Contributing Editors



If you Build it, they will Store (Self Store, that is)

by John Stevens April 5, 2011 12:37 PM
“If you build it, they will come” is a mantra that became famous in a baseball movie, but is something that every small business owner is dying to believe. Rather than wait and see, they typically find some way to advertise whether it is in the community with flyers and/ or a billboard, city-wide with a radio ad, and/or regional to national with a television commercial. [More]

Improved Lien Laws a National Focus for Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 1, 2011 11:46 AM
In a nation as diverse as the United States it is not common that there is something that can be readily agreed upon. With the growing popularity of auctions at self storage facilities (as a result of lien laws being carried out) an interest has grown in the industry nationwide to make certain changes happen in regards to the lien laws that are on the books. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Company Makes a Difference for Elderly in Transition

by Winnie Hsiu March 31, 2011 5:42 PM
As we get older things we once did become more difficult. As we get older and into our twilight years we often tend to need some help to do some of the basic things that we once took for granted. With the help of a self storage unit a hospice program in British Columbia is able to give people the assistance they need. [More]

Self Storage Facility Helps Out the Local YMCA

by Tony Gonzalez March 30, 2011 12:58 PM
The children of today are the future. If that future is going to look bright for all of us than it is necessary to make sure that anything and everything that can possibly be done to prepare them to be the future leaders of their communities, titans of industry, politicians, and whatever else they may wish to become. The only problem is that while the children are being molded and guided into young adults, they may need some help to avoid the temptations that can lead them down the path to destruction. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports the Military

by Holly Robinson March 28, 2011 4:26 PM
It takes a special person to be willing to lay their life on the line for someone else. There really isn’t a bigger sacrifice that someone can make for another. In some relationships it is almost expected, i.e. parent and child. However, there are a group of people that are willing to put their life on the line for total strangers and often for people that may not even want them there—the armed forces. [More]

Self Storage and Sports Go Hand in Hand

by Holly Robinson March 25, 2011 5:11 PM
Everyone is aware of what guilt by association is. Hang around the wrong crowd that gets involved in illegal things and you’ll be guilty right along with them whether you did anything or not. The same holds true for a positive affiliation. Politicians are quick to jump on board of popular legislation as co-sponsors in the hopes that they will get a little good press from the affiliation. [More]

What to Look Out for if a Self Storage Auction Looks Too Good

by Winnie Hsiu March 23, 2011 1:56 PM
Whenever television gets its grasp on something whatever it is will soon become part of the national lexicon. With the advent of reality shows based on auctions at self storage facilities like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters self storage unit auctions are quietly and quickly becoming quite popular. The problem is that with increased popularity comes those that will try to cheat the system. [More]

Education is Important to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 22, 2011 1:12 PM
Knowledge is power. That statement has been uttered by more politicians, teachers, coaches, etc. and has been used in more movies than many other common platitudes. As overused as the statement may be it is exactly true. Without sufficient knowledge (of any kind) it can be incredibly difficult to do even the simplest of things in modern society which is precisely why receiving a good, quality education is the key to survival. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Bocce Ball Fundraiser

by Holly Robinson March 21, 2011 5:29 PM
Supporting your community is a commendable act whether you’re a business, an athletic team, a random group of people, or an individual. For those that want to help make a difference in the world between work, school, family, and friends there are likely countless options for people that want to get involved. Sometimes the chance becomes available at a place of business you frequent like your local self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Company and Local Ice Hockey Team Showing Some Love

by Tony Gonzalez March 18, 2011 5:03 PM
Uncles are often times one of our favorite relatives. They are always ready to have fun, they just want to see you smile, and will often stop at nothing to make sure that you are having fun and are safe, happy, and healthy. Plus they often know embarrassing stories about Mom and Dad that are really, really funny. [More]
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