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Self Storage Company Teams Up With Charity Storage to Help Veterans and Support Cancer Research

by Winnie Hsiu May 26, 2014 11:14 PM
Having an extra day off from work is a nice perk to any weekend and is enough to make most people happy for whatever holiday happens to grant it. This past weekend people had Monday off for Memorial Day. While many probably took to the ballpark, beach, park, or to the backyard to grill there was likely a portion that forgot why they have the time to do it. [More]

Observing Memorial Day

by Holly Robinson May 27, 2013 2:50 PM
Today across America, people remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. They place flowers and flags on their gravesites and hold programs to honor those who have served.

Initially, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and was celebrated on May 5. It originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died during that war. [More]

Self Storage is as American as Apple Pie

by John Stevens May 23, 2013 5:18 PM
Memorial Day is an American holiday where people get an extra day off from work to spend time with friends and family and give thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces that make it possible for them to do just that. What better time to reflect on an industry that is uniquely American like the self storage industry? [More]

The Busiest Day for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2013 1:50 PM
The movie industry has the Oscars that they give out at the Academy Awards. Athletes have the Olympics where they earn gold, silver, or bronze medals. Football teams have the Super Bowl where the cream-of-the-crop teams play. Retailers have Black Friday, which is the Friday right after Thanksgiving. Those are big-event days in those arenas. What big event day does the self storage industry have? National Moving Day! [More]

A Self Storage Company Says Thanks to Military Personnel in its Own Way

by John Stevens May 29, 2012 10:59 AM
Many self storage companies are going a little crazy today as the industry enjoys its version of Black Friday, Crazy Tuesday. With Memorial Day Weekend a popular time for people to move whether it is home from college or just to a new place, the self storage industry sees a healthy increase in business. Of course, it—Crazy Tuesday, Memorial Day Weekend—would not exist where it not for the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. Military. [More]

What do Memorial Day, Mommies, and the Self Storage Industry Have in Common?

by Winnie Hsiu May 23, 2012 9:26 PM
Moms across the country are likely gearing up for a pretty big weekend; one in which it is common for families to get together and spend time together at picnics, pool parties and all sorts of other events (with Mom likely doing all the planning and heavy lifting). One self storage company has come up with a way to honor Moms and the reason for Memorial Day all at the same time. [More]

“Crazy Tuesday” is Coming; Do You Know Where Your Self Storage Facility Is

by John Stevens May 17, 2012 9:43 PM
Jimmy Buffett thinks that come Monday everything’s all right. The Bangles though Monday’s were manic. Wednesday is known far and wide as “hump” day. The retail industry calls the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday.” Days tend to hold significance for certain people for a variety of reasons. In the self storage industry it’s Tuesdays—or rather “Crazy Tuesday.” [More]

Memorial Day Movers Prepare for Traffic Snarls

by Tony Gonzalez May 28, 2010 8:58 AM
People who are moving and relocating over the weekend in order to take advantage of the long weekend for unpacking should plan for long travel times on congested roads. A recent survey done by AAA shows that 32.1 million Americans plan to be on the road this weekend -- if accurate, AAA’s figures mean that about 5.4 percent more people will be traveling over Memorial Day weekend this year than did last year. If gas prices continue to drop, though, AAA’s estimates may prove low.

“Travel decisions are made at the last minute more than in the past,” AAA Carolinas president and CEO David Parsons said in The Lexington Dispatch yesterday afternoon. “With gas prices dropping daily, abundant hotel weekend deals and warm weather, staycations are losing their appeal.” [More]