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Charity Storage Makes a Presentation at the SSA Conference & Trade Show in Vegas

by Tony Gonzalez September 12, 2012 6:45 PM
The Self Storage Association held its Fall Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas on September 5-7 at Ceaser’s Palace. Charity Storage and Kure It Cancer Research were there and offered a way for the self storage industry to give back to the communities that they are in. [More]

Want to Learn how to Make Money at Self Storage Auctions from the Pros?

by John Stevens September 12, 2012 6:25 PM
Who doesn’t want to strike it rich? Is there a person anywhere that hasn’t day dreamed at least once about finding the figurative financial needle in a haystack that would put an end to or at least alleviate all financial worries? The good people at would like to help you learn how to do just that. [More]

Why Storage Wars is so Popular

by John Stevens August 10, 2012 5:49 PM
Years ago when reality television first hit the airwaves there were many that thought it was just a fad; that eventually the public was going to get tired of it. After all, for the most part every reality show focused on people being people just in different settings and situations. Instead of fading away reality television has become stronger than ever making it clear that sometimes we just like to watch regular folks. [More]

CSI Meets Self Storage—Literally!

by Holly Robinson May 2, 2012 9:13 PM
The notion of a crime scene investigation—more commonly known thanks to the popular television show as CSI—at a self storage unit is nothing new. After all, it is not an uncommon thing to hear about a crime being committed at, in, or near a self storage facility. Movies and television shows often have various nefarious deeds taking place in or around them as well. [More]

Self Storage Industry Fast Becoming a Part of Pop Culture

by Tony Gonzalez April 27, 2012 5:23 PM
Society moves fast these days. What could be trending on the World Wide Web one minute could be never heard of again just hours later. With the way that society is bombarded with new and amazing things everyday something has to truly grasp the attention of main stream America in order to last. It is safe to say that the self storage industry has done just that. [More]

Want to Check Out a Self Storage Unit Auction?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 25, 2012 12:08 PM
One thing about man has never changed throughout the annals of time. Man has always been interested in trying to make a quick profit. Whether it was through legal or illegal means did not always matter to some; in the end it was all about getting rich quick by finding a buried treasure. In recent years many people have found their buried treasure deep inside the contents of a self storage unit. [More]

Self Storage Units Sometimes Full of Surprises

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2012 6:32 PM
Back in 1989 two witless time travelers sparked a catch-phrase that would stand the test of time much better than the movie that it came from. After Keanu Reeve’s Ted stated that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, for years to come there were “strange things afoot” just about everywhere. Fast forward to 2012 and the phrase still applies—especially when it comes to purchasing self storage units at auction. [More]

How Storage Wars Has Impacted the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez March 14, 2012 1:35 PM
It's interesting how television impacts real life - especially the self storage industry. Storage Wars, the reality television series shown on cable TV, has become wildly popular especially with folks between the ages of 25 through 54. Because of this popularity, the general public has an increased interest in participating themselves in the auction of contents from storage units. And this has impacted other self storage auctions across the nation. [More]

New Venture Combines Two of Self Storage’s Most Well Known Attributes

by Tony Gonzalez March 2, 2012 5:07 PM
Whenever budding entrepreneurs and inventors try to come up with the next great ‘thing’ they often look to existing ideas for inspiration, something that they believe they can make even better. Often times this train of thought fails, but on occasion the marriage of two good ideas has been known to result in something that is absolutely brilliant. [More]

Need Information on Self Storage Auctions?

by Winnie Hsiu February 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Auctions have been a part of the self storage industry probably since the industry originated back in the 1960s; as long as there has been rent to pay there has been someone who has not been able to pay their bill. In recent years as the industry has grown, so has the number of units that have been put up for auction. [More]
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