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Apple Self Storage in Canada Exceeds Fundraising Goal

by Kim Kilpatrick December 23, 2013 3:51 PM
Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort!

Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization that assists intellectually disabled young adults. [More]

Self Storage Space is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

by Kim Kilpatrick December 17, 2013 11:59 PM
People always want to think of a gift that keeps on giving. They want to give that special someone the best gift on Earth; one that is going to make them feel thankful and glad they have it every day of the year—not just during the holidays. That guy may not be that hard to find after all, and is as near as your local self storage facility. [More]

It’s a Season for Saving for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2013 11:59 PM
When it comes to any business—self storage or otherwise-- and savings people immediately assume that the news is going to be all about how much money they will save at said business, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it is about the business saving money. Why should people care? More often than not it means the business is trying to be environmentally responsible. [More]

SiteLink Expands in Central and South America

by Kim Kilpatrick December 11, 2013 7:57 PM
Writing code for a software program is not easy. It’s bad enough to debug it for problems. But, when your software program is used around the world, the difficulty with programming grows exponentially. SiteLink has faced – and conquered – those problems that come with creating software that is used in lots of different countries. [More]

New Self Storage Business Model Becoming Popular

by Kim Kilpatrick December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
In 1969, the computer that NASA used to put a man on the moon filled a whole room. It had only 64 kilobytes of memory. Fast forward to 2013. The iPad Mini is only 7.87 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, weighs .73 pound, and comes with either 16, 32, 64, or 128 gigabytes of storage space. It’s an understatement to say that computers have drastically changed over the years since 1969.

Computers are not the only things that have changed over the years. The self storage industry has change -- and is currently undergoing some remarkable changes. [More]

Door to Door Hires a New Head Over IT

by Kim Kilpatrick December 4, 2013 9:46 PM
Computers and technology have become a necessary part of doing business in today’s world. Because of that, many companies need people skilled in all sorts of technical areas -- computer programming, systems analyst, systems developer, computer maintenance, and network administration. [More]

Joshua Self Storage Solutions Starts Delivering AniMeals

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2013 3:09 PM
This month, the Johnson and Ellis Counties in Texas launched a new segment to their Meals-on-Wheels program. They are now delivering dog and cat food to their clients who own those types of pets.

Linda Deese, with Meals-on-Wheels, indicated that pets provide senior citizens with friendship, joy, and a reason for living. However, many times those seniors do not have money to buy food for themselves or for their pets. Meals-on-Wheel volunteers often see the seniors sharing their delivered meal with their pet. This showed a need to provide food for pets, too. [More]

‘Conversion’ the Word of the Day for Many Self Storage Developers

by Kim Kilpatrick November 26, 2013 12:24 AM
Back in the 1980s there was a popular Saturday morning television show called Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Part of Pee Wee’s weekly routine was to name a word of the day each week. Everyone would scream every time it was mentioned. While fun and silly the idea was to get kids to learn a new word. Not bad, right? Could you imagine if the same thing were to take place in the self storage industry? [More]

Safekeeping Self Storage Supports Cruisin' Texas Toy Run

by Kim Kilpatrick November 25, 2013 7:02 PM
When I say ‘motorcycle riders,’ what typically comes to mind? Big Harley Davidson motorcycles? Muscle-bound and tattooed riders with beards flapping in the wind? Bandanas wrapped around foreheads? Sleeveless black leather vests and black leather pants?

Do you think of needy families and of toys? Probably not. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Do All it Can to Make the Holiday a Happy One for Kids

by Kim Kilpatrick November 15, 2013 11:49 PM
You can’t kill two birds with one stone. That us a very common and popular saying that people use all the time to refer to an inherent inability to accomplish two goals with just one deed. It is not easy to do but with practice and some forethought it is possible. So when members of the self storage industry say they want to help kids have a merry Christmas and fill storage unit it is entirely possible! [More]
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