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Marketing Can Be as Easy as a Name in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 19, 2014 11:45 PM
The key to any business—self storage and otherwise--is successful marketing. You can have the best product or service in the world at the cheapest imaginable price, and it would not matter if no one ever came through the door to see it. That is why companies are willing to do anything sometimes or spend thousands (millions) of dollars just to get their name out there. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Offers Free Storage to Wildfire Victims

by Holly Robinson May 19, 2014 9:15 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They hold fundraisers and give the monies to local charities, shelters for the homeless, and centers for abused women and children. They also reach out to victims of natural disasters. San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is reaching out to those who are affected by the wildfires that are raging in California. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Bocce Ball Tournament

by Tony Gonzalez February 11, 2014 8:17 PM
Several years ago, I played bocce ball at a family reunion. I had never played it before and thought it was really fun. So, it is totally understandable to know just how popular the San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) bocce ball tournament is. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Donates Record Number of Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Yes, the holidays are over and it’s now just a warm fuzzy memory. Yes, the drives to collect winter clothing, toys, and food to help the less fortunate are finished. However, the numbers for some of those drives are finally in and tabulated. And those numbers are pretty amazing. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Really Getting into the Christmas Spirit

by Holly Robinson November 12, 2013 12:41 AM
Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away which of course means that another holiday—Christmas—is coming up as well. Lots of folks are already shopping, and if they haven’t they probably will on Black Friday. Plenty of kids have probably sent their letter to Santa as well. To make sure that he is able to fill each and every list members of the self storage industry are trying to help out. [More]

Self Storage Company Hoping to See Toys, Toys, and More Toys

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2013 11:04 PM
As usual, there are many members of the self storage industry happy to get involved with local charities. Every holiday season millions of people like to do something to help those less fortunate. There is just something that makes people want to help others have a happy holiday. [More]

Self Storage Industry Already Getting in the Holiday Spirit

by Tony Gonzalez October 29, 2013 9:38 PM
The fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, the temperatures cool off, there is a sporting event almost always on; some would say it doesn’t get any better than this. Then you add in the holidays where candy is everywhere (Halloween), you are expected to eat like a pig (Thanksgiving), and presents (Christmas)—seems like you’d want to take it slow and savor every moment, right? [More]

San Diego Self Storage Is Participating in Toys For Tots Drive

by Holly Robinson October 28, 2013 2:31 PM
It is four days before Halloween. I know many people that think it is awful to see Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. But they feel totally different when it comes to Toys for Tots. Their ‘Scrooge’ heart melts and they want to help so that needy children can have a good Christmas. [More]

Olivenhain Self Storage Supports Urban Surf 4 Kids

by Winnie Hsiu October 10, 2013 9:12 PM
Sometimes charity organizations get overwhelmed with possessions – just like individuals and families. And, just like individuals and families, they need extra space to store them. And, just like individuals and families, they turn to self storage facilities to help relieve the need for storage.

Urban Surf 4 Kids has been collecting donations from corporations and private individuals in anticipation of opening a thrift store. These donations were overwhelming their office space located on Utah Street in San Diego. [More]

Self Storage Companies Continue to Show Support for Local Sports Teams

by John Stevens October 1, 2013 11:27 PM
When you play for a local sports team there is one thing that can cause the downfall of the club faster than anything else. It’s not a lack of players; you can always do more recruiting. It’s not losing; there is always next week and many folks don’t play solely in order to win. No, but if they can’t pay for the game they can’t play, and if you can’t play there is nothing to recruit for and no reason to hang out. [More]
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