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Want a Chance to Find Treasure? Rent a Self Storage Unit.

by Tony Gonzalez February 2, 2012 6:57 PM
The words “treasure” and “self storage” have been paired together in recent years largely due to the popularity of reality television shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters. The idea of being able to spend a few hundred dollars at a self storage auction and have it turn into thousands (or more) when rare collectibles are found or even gold has many people willing to take that chance. [More] to Give Away Rock n’ Roll History

by John Stevens January 17, 2012 10:41 AM
Is there a person in the world that does not know who the King of Rock n’ Roll is? Sing a few lines to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ or ‘Blue-Suede Shoes’ while walking through the grocery store and you are bound to hear at least one other person join in. There is just something about the music of Elvis Aaron Presley that has managed to transcend time. [More]

Self Storage Reality Shows Inspiring More Storage Wars

by Kim Kilpatrick January 10, 2012 8:30 PM
Auctions have been a fact of life at self storage facilities for some time. Thanks to the poor economy, the occupancy rates for the self storage industry on the whole are fairly good. However, at the same time, there are plenty of people that are having trouble paying their bills. [More]

Self Storage Related Reality Shows Becoming Reality?

by Tony Gonzalez January 5, 2012 6:21 PM
Reality shows often get the rap for not being real or even anything remotely resembling real life. People don’t lose weight like the contestants of the Biggest Loser; you can’t find anything but a love of the camera on the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Even shows like Storage Wars that are focused on something simple like auctions at self storage facilities have come under question. [More]

Need a Job? Here's One Creative Idea!

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2011 4:26 PM
Reality shows have taught us much. If you watch Jersey Shore, you know what the youth of today mean when they talk about ‘GTL.’ If you are lucky enough to be chosen from the thousands (and in some cases millions) of contestants that apply—and then win the show—you can even win enough money to live a pretty comfortable life. [More]

Self Storage Auction Truly a Golden Investment

by Holly Robinson November 17, 2011 5:11 PM
The self storage industry has proven to be quite a reliable investment since the economy started to go south. Some might consider it gold; others might just consider it smart investing. There have been stories about people finding treasures that are as good as gold to them, but in the case of a self storage unit a San Jose man recently bought the meaning “good as gold’ is literal. [More]

Self Storage Lockers Fetch a Hefty Price at Auction

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Self storage units have been in existence for decades. They have gotten more use and attention due to the current state of the economy, some of that attention coming because people have had a hard time even paying their self storage bills. While that is regrettable, it has presented the country with a whole new past time—self storage auctions. [More]

Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 8, 2011 5:50 PM
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and David Letterman on Monday through Friday) it is easy to do a couple different things: 1) find reason to be thankful for the self storage industry and 2) come up with a top ten list made up of some of those reasons. [More]

Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]

You Can Never Have Too Much Information in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 23, 2011 5:42 PM
There have been thousands of great business ideas, self storage or otherwise, that have failed over the years for one reason alone—people didn’t know that much about them. In some respects it might have been too hard to get the word out on a business in time for it to be successful. Thanks to modern technology, that has all changed. [More]
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