Contributing Editors



Self Storage Industry is a College Student's Best Friend

by John Stevens April 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Everyone needs someone they can feel like they should be able to count on. Batman had Robin; Tom had Jerry; Superman had Louis Lane—the list could go on and on. In the real world it helps to be able to count on someone as well; much like college students are able to count on the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Lend a Helping Shoe

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2014 11:57 PM
It’s easy for people to say that they would like to lend a helping hand to their fellow man, but it is also just as easy for them to find an excuse to back out of doing charity work at the last minute. The idea is great and it makes people feel good about themselves, but as the saying goes—easier said than done. That, however, is not the case for many in the self storage industry. [More]

StorageMart Adds to Their Portfolio

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2014 5:23 PM
Today is the first day of spring. It is the time of increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the budding new growth in plants, trees, and shrubs. That new growth is also happening in the self storage industry. StorageMart is growing their portfolio. They announced they finalized the purchase of 18 facilities throughout Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. [More]

There are Milestones of All Kinds in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 21, 2014 12:44 AM
Milestones are important. They give people something to measure off of. They give people a target or goal to shoot for, and in many cases without one it can be real easy to become complacent and lazy. If you do that in a business—like the self storage industry—you risk doing the one thing that you don’t want to do. [More]

PhoneSmart Holds a "Toes for a Kure" Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu February 19, 2014 10:19 PM
They come in red, black, yellow, orange, and green. They are made out of plastic, gel, rubber, foam, leather, and suede. Some are decorated with jewels, flowers, bows, or camouflage material. What are they? Flip-flops. And flip flops will be used to further cancer research. [More]

Chance Meeting Brings Life to New Self Storage Web Series

by Tony Gonzalez February 6, 2014 12:43 AM
At one time if an idea for a television show was going to become reality it had to knock the socks off of enough studio executives to get the green light. With the money that went in to making them that was not easy. Nowadays there are options. The vast array of cable channels and the internet have made it possible for more ideas to reach fruition. That opportunity has give rise to yet another self storage industry program. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]

A Good Word Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 5, 2013 9:26 PM
The World Wide Web and especially social media have made the age old concept of ‘word of mouth’ key to the success of many business ventures. A few good tweets and a shared Facebook post can go a long way towards a business doing well. It’s the best kind of free advertising around because people tend to trust the opinions of other people over paid advertisements. [More]

How Many Followers Does Your Self Storage Facility Have?

by Kim Kilpatrick October 9, 2013 12:05 AM
Social media is here to stay. It’s not only here to stay, but is growing by leaps and bounds every day. It wasn’t that long ago that it was just MySpace, and even less time since Facebook and Twitter took over. Now there is StumbleUpon, Tunblr, Pinterest, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, LiveJournal, Bebo—the list could go on and on. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Alleviate Some Aches and Pains

by Kim Kilpatrick August 20, 2013 10:16 PM
When it comes time to down size your living arrangements or move the self storage industry can be of great assistance in relieving a lot of the stress and pain that comes with having to do so by giving you access to some much needed space. While all self storage facilities can take care of the metaphorical pain of moving there are some that try to help with physical pain as well. [More]
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