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Self Storage Industry Exemplifies the American Spirit

by Kim Kilpatrick July 5, 2013 12:19 AM
On the Fourth of July people across the United States celebrate their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The same spirit that created thousands of spectacular fireworks displays is applied everyday by people in all walks of life. It’s how Americans live and it’s how the nation stays on the forefront of many things—including the self storage industry. [More]

Changes in Store for Some State Self Storage Legislation

by Tony Gonzalez March 15, 2013 9:51 PM
Over the last few years the self storage industry has become pretty big business. Due to different circumstances people in the U.S. have found a need for self storage space and have been using it. However, as business began to boom so did the need for change to existing self storage related laws. While there has been significant progress there is still need for more. [More]

Self Storage Facilities No Longer the Black Sheep of the Community

by Kim Kilpatrick February 18, 2013 6:52 PM
Everyone knows one if they don’t have one of their own. That person that stands out from the rest for all the wrong reasons, but he or she is allowed to continue coming back due to some sort of relationship with the whole however thin it might be. We jokingly call that person the “black sheep” to signify their status as present, but unwanted. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes Lemons out of Lemonade

by Winnie Hsiu October 24, 2012 10:50 PM
As kids our parents try to teach us many things. One of those lessons is that sometimes things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sometimes there are huge roadblocks in the way of things that we want or like that we can’t do anything about. Complaining about them is useless and a waste of energy so sometimes when life gives you lemons you just have to make lemonade. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Can Sure Be Scary—but in a Good Way

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2012 9:03 PM
Whether it’s the mystery of what could be lurking or hidden by the steel gates of a unit or wondering what could be making that sound around the corner, self storage facilities are capable of inspiring fear in the bravest of individuals. At least that’s what Hollywood and haunted house enthusiasts want us to think! [More]

Simplicity Says it Best in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 11, 2012 10:58 AM
When it comes to something—anything really—that people spend their hard earned money on there is one thing that they always want, simplicity. People don’t want to have to search and go through any complex or elongated process to buy or rent something; they have better things to do with their time than figure out how to give their money to someone else. [More]

Self Storage the Secret to Success for Some

by Holly Robinson May 23, 2011 3:51 PM
For everyone there is one thing that stands out as what led them on the path to success that they are on today. Education may do the trick for some. For others, it may be that they know the right people in the right places and getting the proverbial door open. In many cases, it might be just blind luck. [More]

Tulsa (OK) Thieves Targeting Self Storage Units

by Holly Robinson October 16, 2009 10:29 AM
An October 15 posting on NBC-affiliate website in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police surveillance has begun at self storage unit companies throughout the city, as Tulsa police burglary detectives work to catch thieves who have broken into 100 mini-storage units between 10 businesses in the past three weeks, stealing over $100,000 in property thus far.

Sergeant Brandon Watkins heads TPD's Burglary Unit, and said that these burglars strike at night and have avoided being filmed by surveillance cameras at the entrance of the businesses – so far.

"The burglars are going in, usually hitting the back of the business, cutting a hole in the fence, driving a cart right through it and taking their time burglarizing these mini-storage units," said Watkins. [More]