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MacGyver Would Love the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 13, 2013 11:56 PM
MacGyver was the king of cool in the 1980s. The man had a knack for being able to take whatever there was available and turning it into something awesome. It didn’t matter what it was or where he was. He could convert just about anything into something valuable and useful—much like what many companies look to do when they take an existing building or structure and turn it into a new self storage facility. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Looking to Make it a Merry Christmas in the Desert

by John Stevens November 8, 2013 11:51 PM
Santa does have a pretty tall order on this plate every Christmas so it is good that there are plenty of people that want to help him out and insure that kids everywhere have a merry Christmas; people like the U.S. Marines and the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Back in 1947 the charity that would in time become the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that we have today. The original program served one community in its first year and collected about 5000 toys. Fast forward more than six decades and the program now engages over 700 coordinators and 25,000 marines and volunteers to collect and pass out the millions of toys that are collected. [More]

Resilient Self Storage Industry Still Good Business

by John Stevens November 1, 2013 11:32 PM
Many people across the country probably watched a horror movie or two on Halloween. Whether it was a classic like the Nightmare on Elm Street series or one of the Friday the 13th ones or a newer movie the underlying theme is the same—people are just trying to survive. In business—self storage or otherwise-- sometimes survival is all you can hope for. [More]

What’s Scarier—Self Storage or a Cluttered House?

by John Stevens October 28, 2013 11:59 PM
People like to be scared. They like to go to movies like Friday the 13th, the Freddy Krueger series, and all sorts of other horror flicks with the hopes that something makes them scream in terror. For some folks it may not be necessary to head to the movies. There homes could be cluttered and messy enough to make a person scared of what they might find. [More]

Unique New Self Storage Aggregator Site to Go Live Next Month

by John Stevens October 24, 2013 11:35 PM
Gone are the days where people will take to the Yellow Pages to find anything. Yes, the book is still going to be made and delivered to millions of homes and businesses every year, but will likely be used more to prop up an end table than look up something like a self storage facility. Instead, people will be looking to go online to find what they need. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Say Yes to the Dress

by John Stevens October 22, 2013 10:55 PM
Have you ever heard of the television show Say Yes to the Dress? The popular reality show on the TLC network is in the midst of its tenth season on the air helping women find the perfect dress for their upcoming wedding. After a recent event held at a local self storage facility many were given the chance to say yes to a dress and make a difference in society at the same time. [More]

Self Storage Industry Becoming a Real Part of American Pop Culture

by John Stevens October 17, 2013 11:58 PM
For much of its existence the self storage industry has been something that many Americans needed, but that many did not want to see. While they used it people didn’t want it in their neighborhoods. Fast forward to modern times and it now seems that the self storage industry is everywhere you look—almost like it has become a real part of American pop culture. [More]

Asia to Hold Second Self Storage Expo in March 2014

by John Stevens October 16, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry is one that is constantly growing by leaps and bounds. In the United States alone there are over 50,000 self storage facilities. Another 10,000 exist outside of the U.S. and that number is growing all the time; so much in fact that other countries are starting to hold what they hope will an annual Self Storage Expo. [More]

Plenty of Reasons to Hang Out at the Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 11, 2013 11:38 PM
Twenty years ago if you were to say to someone “hey, let’s go to the self storage facility” they’d probably look at you kind of funny. However in the present that could not be farther from the truth. Nowadays it seems like self storage facilities are hosting all kinds of events. From charity events to reality television shows to garage sales; it’s all happening at your local self storage facility. [More]

The Right Software Can Really Benefit Your Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 8, 2013 1:00 AM
There are things that can make our lives a lot easier if we use them. Instead of using a traditional push lawnmower for your grass you can use a self-propelling one (or a riding mower). Rather type a report on a typewriter we can use word processing programs on computers. The same concept can apply to the business world, self storage and otherwise. [More]
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