Contributing Editors



Automobiles and the Self Storage Industry Go Together Like…

by Tony Gonzalez June 20, 2014 11:42 PM
Whether it is in our own personal relationships or in our business dealings it is not unusual to try and draw a connection between things. It’s all about being able to define something in a way that it fits in with other people, places, or things. This happens every day in our personal connections, as well as in the self storage industry. [More]

Mold and Mildew Are Spreading in a Nonprofit's Storage Unit

by Tony Gonzalez June 20, 2014 1:59 PM
Back in March of this year, a water line ruptured in a self storage unit. Neighbors in Christ, a nonprofit organization (NIC) used that unit to store items such as clothing, toys, and furniture for people who have lost items due to burglaries. As if the broken water line wasn’t bad enough, the organization is now facing more problems. [More]

Self Storage Software Helps—No Matter What Side of the Pond You Are On!

by Tony Gonzalez June 17, 2014 10:31 PM
At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a self storage facility. [More]

Awards are for More Than Trophy Cases in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 12, 2014 11:18 PM
We all love to have a pat on the back for a job well done. We like to be recognized for doing an excellent job or being better than everyone else at a given task. It is in our nature to enjoy the recognition that comes with it. Simply put—it makes us feel good. However, on a business level—like in the self storage industry—it’s a little different. [More]

Historic Railroad Trestle Demolished to Make Way for Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2014 8:38 PM
A bit of history has been lost in preparation to build a new self storage facility in the East Falls Church area in Arlington County, Virginia. A section of a 1926 railroad trestle was demolished to make way for a five-story self storage building. The trestle is known as the Benjamin Elliott’s Coal Trestle. [More]

Self Storage Company Can Do More Than Just Store Your Car or Motorcycle

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 11:26 PM
We live in a society that loves its cars and motorcycles. People give them pet names sometimes and even talk to them like they are people; like they might actually respond. Often times life finds us spending more time with them than we do our loved ones. So when it comes to storing them it sure is a shame when we don’t have space at home for them. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage in Chicago Purchased Land for a New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 8:21 PM
Growth. And more growth. Just like a teenager who seems to be two inches taller every time you turn around, Safeguard Self Storage continues to have growth spurts, too. Their portfolio has grown significantly over the last several years. [More]

Unique UK Self Storage Company Latest to Enjoy the Perks of Crowd Sourcing

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
If there is one thing that individuals and businesses like the self storage industry strive for it is this—security. Not just the ‘stop crime’ kind of security, but the kind that will make it possible for a person and business to breathe easy because they know they don’t have to worry about tomorrow—financial security. [More]

Big Yellow in Cardiff Supports the Go Dad Run

by Tony Gonzalez May 21, 2014 11:17 PM
How would you feel if an Olympic medalist popped into your self storage facility? That would be rather exciting, wouldn’t it? That’s exactly what happened earlier this week in the Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Cardiff, Wales. [More]

The Store Room in England Help's Children's Charity

by Tony Gonzalez May 16, 2014 11:31 PM
The Store Room in England chose the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as their ‘charity of the year’ for 2014. Monies collected from their fundraising events this year will go to the Rainbow Trust.

To kick of this year’s fundraising efforts, The Store Room employees are participating in the National Three Peaks Challenge. This challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales, and Scotland within a 24 hour time period. The three peaks are Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. [More]
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