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Aclaimed Movers & Storage Puts Videos on Their Web Site

by Holly Robinson October 4, 2013 3:32 PM
One hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Every minute! More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. That’s 50% more than last year and equals an hour for every single person on earth. And, according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more people ages 18-34 than any cable network. Videos on YouTube are big. Really big. [More]

Win a Free Trip to Las Vegas

by Holly Robinson October 1, 2013 7:13 PM
I never win contests. Never. Then, a couple of years ago I entered one and won a two-night stay in a bed and breakfast in Carmel, California. Holy cow! The bed and breakfast was a delightful place and I had a wonderful time in Carmel.

People in the self storage industry have the opportunity to enter a contest (that is just as wonderful) and win a free trip to Las Vegas to attend the largest self storage industry expo. [More]

OMGStorage.com Holds a Box in Box Activity for Girl Scouts

by Holly Robinson September 27, 2013 8:04 PM
When I was growing up, my father was a Scoutmaster for a Boy Scouts of America troop. I memorized the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. These memories came back to me as I learned about the family events that OMGstorage.com and the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc. are sponsoring.

OMGsotrage.com participated in the family event that the Tropical Florida Girls Scouts held on September 7 in Miami Lakes and on September 21 on Scout Key in the Florida Keys. [More]

Garage Sales Are Multi-Purpose Events for Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson September 24, 2013 9:13 PM
Have you ever felt like you just have way too much stuff in the garage? Is your house feeling cluttered with a mixture of new and old things everywhere? Do you need some elbow room at home, but you don’t know if you want to keep things (but need a place to do so) or just get rid of them? Sounds like you need to check out your local self storage facility. [More]

Reviews for Self Storage Are Coming in—and They Are Good!

by Holly Robinson September 18, 2013 11:58 PM
There are over 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States—and there are more to come. People have a need for space and they clearly are finding what they want in the self storage industry. So the reviews are obviously good for the injury-- so how about the movie? [More]

21st Century Self Storage Has Modern-Day Qualities

by Holly Robinson September 17, 2013 8:58 PM
People have always speculated what life would be like in the future. In 1910, people envisioned flying firemen and policemen (with wings on their back), robot-like barbers, an electric train from Paris to Beijing, and a phonographic machine that read the newspaper out loud to people. Other than ‘hearing’ the newspaper (via radio), none of these ideas came about.

If the pioneers in the self storage industry had ever speculated what the self storage industry would be like in 2013, they probably wouldn’t imagine some of the marvelous qualities and characteristics that the industry has today. Especially the community services that self storage owners participate in. [More]

Hold Creative Facebook Contests to Promote Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson September 13, 2013 12:43 PM
Social media is where it’s at. It’s where people hang out, socialize, and connect with others. So, social media contests – especially on Facebook – is a simple way to show up where your self storage customers and prospective customers are. It's a way to engage with them -- and a place to hold contests to promote your self storage business.

There have been some clever Facebook contests lately like the selfie photo contest that SpareFoot is hosting from now through October 20. Or the video jingle contest that SmartStop Self Storage did. Or The Great American Road Trip that Door to Door Storage sponsored. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for September

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2013 8:33 PM
From zoning issues to electronic waste to the opening of new self storage facilities, there is a lot going on in the self storage industry. [More]

The Unusual History of a Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson September 4, 2013 7:25 PM
What does the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London, a statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, and 18,800 tons of printing presses have in common – besides being in London, that is? It’s a remarkable connection – one that a person typically wouldn’t think of. That connection is Vanguard Self Storage in London. [More]

Extra Space Storage Announces Changes

by Holly Robinson August 30, 2013 5:01 PM
Extra Space Storage Inc. has lots of news today! Changes in their management and new purchases of facilities.

They announced today that there will be a change in the company's management team. Effective December 31, 2013, Karl Haas, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire. [More]
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