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Manhattan Mini Storage Holds New Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 2, 2013 8:11 PM
People probably know Manhattan Mini Storage by their ads. The self storage ads are sometimes sometimes snarky, sometimes controversial politically and culturally. Some have attacked people like Paris Hilton, President George W. Bush, and Michelle Bachmann.

Always ‘thinking like a New Yorker,’ Manhattan Mini Storage has come up with a new sweepstakes contest that will appeal to hip New Yorkers. They teamed up with Hipstermaid for the contest where the winner gets the prize of a lifetime: free storage and cleaning for an entire year! [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

Maine's Legislature Closer to Passing Self Storage Records Law

by John Stevens February 3, 2010 11:51 AM
Maine's legislature is one step closer this week to passing the state's new law protecting personal financial records that are abandoned in self-storage units. The bill, LD 1499, is under final review by the Business Research Economic Development Committee. It was drafted by the Maine Self Storage Association together with the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, and is expected to pass in both Maine's House and Senate this spring. The bill was sponsored by Maine State Senator Peter Bowman.

Under Maine's current law, items in self-storage units may be sold if rent for the unit is 45 days or more past due. The self-storage operator is not required to inventory the unit for personal records, or to notify any regulators if personal records are found or believed to be present, as often happens when mortgage companies that keep their records in self-storage go out of business. [More]