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Need a Helping Hand This Holiday Season? Check Out Your Local Self Storage Facility!

by Kim Kilpatrick November 12, 2013 8:03 PM
The Holiday Season is upon us. That means it’s time to start planning your parties, doing your shopping—food and gifts--, cleaning the house picking up relatives from the airport, wrapping present, hiding presents—the list goes on and on. The logistics alone can be a nightmare. Who couldn’t use a little help? [More]

There is No Resting on Laurels in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 4, 2013 11:50 PM
Coaches of the better sports teams always fear one thing; two if you count injuries. Besides seeing guys get hurt, they fear that their team will become complacent. They fear that if they played the worst team in the league their team would play down on the bad team’s level—and there is nothing worse than getting beat by a bad team! [More]

Resilient Self Storage Industry Still Good Business

by John Stevens November 1, 2013 11:32 PM
Many people across the country probably watched a horror movie or two on Halloween. Whether it was a classic like the Nightmare on Elm Street series or one of the Friday the 13th ones or a newer movie the underlying theme is the same—people are just trying to survive. In business—self storage or otherwise-- sometimes survival is all you can hope for. [More]

Conversions Still Common in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 30, 2013 11:41 PM
Are you a handy person? When it comes to making something old look new do you have a knack for being able to pound a few nails here and screw in a few bolts there to turn scrap into art? Being able to convert something into something new and better is a talent worth having and one often in demand in the self storage industry. [More]

What’s Scarier—Self Storage or a Cluttered House?

by John Stevens October 28, 2013 11:59 PM
People like to be scared. They like to go to movies like Friday the 13th, the Freddy Krueger series, and all sorts of other horror flicks with the hopes that something makes them scream in terror. For some folks it may not be necessary to head to the movies. There homes could be cluttered and messy enough to make a person scared of what they might find. [More]

Expansion—Bad For Waistline But Good for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry inside the borders of the United States has become a popular investment, a lucrative business, and a part of American pop culture. It wasn’t that long ago that the industry was much smaller and a lot less popular, but over the years expansion has been good for the industry and for many individual companies. [More]

Where Did Self Storage Come From?

by Kim Kilpatrick October 9, 2013 11:41 PM
Every day we use products that we don’t think twice about. We are so accustomed to just having them that the idea or notion of living without them does not enter our minds, but once upon a time there were no computers or mobile phones. Cars were considered science fiction. Heck—people used to think the world was flat! [More]

How Many Followers Does Your Self Storage Facility Have?

by Kim Kilpatrick October 9, 2013 12:05 AM
Social media is here to stay. It’s not only here to stay, but is growing by leaps and bounds every day. It wasn’t that long ago that it was just MySpace, and even less time since Facebook and Twitter took over. Now there is StumbleUpon, Tunblr, Pinterest, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, LiveJournal, Bebo—the list could go on and on. [More]

The Right Software Can Really Benefit Your Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 8, 2013 1:00 AM
There are things that can make our lives a lot easier if we use them. Instead of using a traditional push lawnmower for your grass you can use a self-propelling one (or a riding mower). Rather type a report on a typewriter we can use word processing programs on computers. The same concept can apply to the business world, self storage and otherwise. [More]

Self Storage Businesses Reflect Economic Trends

by Tony Gonzalez October 7, 2013 9:02 PM
You don’t need a crystal ball to tell what is in store in the future. All you have to do is look at the self storage industry because it accurately reflects current economic trends. Look at Central Self Storage in Meridian, Idaho.

Currently, there’s a big demand for large storage units in Meridian. Susan Franden, manager of Central Self Storage, believes there are four reasons why there is an increase of demand for storage in Meridian. [More]
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