May 22, 2013 2:01 PM
What does a company do when it wants to expand but there isn’t any land available that is adjacent to its property? The business expands up. That is what Access Self-Storage in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in London is doing. They are adding three floors to the history building where their self storage business is located. [More]
October 2, 2012 6:07 PM
Psychologists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman from the University of Kansas recently conducted a study on how smiling affected people’s ability to recover from stressful situations. Participants were divided into two groups. One group held chopsticks in their mouths creating a forced smile on their face. Other participants were instructed to smile a genuine smile during the activities. [More]
June 28, 2012 10:08 AM
As managers and owners of self storage facilities, you face myriads of problems day-in and day-out: lackluster performing employees, renters who are late with their payments, unhappy customers. However, you are probably never locked inside your own facility being chased by a voracious alien predator. At least I don’t think you have!
You’ve probably heard about the movie Storage 24. It’s far different from the Storage Wars television program. Storage 24 is a movie where a military cargo plane crashes over London. Its highly classified contents are strewn across the city. [More]
May 22, 2012 6:50 PM
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners only occasionally need an office space. Because they don’t need an office all of the time, it doesn’t make financial sense to rent traditional office space.
Self storage businesses have recognized that need that small business owners have and many have created places within their storage facilities to fill those needs for temporary office space. [More]
February 23, 2012 9:06 PM
The United States is by far the leader when it comes to the self storage industry. The vast majority practically five of every six self storage facilities in the work lie within the borders of the U.S. While the industry may be focused within the U.S., it is people in the UK that have managed to put a very personal spin on the concept. [More]
February 17, 2012 6:22 PM
For many the idea of renting a self storage unit is downright foolish. It’s not that they don’t have stuff that they could stand to put in storage. They just have sufficient space around the house, i.e. garage, spare room, attic, closets, etc., and don’t feel like renting a self storage unit is a necessary expense they need to incur.What if you did rent a self storage unit and could make a lot of money at the same time? [More]
October 24, 2011 5:16 PM
There are a few things that tend to get people’s feeling and sense of patriotism going like the Summer Olympics. When you see a person from your country dominate a field of athletes from around the world in a given event it’s understandable for fans/countrymen to stick their chests out a little bit more and smile. [More]
September 22, 2011 8:33 PM
The UK Self Storage Association recently released data that indicated people have increased the length of time that they keep their possessions in storage units. In 2007, the average length of stay was 22 weeks. In 2010, the length increased to 38 weeks – almost double the length of time compared to what it was in 2007. On average, businesses use storage for 56 weeks. [More]
May 17, 2011 6:51 AM
It is often thanks to the kindness of strangers that many people get past difficult situations in life. And those in the power to help in a direct way, sometimes self storage operators and owners, are thankfully often among the first to act. One such person was Detroit, Mich., businessman Glenn Wash who owns Schaefer Lyndon Self Storage and reached out to help a man who faces losing his home. [More]
May 7, 2010 12:19 PM
Access Self Storage, of Merton Road in Wandsworth, England, has released 260 baby elephants that it was holding in storage. The elephants paraded through London this week, as part of a campaign to save the Asian elephant called, aptly, Elephant Parade.
The elephants are not alive, of course. But they are life-size. They are made of fiberglass. The painted elephants are part of Elephant Parade, a campaign being held by conservation group Elephant Family, to raise money to save endangered Asian elephants. The parade was led by Elephant Family trustee Mark Shand. Now that the parade is over, the elephants will be placed in locations all over London, including Green Park, Hyde Park, St. James' Park, King's Road, Queen's Walk, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Hamley's Toy Store, Selfridge's, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Marble Arch, Chelsea Royal Hospital, the Natural History Museum, Greenwich, and Briston. [More]