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Self Storage Encourages People to Pursue their Dreams

by Kim Kilpatrick September 12, 2011 7:13 PM
Many of us have hears about all the negative things that go in inside and around self storage; not so much out of personal experience, but more because of the way they are portrayed in movies and television shows. However, little most people know the inspiration and encouragement that the self storage industry can provide. [More]

Nostalgia Makes the Self Storage World Go ‘Round

by John Stevens August 24, 2011 1:12 PM
Success in business can depend on a number of factors. Academics will tell you that regardless of the kind of business, supply and demand will always be the key factors in generating a successful enterprise. That is not entirely the case in the self storage industry where the key to success is actually nostalgia. [More]

The Truth Behind Self Storage Auctions

by Holly Robinson July 28, 2011 5:48 PM
There are not too many businesses that can say that they have experienced growth during the current economic climate, but the self storage industry is one of them. For a variety of different reasons, more and more people have found that they needed someplace relatively safe to keep their belongings. As that number of people grew, so did the self storage industry. [More]

Storing in Canada a Bit Different than in the United States

by Winnie Hsiu July 25, 2011 10:50 PM
The self storage industry is on the way to becoming a global industry for one reason and one reason only. We all like stuff. No matter who you are or where you live, when it comes to your stuff you don’t want to let it go. That is where the self storage industry has been able to step in and give people what they need—space. [More]

StorageTreasures Auction Site Receives Major Investment Influx

by John Stevens July 14, 2011 7:08 AM
With the popularity of TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters,” more bidders – many new to the scene – are in search of storage auctions., a fast-growing website for self storage auction seekers, has just received a vote of confidence: investments from a trio of industry leading storage companies. [More]

Manager of Hawaiian Self Storage Facility Creates Website to Inform Industry and Public About Auctions

by John Stevens July 7, 2011 4:31 PM
Zack Proser, a facility manager with Storage Kings self storage in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii started getting calls from non-customers shortly after the reality series “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” took off in popularity last fall. They all wanted to know when the next auction was scheduled for. [More]

Inside Self-Storage Hosts Legal Learning Webinar Series

by John Stevens June 27, 2011 6:44 AM
Legalities surround businesses at every step. For the self storage industry, especially with the advent of the popularity of realty TV series like "Storage Wars" and the changing legal landscape in many states, the ins and outs of lien sales are directly in the spotlight. That is one of the reasons Inside Self-Storage is putting on a three-part Legal Learning Series for 2011. [More]

Self Storage the Secret to Success for Some

by Holly Robinson May 23, 2011 3:51 PM
For everyone there is one thing that stands out as what led them on the path to success that they are on today. Education may do the trick for some. For others, it may be that they know the right people in the right places and getting the proverbial door open. In many cases, it might be just blind luck. [More]

Interest in Self Storage Continues With New Book and ‘Crazy Tuesday’ Arriving Soon

by John Stevens April 29, 2011 7:38 AM
So far, 2011 has been a year where self storage has made its mark. It is dominating the real estate investment trusts (REITs) causing the business world to swoon, but it is also on the minds of everyday people. The popularity of reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” has cast a spotlight on the industry, satisfying our curiosity of what treasures and trash people choose to put in storage. And people are also simply turning to self storage because they are following the American way of acquiring more stuff or they are downsizing and need more storage space. [More]

Illinois Joins Ranks of States Looking to Change Lien Laws for Storage Auctions

by John Stevens March 29, 2011 7:56 AM
Illinois lien law legislation is making headway in congress despite opposition from the Press Association whose newspapers would lose revenue if the changes are passed. Introduced to the Illinois 97th General Assembly in February, the lien law was passed through the Commerce Committee and now moves to the Senate. [More]
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