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There is Power in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson December 9, 2013 11:43 PM
Have you ever been in class and had to a group project? Did you end up being the one that did all the work or was your group the one where everyone actually worked together and the task at hand was accomplished with better precision and in less time? That’s because there is a power that comes with acting in numbers. [More]

There’s a Story Behind Your Local Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu December 4, 2013 11:46 PM
If you have ever known (or been) the kind of person that has never or rarely moved than you understand what it is like for many things to have a story behind them. When you stay in the same relative area for a long time many things are bound to have a story behind them whether it’s a picture from a party or a memento from a vacation. [More]

California Self Storage Association Gets Creative to Celebrate the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez December 3, 2013 12:19 AM
Merchants start ‘celebrating’ Christmas earlier and earlier every year. They just know that even though you are looking for that elusive turkey baster or can of cranberry that you’ll see the bright lights in the Christmas section and be drawn to it like a moth to a flame; we can fight it, but it’s a losing battle. However, now that the holiday is here there is no reason to hold back anymore. [More]

Expansion in the Self Storage Industry a World Wide Theme

by John Stevens November 29, 2013 11:14 PM
There are few things that are truly universal. Somewhere there is bound to be some population that does something different than the rest—but there are a few. Take Santa Claus for example. Around the world the popular figure is known as Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, Tomte, or Saint Nicholas. While know by something different, each character is known for doing the same basic thing. [More]

You Can Always Do Better in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 27, 2013 11:50 PM
Growing up did you know a kid that got upset if he got a ‘B’ on his/her report card? Did you try to comfort that person by telling them that a ‘B’ is good; heck, that it’s a lot better than a ‘C.’ Did they respond by saying that an ‘A’ would be better? [More]

Self Storage Companies Do a Lot of Driving During the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2013 11:59 PM
There are certain places over the next month that folks are going to have to go like the in-law’s house, the mall to shop for presents, or the grocery store to shop for food; all places they don’t really want to go but have to. The worst part isn’t the destination though, but the journey. It’s the drive on all the congested roads that is unpleasant. [More]

‘Conversion’ the Word of the Day for Many Self Storage Developers

by Kim Kilpatrick November 26, 2013 12:24 AM
Back in the 1980s there was a popular Saturday morning television show called Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Part of Pee Wee’s weekly routine was to name a word of the day each week. Everyone would scream every time it was mentioned. While fun and silly the idea was to get kids to learn a new word. Not bad, right? Could you imagine if the same thing were to take place in the self storage industry? [More]

Alaskan Self Storage Manager Shows How it’s the Simple Things That Matter Most

by John Stevens November 20, 2013 11:59 PM
When Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released into theaters back in 1986 Mathew Broderick’s title character talked about how we live in a fast world and how it’s important to take the time to appreciate it. While it was true then can you imagine what he would say now? Today’s world is moving at the speed of light in comparison to 1986! [More]

Self Storage Company Setting a Big Goal for the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez November 19, 2013 11:48 PM
Routines are a fact of life, but can be dangerous if you are not careful. Get in the wrong routine and you can find yourself just going through the motions and not making the most of your time. This can be true in all facets of life—work, home, social—you name it. The same can be said for facilities in the self storage industry. [More]

MacGyver Would Love the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 13, 2013 11:56 PM
MacGyver was the king of cool in the 1980s. The man had a knack for being able to take whatever there was available and turning it into something awesome. It didn’t matter what it was or where he was. He could convert just about anything into something valuable and useful—much like what many companies look to do when they take an existing building or structure and turn it into a new self storage facility. [More]
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