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Sometimes You Have to Give in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2014 10:35 PM
There are many reasons why people rent self storage units. Maybe they don’t want to get rid of some cherished mementos just yet. Maybe they have gotten married recently and find they now have two of a lot of things. Maybe they just need space or maybe they just need the time and ability to take a step back from life and figure out where there next move is first. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Give People What They Want

by Winnie Hsiu April 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Everyone absolutely loves something, be it a person, place, or thing. It’s only natural. There are some things that people in general tend to love. We like to have them, experience, them, live them; we might not want to always admit it, but it’s true. One self storage company—in its own special way-- wants to do its part to give people some of those things. [More]

Self Storage Going the Distance for Kids on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by John Stevens April 22, 2013 7:03 PM
Along with providing people with some much needed space the self storage industry the world over is known for its philanthropic endeavors. From helping raise money to collecting any of a number of things people need the self storage industry knows no bounds when it comes to lending a helping hand. [More]

Contests a Great Way for Self Storage Industry to Engage People

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2013 6:06 PM
The toughest part about any business—self storage or otherwise—is not getting ready to open. It’s engaging people and getting them to walk through the door. Companies will spend thousands and some millions of dollars in elaborate advertising campaigns, but many in the self storage industry like to try a simpler route. They just hold a contest. [More]

Southern Self Storage Expanding in Port Richey, Florida

by Holly Robinson April 8, 2013 1:45 PM
Southern Self Storage recently acquired a facility in Port Richey, Florida, located on 6647 Embassy Blvd. The facility was originally Embassy One U-Store. The facility has over 52,000 square feet.

“This facility has many of the qualities that we look for,” says Regional Manager Donald Toler. “It’s centrally located and already has a great tenant base that we can build on. The facility has 461 units with approximately 70% air conditioned space to non-air conditioned space which is an ideal mix that we typically look for.” [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows How to Make the Most of What it Has

by Winnie Hsiu January 16, 2013 10:14 PM
Remember the scene in Apollo 13 when the engineers are told to figure out how to make something that the guys in the space shuttle desperately needed to live, but with some random stuff that appeared to be useless? And how they figured how to devise a contraption that was vital to getting the astronauts back home? [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Make Sure Some Soldiers Have a Reason to Smile this Christmas

by John Stevens December 18, 2012 8:53 PM
The men and women of the Armed Forces have an incredibly tough job on their hands. Not only do they willfully put themselves in harm’s way, but their duty often requires them to be away from their friends and family for lengthy periods of time. When that time coincides with the holidays it makes the job even tougher. [More]

Southern Self Storage Gives Away an iPad

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2012 9:15 PM
Southern Self Storage, in Florida, recently announced the winner of their iPad Giveaway Sweepstakes. Kim Johnson is the grand prize winner of a brand new Apple iPad. Grady Stephens is the second prize winner and will receive two months free storage. [More]

Southern Self Storage Donates Money to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Program

by John Stevens December 13, 2012 9:11 PM
Southern Self Storage, based in Florida, recently held a “Storage Wars Auction For Our Troops” event. This auction was based on the TV show Storage Wars. Units filled with high quality items were auctioned off to attendees. The auction raised $5,200, which will be donated to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc. program. [More]