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Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, WA, Supports Huge Yard Sale

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2013 4:26 PM
Owners of self storage facilities are always very open to participating in charitable and humanitarian projects. Hospitals, schools, cancer research, marching bands, women's centers, and food coalitions are some of the entities that have benefited from the efforts of those who work in the self storage industry. Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, Washington, helps out, too. But this time, the community is half a world away. [More]

Yard Sale and Food Drive Sponsored by Oroville Self Storage

by John Stevens November 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Nikki Newton, office manager of Oroville Self Storage in Oroville, California, wanted to do something that would benefit her community. She also wanted to do something that would benefit her customers. She landed upon the idea of combining a food drive and a yard sale. [More]

LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, Will Hold a Yard Sale June 2

by Tony Gonzalez May 31, 2012 3:48 PM
Now that summer is here, yard sales are springing up all over the place. Some yard sales are sponsored by individuals or single families. Sometimes, families join together to create a huge yard sale in the hopes of drawing bigger crowds. Sometimes, even self storage facilities sponsors yard sales for charitable organizations. LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, is one of those storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Business Supports Habitat for Humanity

by Holly Robinson April 16, 2012 6:36 PM
There are several things that self storage businesses across the United States have in common. They want to provide safe, secure storage space for their customers. They want to make it easy for their customers to have access to their stored items. They want to provide excellent customer service. And, they are concerned about supporting charitable activities.

Just Store It in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a great example for these shared characteristics – especially supporting good causes. [More]

Fresno Downsizer Gives Away $200 Million in Ansel Adams Negatives for $45

by John Stevens July 27, 2010 7:56 PM
You never know what you will find in a garage, attic, basement, or self storage unit -- or at a garage sale or yard sale. If you find old photographs, artwork, or antiques, maybe you should store them in a secure storage unit until you are sure that they are not a lost treasure. A Fresno, California resident sold two boxes of Ansel Adams’ negatives at a garage sale in 2000, their buyer confirmed today. Rick Norsigian, an antique aficionado, was hoping to find a vintage barber’s chair, but when he saw the two boxes of antique glass negatives, he started bargaining. Norsigian managed to negotiate the price of the antique negatives down from $75 to $45. Then he began the process of finding an antique appraiser to verify his opinion as to what, exactly, he had found. The value of the antique collection is actually around $200 million. Ansel Adams is regarded as the father of American photography. [More]