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Canadian Moving and Storage Business Offers Free Class

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 9:59 PM
Do you know anybody who has moved from one location to another one and in the process had something valuable break? If you live in the area of Richmond, Canada (part of the metro Vancouver, British Columbia area), there is help so that these accidents can be avoided. Ferguson Moving & Storage is offering a complimentary course that teaches people how to move and how to take the stress out of moving. [More]

Storage.com Records Growth in The First Quarter of 2014

by Kim Kilpatrick April 2, 2014 9:56 PM
Storage.com, an online self storage directory, launched its native membership on January 1, 2014. The first quarter of this year has been very successful. They report that over 2,000 storage facilities throughout the United States are now using their services. This includes more than 8,000 locations nation wide.

Their business model is a low-risk one for self storage owners and managers. It is a pay-for-performance model. [More]

Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:25 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:08 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

Vacant Plaza in Pittsville Massachusetts Approved for Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2014 5:35 PM
The Pittsfield Plaza in Pittsfield, Massachusetts sits empty. Loose shingles bang in the breeze. Paint peels off in chunks. The building is drab and dismal looking. It is an invitation waiting for graffiti or for illegal activities during the dark of night. But this spring, all of that will change when it will become the site of a self storage facility. [More]

The Silence of the Lambs Self Storage Facility Going Up For Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick March 14, 2014 11:12 PM
Whether it is the big screen or the little one the self storage industry has to be one of the most well represented—yet overlooked--business entities on television or in the movies. Unlike a lot of products that you see in movies the self storage industry actually has a purpose when it appears in a show or program. [More]

SIRVA Acquires SMARTBOX Portable Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick March 12, 2014 8:13 AM
The only thing that stays constant is change. And change is in the air for SMARTBOX Portable Storage. They announced yesterday that SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., acquired the Virginia-based portable moving and storage services company. [More]

There is No Whining in Self Storage But There is Wine

by Kim Kilpatrick March 7, 2014 11:16 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry there are certain things that come to mind right off the bat in regards to what is normally stored in a unit. Things like furniture, appliances, recreational vehicles, and clothes are all fairly common. Storage units are not limited to those things. In fact, depending on the unit you could say that absolutely anything can be safely stored in a self storage unit—even wine. [More]

What is Good Customer Service?

by Kim Kilpatrick March 5, 2014 6:51 PM
I recently read an article about a self storage business that had had a fire. Immediately after the fire, tenants were not allowed to get to their units to check on their belongings. A day passed. Several days passed. They still weren’t allowed to be on the premise. [More]
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