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New Year, New Look for Self Storage Mag

by Holly Robinson January 2, 2013 8:13 PM
Does anyone remember what the general reaction was to New Coke during its brief run in stores back in 1985? The new product was widely criticized and led to the popular soda manufacturer bringing back the old version rebranded as Coco-Cola Classic. Sure enough, the rebranding worked and sales were through the roof so while the road to the change was unorthodox the end result was exactly what the company wanted. [More]

College Football Rivals Trying to do Like Self Storage Industry and Help Kure It

by Winnie Hsiu January 1, 2013 10:30 PM
On New Year’s Day and for the next several days much of the nation will be watching the best of the best in college football battle it out in one of many bowl games leading up to the national title game between Alabama and Notre Dame. In some cases the games involve rivals, but in every case they involve the teams doing some sort of charitable work. [More]

How the Self Storage Industry Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by John Stevens December 31, 2012 7:02 PM
Come midnight people all over the country will break out into a semi-spontaneous rendition of a song that most people don’t know the words to (Auld Lang Syne; a New Year’s Eve tradition for years and years). As their celebration dies down and the new day and year begins many will be ready to take part in another time honored tradition—making a New Year’s Resolution. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Mental Illness

by Kim Kilpatrick December 28, 2012 6:04 PM
The number of gun-related tragedies that the country is starting to see each year is becoming more and more disturbing. Every time one occurs the nation begins to debate the concept of gun control all over again. While this has occurred once again in the days following the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut, there has also been talk about the need for a better understanding of mental illness. [More]

Self Storage Industry Expanding its Reach

by Winnie Hsiu December 27, 2012 8:37 PM
The self storage industry is an industry that has become one of the more reliable investments in the United States in recent years; something that has been encouraged by growth and stability within the industry. While it has primarily been a U.S.-based interest, in some parts of the world it is starting to really catch on and expand. [More]

Self Storage Company Acts as Unofficial North Pole Sub-Station

by Tony Gonzalez December 26, 2012 9:48 PM
The holiday season may be winding down now that Christmas has past, but in the coming days there are likely to be more and more stories of holiday cheer that are uncovered and reported in some way, shape, or form in the media. As active as the self storage industry is in helping those less fortunate in their communities it would not be surprising to hear that a few self storage facilities were involved. [More]

Twas the Night Before Christmas--the Self Storage Edition

by John Stevens December 24, 2012 10:36 PM
The self storage industry is one that is all about the family. It is not uncommon to see families running a self storage facility. Families trust them to keep their possessions they safe. With the way many self storage facilities give back to their communities it is clear a familial type relationship exists. So in honor of the most family oriented of holidays—a self storage/Christmas poem (inspired by Twas the Night Before Christmas)! [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Make it a Warm Holiday

by Winnie Hsiu December 22, 2012 12:41 AM
When it comes to trying to get something accomplished that has a bigger purpose than self-gratification it often helps to have a helping hand. If the project or task is small enough family and/or friends may be enough, but when it comes to doing something grander like collecting warm clothes for the needy it helps to have as much assistance as possible. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants You to Help MOW

by Holly Robinson December 20, 2012 8:26 PM
There are approximately seven billion people in the world; around 312 million of them live in the United States alone. If we lived in a perfect world filled with so many people every one of them would go to bed with a full belly, but sadly that is not the case here in the U.S. or abroad. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Sell its Simplicity

by Tony Gonzalez December 19, 2012 8:06 PM
According to an old saying the devil is in the details. That could mean that if you are not careful the details can come back to cost you in the long run, especially if you are not fully aware of them. It could also be a real coy way of trying to tell people to read the fine print or simply to pay attention. As important as the details are sometimes it is necessary to remind people how simple something can actually be. [More]
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