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SpareFoot Steps Up to Help Tornado Victims

by Kim Kilpatrick May 21, 2013 7:05 PM
What once were houses are now just piles of shredded and splintered wood. Cars have been flung around like toys. A local hospital is gutted. Two elementary schools damaged.

Random items remained unscathed. A cardboard box of tax returns sits on a pile of wood that used to be a home. An empty water bottle remains untouched in a home that was destroyed. A bathroom was left standing while the rest of the home is gone. [More]

Sparefoot's Mini Fridge Giveaway

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2013 9:00 PM
It’s that time of year for college students. Research papers are due. Projects need to be completed. Finals have to be taken. Dorm rooms need to be cleaned and personal items need to stored away for the summer. [More]

Classic Wine Storage & Services Opens New Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick May 1, 2013 8:44 PM
The great majority of items stored in self storage facility include things such as beds, tables, chairs, desks, lamps, washers, dryers, clothes, knick-knacks, and various other odds and ends. However some facilities, such as Classic Wine Storage & Services, specialize in specialty storage such as storing wine. [More]

Lots Going on in the World of Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick April 26, 2013 1:33 PM
Springtime is a time of new growth in the natural world. Trees and shrubs are starting to leaf out. Tulips and daffodils are blooming. Many animals give birth to their young. It’s a time of coming out of hibernation and the doldrums of winter. The world of self storage seems to be coming out of hibernation, too. Additions are being added to facilities while other facilities are finding buyers. [More]

American Spectrum Awarded Property Management Assignment

by Kim Kilpatrick April 24, 2013 3:19 PM
When a baby is born into a family, adjustments are made to accommodate the little new addition. When the mother gives birth to twins, the adjustment is major. Two tiny babies are a huge responsibility to take care of at the same time. [More]

SpareFoot Reaches Out to Victims in West, Texas

by Holly Robinson April 18, 2013 4:37 PM
First there were the horrible shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Just three days ago, Boston reeled from the explosion of two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And last night, another terrible event happened when a fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas. [More]

MyStorageAustin Offers "Final Four" Discount

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2013 6:59 PM
This is a busy time of year. With the advent of spring, there’s lots of yard work to do for homeowners. Stores are putting out their spring fashions. College students are hastily finishing research papers and cramming for finals. And the final college basketball games of March Madness are at just around the corner. is capitalizing on the March Madness games as a marketing tool to offer a discount to their customers. They announced their citywide “Final Four” moving discount. [More]

Three News Roundup Stories

by Holly Robinson February 19, 2013 6:32 PM
Even though Jim and Nell Sheppard are in their 80s, they still run Sheps Self Storage in Port Neches, in eastern Texas. Just 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Port Neches is a small town with a population of slightly more than 13,000 residents. Sheps Self Storage provides rental units for the city’s storage needs. [More]

AC Self Storage Solutions LLC is Expanding

by Winnie Hsiu January 31, 2013 2:21 PM
The Southern California firm, AC Self Storage is expanding with a well-controlled plan. They have several criteria that they use as a standard for purchasing facilities. The property should have between 60,000 to 120,000 net rentable square feet. They should be primarily in the Sun Belt markets and have a strong demographic. The occupancy rate should be 80% or greater and they should be in top physical condition. [More]

Door to Door Storage in Texas Participates in Home Makeover

by John Stevens December 3, 2012 2:47 PM
Last year, fires raged across the state of Texas. Several factors led up to making it the worst fire in the state's history. First, there were record breaking temperatures. There were drought conditions throughout the state. The earth dried and cracked. Vegetation died. A tropical storm off the coast of Louisiana blew high winds which fanned the fires. Homes had been built in places where there were lots of brush and undergrowth. To top it off, the state's fire grant program was cut by two-thirds. Firefighters were understaffed with no money to pay for reinforcements. On Sunday, September 4th, nearly sixty fires started on that day alone. [More]
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