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Safestore Self Storage Holds Dash to Donate Challenge

by John Stevens June 20, 2013 9:05 PM
Everyone knows how managers and owners of self storage facilities like to support local humanitarian efforts. They hold fundraisers and donate the proceeds to schools, cancer research, and victims of hurricanes and tornadoes. They participate in Toys for Tots at Christmas time, hold drives to collect and distribute winter wear, and gather food to help needy families – especially during the holidays.

This desire to help those in need is not confined to just self storage facilities in the United States. Safestore Self Storage based in the UK also participates in charitable activities. [More]

Extra Space Storage Acquiring Some Extra Space

by John Stevens June 17, 2013 10:36 PM
People have a variety of reason that causes them to feel the need to rent a self storage unit. It may be because they are downsizing, starting an at-home business, de-cluttering the home, and a whole host of other things. However, the same thing is true about each and every reason—they just need a little extra space. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for June

by John Stevens June 12, 2013 8:19 PM
Extra Space Storage has recently expanded its holdings in Hawaii. They finalized the purchase of two self storage facilities. One is in Honolulu and one is in Central Oahu. These two facilities sold for $ 30 million and were purchased from Jupiter Holdings LLC, which is based in California. This increases Extra Space’s facilities to 7. Those facilities are on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. [More]

Success and Longevity is Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 7, 2013 9:47 PM
The average span of an NFL player’s career is just a few years. In some cities it is unusual to see a bar or nightclub last longer than a year. Being able to last in business, whether it’s professional sports, night clubs, or the self storage industry is not easy. That is why when it does happen it should be celebrated. [More]

Summer in the Self Storage Industry Means Busy Times and Savings

by John Stevens June 3, 2013 11:45 PM
How often do you see people move in the dead of winter? Not very often, right? No, while it may be cooler to work the weather doesn’t allow for moving in the winter (at least not without an added measure of difficulty). Summer is the time to move, and as a result often ends up being a busy time in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage is as American as Apple Pie

by John Stevens May 23, 2013 5:18 PM
Memorial Day is an American holiday where people get an extra day off from work to spend time with friends and family and give thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces that make it possible for them to do just that. What better time to reflect on an industry that is uniquely American like the self storage industry? [More]

Self Storage Will Take What You Want and Sometimes What You Don’t Want

by John Stevens May 20, 2013 9:26 PM
The business of self storage is pretty straightforward. People have things that they still want to keep, but they don’t have the space at home or at work to keep whatever it is there. As a result, they rent a storage unit and their belongings now have a safe home away from home. [More]

Self Storage is Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know What You Are Going to Get

by John Stevens May 16, 2013 7:24 PM
When Forrest Gump uttered the phrase about life being like a box of chocolate little those words became engrained in the lexicon of pop culture forever. People will forever be comparing things of all sorts to a box of chocolate because they feel like they never know what they are going to get. However, there are few things where those words are as true as they are in the self storage industry. [More]

McCarthy's Removals & Storage in the UK is Expanding

by John Stevens May 14, 2013 4:33 PM
The economy is still gradually picking up - which is good news to many business owners. McCarthy's Removals and Storage in the UK is growing, too. They announced that they have expanded their business. [More]

Self Storage Can Be Good For Your Health in More Ways Than One

by John Stevens May 9, 2013 10:31 PM
Exercise, eat right, brush your teeth, get regular checkups, and rent a self storage space— not exactly things that you would expect to see together, but each member of the list is related to a central idea. It may sound hard to believe, but they all have something to do with improving your health. [More]
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