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History Often Behind the Doors of Self Storage Units

by Winnie Hsiu July 30, 2012 9:17 PM
Ask the common person what they think is behind the doors of the majority of self storage units and they’ll likely say it’s someone’s junk. Reality shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters have shown us that often hiding in that trash is another man’s treasure. Often times that treasure is even a piece of history. [More]

Historical Documents Belonging to Malcolm X's Friend Found in Storage Unit

by John Stevens February 1, 2012 3:54 PM
It is almost inevitable that self storage businesses will have renters who are delinquent in paying their rental fees. Facility managers diligently work with these people so they won't fall behind in their payments. For various reasons renters will default on their payments and the items are auctioned off. Storage managers and owners wish that this wouldn't happen - but at times, they do. [More]