:38 AM
The Lock Up Self Storage has jumped onto the renewable energy bandwagon, to continue its commitment to help protect the environment and contain electricity costs. The Chicago-based self storage company with more than 30 climate controlled storage facilities nationwide, has taken the eco-friendly step of installing solar panels in its Livingston and Westood New Jersey facilities. [More]

Niche Marketing Can Be the Basis for a Successful Self Storage Business

by John Stevens December 1, 2010 2:23 PM
When it comes to starting a new business or keeping a current one afloat it helps to have a stable customer base to count on. Having a certain level of consistent or repeat business you can count on makes it easier to plan what marketing efforts you will employ in hopes of creating more business. Identifying those niche markets and taking advantage of them can be the difference between failure and success. [More]