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4 Benefits for Using Online Forms in Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson August 9, 2013 3:48 PM
If someone asked you to name some of the top ways you could connect with customers and potential customers online, you would probably mention Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and possibly Instagram, I seriously doubt that you would include web forms. [More]

It's That Time of Year: Put Window Air Conditioners into Storage

by Winnie Hsiu September 29, 2010 12:50 PM
If you use a window air conditioner, one of the tasks you should undertake every fall is removing the air conditioner and putting it into storage. While most people assume the reason for moving a window air conditioner is to reduce heating costs from drafts through the window, there are also several other compelling reasons to put a window air conditioner into storage or self storage for the winter. Taking the air conditioner out of your window and putting it into storage reduces a family’s or business’ risk of fire, burglary, and an invasion by stink bugs. [More]

OH Fire Department Starts Self Storage Business to Raise Money

by Holly Robinson September 20, 2010 4:29 PM
Across the country, budgets for emergency services, including fire department budgets, have been shrinking steadily. Some departments have even begun to charge crash victims for the cost of responding to an accident or a fire. Now one Ohio fire department has found a more creative solution to its financing woes -- it is constructing a self storage facility. Profits from the self storage facility will provide funding for the fire department, easing the burden on local taxpayers.

The fire department in question is the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, or the Station 6 Fire Department, of Hancock County, Ohio. [More]