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Alabama Self Storage Company Proves You Can Mess With Texas

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2013 11:58 PM
Football can bring the best or worst out of people depending on how you look at things. Fans will go to no end to show how much they love the game from breaking world records for noise, to face painting or even just wearing team colors to work on Fridays. People like to support their team by any means necessary—and that includes people in the self storage industry. [More]

There is Power in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson December 9, 2013 11:43 PM
Have you ever been in class and had to a group project? Did you end up being the one that did all the work or was your group the one where everyone actually worked together and the task at hand was accomplished with better precision and in less time? That’s because there is a power that comes with acting in numbers. [More]

Ask Santa For This Gift

by Holly Robinson December 6, 2013 7:24 PM
If you can’t figure out what to ask Santa for Christma, let me give you a suggestion. Get something that will help you in your business and your personal life. That ‘something’ is an iPad. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson December 3, 2013 4:34 PM
This is a busy season of the year for the self storage industry. Many facilities are helping out with food drives, toy collections, collecting clothing and winter wear, and other types of charity work. There are a lot of other things going on besides Christmas events. [More]

You Can Always Do Better in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 27, 2013 11:50 PM
Growing up did you know a kid that got upset if he got a ‘B’ on his/her report card? Did you try to comfort that person by telling them that a ‘B’ is good; heck, that it’s a lot better than a ‘C.’ Did they respond by saying that an ‘A’ would be better? [More]

Highland Moving and Storage Celebrates 75 Years in Business

by Holly Robinson November 26, 2013 4:19 PM
It’s party time for the folks at Highland Moving and Storage in Edmonton, Canada. They are holding a party to celebrate both Christmas and their 75th anniversary of being in business. The party will be held Saturday November 30 at the German Canadian Cultural Association Hall for all of their 200 employees. [More]

"Clear that Clutter" Sweepstake Sponsored by SpareFoot

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Years ago, my aunt read a book called Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett. She loved that book because it helped her figure out ways to de-junk and de-clutter her home. SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, is providing impetus (like the book did for my aunt) to help people ‘clear that clutter’ from their home.

SpareFoot is sponsoring a ‘Clear that Clutter’ sweepstakes to help consumers win the war against their stuff that is stuffed all over their home and garage. People can enter the sweepstakes from now until December 15. The winner of the sweepstakes will get up to six months’ worth of storage from SpareFoot in the form of a $500 Visa gift card. [More]

SpareFoot Awarded Best Small Employer in Austin

by Holly Robinson November 19, 2013 12:25 PM
The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. [More]

Modern Technology Can Be Great for the Self Storage Industry But on One Condition

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:43 PM
Do you know someone that still uses a flip phone? Do they claim they have no need to switch and that they are able to do what they need from it? More often than not the only reason they say that is because they don’t have a clue how to use newer phones. That is understandable; new phones are more like mini-computers than phones. Using them can be difficult if you don’t know how to do so. [More]

Building a Beauty -- or a Beast

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:04 PM
You’ve seen those ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures where a woman is given a makeover. She gets her hair cut and styled and a professional make-up artist applies the latest make-up colors. The change is so drastic that it’s hard for even close friends to recognize who the woman is.

Some self storage facilities are getting a make-over to where people don’t initially recognize them as self storage facilities. [More]
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