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UK Self Storage Company Wants You to Put All Your Eggs in Their Basket—Easter Eggs That Is

by Kim Kilpatrick March 3, 2014 11:35 PM
Holidays are great for many things. They often give us a chance to spend time with family and let loved ones know how we feel about them. Depending on the holiday they are also a great for stocking up on chocolate. A pair of self storage facilities in the UK want to make sure that the local kids don’t have to go without for the next big candy holiday—Easter. [More]

The Self Storage Market Continues to Grow in Singapore

by Kim Kilpatrick February 25, 2014 7:41 PM
It’s all about people and space. There are 5.31 million people living in Singapore. After Monaco, it is the second densest sovereign state in the world. The average income has tripled since 1990. This means that the middle class is growing and those are the people who have a growing need for self storage. [More]

Caring for the Community a Common Theme Among Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick February 19, 2014 11:42 PM
It is not unusual for businesses within the same industry—self storage and otherwise-- to have similar characteristics. If the service and/or product that you provide is the same businesses are bound to be alike in structure and layout. However, while the product and structure of the business may be the same that does not mean the same principles are being applied. [More]

Self Storage Auction Yields Unusual Find

by Kim Kilpatrick February 17, 2014 3:14 PM
A former NYPD detective, a building once owned by Anthony Bailey (co-founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus), and a former Storage Wars contestant have come together in a ‘perfect storm’ to create an almost macabre story. This is a story of a self story auction with several very unusual twists. [More]

Interest in Brazil’s Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow

by Kim Kilpatrick February 11, 2014 11:00 PM
If a person wanted to get into the self storage industry in the United States it would not be very difficult—at least in comparison to other countries. The infrastructure is already in place, a market has been created, and the business model proven. However, in other countries that is not always the case. Some, like Brazil, are in the early stages but with interest growing that will not be for long. [More]

Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of StorageBattles.com and StorageTreasures.com. [More]

Zoning Board Approves Special Use Permit for Storage Facility in Edwardsville, Illinois

by Kim Kilpatrick February 5, 2014 7:51 PM
The Edwardsville, Illinois, Zoning Board of Appeals recently met to discuss approving a special use permit for a property to become a self storage facility. The area is currently zoned M-1 manufacturing. [More]

Self Storage Growth in Britain is Expanding

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2014 5:23 PM
Self storage has been around for a long time in the United States. Not so for Britain. In fact, it only recently has really taken off and started growing as an industry. In 2002, Britain had only 5m square feet of storage space. By 2013, that amount grew to 30m square feet or 6 times the amount than what was available 10 years ago. [More]

USSelfStorageLocator.co Sends Cookies to Service Men and Women

by Kim Kilpatrick January 29, 2014 6:55 PM
Selling cookies is one of the major fundraising activities for local Girl Scout troops. They have been selling cookies since 1917. There are now 28 varieties and today they sell about 200 million per year. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Donates Record Number of Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Yes, the holidays are over and it’s now just a warm fuzzy memory. Yes, the drives to collect winter clothing, toys, and food to help the less fortunate are finished. However, the numbers for some of those drives are finally in and tabulated. And those numbers are pretty amazing. [More]
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