Contributing Editors



Storage Wars TV Show Inspired Creation of Thrift Shop

by Tony Gonzalez May 13, 2014 7:54 PM
Everybody knows about the Storage Wars TV show. That show has increased the general public’s awareness of auctions held at self storage facilities. This awareness brings more people to those auctions, which is good for the self storage facility. There are lots more people willing to bid and buy the contents of a unit during an auction allowing self storage owners to recoup some of the unpaid rent. [More]

All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

Nothing Like a Touch of Fame to Put the Spotlight on Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2014 11:06 PM
In the entertainment industry the general perception is there is no such thing as bad press (right Lindsey Lohan?). For entertainers that can be true as the added attention increases the overall fame of the individual even if it is negative. When it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—the press is good as is a little fame; just not the negative kind. [More]

There is Nothing Like a Good Storage War to Help Our Furry Friends Out

by John Stevens February 25, 2014 11:23 PM
Storage Wars is a term that the popular television show has coined, but it is not the only meaning of the phrase. No, there are not different factions of the self storage industry combing their forces with plans on industry domination (at least not through the use of automatic weapons and explosives). There are, however, self storage facilities that engage in a form of ‘humane’ war each and every year. [More]

Self Storage Industry Becoming a Real Part of American Pop Culture

by John Stevens October 17, 2013 11:58 PM
For much of its existence the self storage industry has been something that many Americans needed, but that many did not want to see. While they used it people didn’t want it in their neighborhoods. Fast forward to modern times and it now seems that the self storage industry is everywhere you look—almost like it has become a real part of American pop culture. [More]

Want Some Help Getting Into Self Storage Auctions?

by Kim Kilpatrick September 16, 2013 10:08 PM
When you hear about some of the incredible—and valuable—finds that the people on shows like Storage Wars have had you have to wonder if you can do it too. Why not, right? Well—because it may not be as easy as it looks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t. You just might need a little help to get started. [More]

Self Storage Makes For Good TV on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by Winnie Hsiu August 8, 2013 11:15 PM
Reality shows have become a pop culture phenomenon around the world. People seem to love competitions like the Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother. Dating shows are usually popular. Watching celebrities like the Kardashians just live their lives are ratings grabbers too. Producers also seem to be able to find all sorts of interesting vocations to feature as well. [More]

Self Storage Industry Establishing Strong Presence on Television

by Tony Gonzalez June 19, 2013 7:46 AM
The self storage industry has been on television for years, but usually in a minor supporting role. Typically a self storage unit has been the place where something has been hidden or the location of some sort of crime, but in recent years the industry has stepped out and started to take a leading role in some programs. [More]

Self Storage Industry at Home on Television

by Winnie Hsiu February 22, 2013 9:13 PM
The creation and ensuing popularity of reality television has made many people in Hollywood wonder what can work and what will not work as entertainment on television. It goes without saying that reality shows are less expensive to produce, but if you don’t have something that will grasp the attention of viewers that will not matter. A failed show no matter how expensive or cheap is still money lost. [More]

Self Storage Site Capitalizes on Exposure to Reach Major Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2012 8:40 PM
One of the hardest parts about succeeding in business is in getting the name of your business out there. The greatest business model with the most fantastic product will not make a nickel if no one knows it exists. While advertising can help accomplish that task sometimes it is other methods of exposure that can end up making the difference. [More]
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