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Georgia Couple Goes Home with a Real Treasure from Self Storage Auction

by John Stevens September 24, 2012 8:50 PM
Consider this your warning; you may want to grab a tissue, handkerchief, or something before your read this story. It’s a heartwarming one that speaks well for the people that you can meet in and around the self storage industry, but it will make you tear up still all the same. [More]

Party at the Self Storage Facility!

by Tony Gonzalez September 20, 2012 9:49 PM
Self storage units have been used for a lot of things, some of them illegal, but mostly legal. People have stored all sorts of things in them from old clothes and furniture to cars and recreational vehicles along with all sorts of odds and ends. However, there are some enterprising individuals that use there self storage units for more social purposes. [More]

Need a Self Storage Facility? Check Out YouTube!

by Winnie Hsiu September 19, 2012 4:27 PM
At one time advertising used to be strictly in print, on billboards, and on the radio. The advent of television opened up a whole new stream as companies started making commercials. Now we have mobile marketing plans where ads are placed in text messages, paint jobs on cars representing companies, and don’t forget about the internet. [More]

Self Storage Company in Pacific Northwest Could Get a Lot More Relaxing

by Kim Kilpatrick September 18, 2012 6:25 PM
On the surface the word relaxing might not seem like one that would be associated too often with the self storage industry. If you think about it for a moment it absolutely should. When you have too much stuff cluttering up your house you tend to feel a little boxed in or stressed right? Making space by taking stuff to a self storage unit takes away the stressor and creating a more relaxing environment. [More]

Self Storage Isn’t Just for Self Storage Anymore

by John Stevens September 17, 2012 7:42 PM
When the self storage industry began back in the 1960s the idea was to give people that needed a little extra space for their stuff exactly what they needed—space. For the most part that is exactly what people use the self storage industry for. However, there is a small but growing population that is using self storage space for something else. [More]

Chicago Self Storage Facility has gone to the Dogs

by Kim Kilpatrick September 13, 2012 9:15 PM
“It’s a dog eat dog world out there and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear,” was one of the any phrases that bar regular Norm Peterson uttered upon entering the bar in the hit television show Cheers (from the 80s and 90s). While at times we can all appreciate the sentiment that he is expressing, there is no one that understands it better than some of the pups at the Chicago English Bull Dog Rescue (CEBR). [More]

What Do You Use a Self Storage Unit For?

by Holly Robinson September 11, 2012 11:01 PM
There are some questions that will forever remain unanswered. We will never know what came first, the chicken or the egg; the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa—a total mystery. There is one question, however, that we do know the answer to now, and that is what can be stored in a self storage unit. [More]

Garage Sales, Charity, and Self Storage are America

by Kim Kilpatrick September 10, 2012 8:35 PM
There are certain things that are uniquely American. You can’t really say baseball or any other sport is anymore; they are all pretty much played all over the world now. If there was anything that could be considered uniquely American it would be garage sales, charity, and the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Companies Know How to Step up when it Counts

by John Stevens September 7, 2012 8:47 PM
Every year around major holidays many members of the self storage industry have been known to step up and help those that are in need of help. Many companies are known for doing the same thing around the holidays, but for many in the self storage industry helping those in need is as much a part of the culture of the business as anything else. [More]

Self Storage Company Deciding to Go Big Instead of Going Home

by Tony Gonzalez September 5, 2012 6:11 PM
Success can be a very difficult thing to achieve no matter what the target goal is with anything less than a complete, whole-hearted effort by any and everyone involved. Anything less than 100 percent is quite likely to flirt with disaster and failure rather than success. Many believe that if you are not going to give your best effort you might as well not try; hence a saying that is true in the self storage industry and anywhere else—go big or go home. [More]
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