Contributing Editors



Self Storage Companies Don’t Leave You Out in the Cold

by John Stevens October 9, 2012 9:56 PM
There is a feeling that comes with being trapped. By what doesn’t matter. It can be by something literal like by bad guys or something more metaphorical like a bad relationship, a poor business deal, or by having too much stuff packed into your small apartment. You feel alone; like you have no one to turn to in order to help get you out of the mess you’re in. To use another metaphor it’s like being left out in the cold. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by John Stevens October 8, 2012 7:29 PM
The generous nature of the self storage industry is one that is well known. Hardly a day goes by where there is not at least one story about a self storage facility somewhere doing something to benefit a non-for-profit organization of some kind. [More]

Another Self Storage Aggregator Joins the Fray

by Tony Gonzalez October 4, 2012 7:17 PM
People like to say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On a personal level that is likely very true. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—imitation isn’t necessarily flattering. It’s a sign that you’ve done something well and now someone else wants to do the same thing. [More]

Self Storage Company Making Every Effort to Appeal to Hispanic Market

by John Stevens October 3, 2012 6:03 PM
The United States is one crowded country. According to the last census the population is around 308 million people. Although people aren’t necessarily forced to live on top of each other we still put a premium on our space; having it and making the most of it. Sometimes we don’t have enough of it in order to store our stuff and live comfortably. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help You Walk a Mile in Your Own Shoes

by John Stevens October 2, 2012 8:24 PM
There is a pretty well-known saying that talks about getting to know a person or before passing judgment on someone you need to walk a mile in his shoes. While that does sound like a relatively simple proposition (unless that someone has really, really small feet) there are plenty of people that would just like to have a pair of shoes to walk in at all. [More]

Does This Website Make My Storage Unit Look Big?

by Holly Robinson October 1, 2012 6:45 PM
Guys, does that question sound remotely familiar to you? Try replacing ‘this website’ and ‘storage unit’ with ‘these pants’ and ‘my behind’ and it probably does. As much as we hate it when women ask us questions like that related to their appearance, how something looks can make a big difference in how it’s perceived. [More]

No Need to Go it Alone Where the Self Storage Industry is Concerned

by Tony Gonzalez September 28, 2012 6:56 PM
The concept of working together is one that is common throughout our society. Teachers like students to do group projects. Even individual sports like golf require a team effort to in competitions. Sometimes you’ll find people that will try to go it alone rather than work with the team. That is hardly the case when it comes to the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Has a Place in its Heart for the Military

by Kim Kilpatrick September 27, 2012 8:08 PM
In a perfect world people would make in salary a monetary equivalent to the social value of the work that they do. People that decide to go into the military and other forms of public service clearly do it for reasons other than monetary compensation which is just one of many reasons why people should take whatever opportunities they can to show their appreciation for those that risk their lives to protect the freedom of others. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Get the Most Out of its Garage Sales

by Holly Robinson September 26, 2012 6:59 PM
Many self storage companies are well known for their charitable work. Hundreds of them get involved in Toys for Tots each year. Many more collect food during the Holidays as well as numerous other endeavors. Some have even gone through the time and trouble to build a reputation for their charity work that helps keep people coming back. [More]

Olympic Competition Nothing New to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez September 25, 2012 9:24 PM
What do McKayla Maroney, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ryan Lochte, Kobe Bryant, and the self storage industry have in common? Stumped? It’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s a hint—it’s actually exactly what you think it is. [More]
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