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Lackland Self Storage Meets Resistance to Proposed New Facility

by Winnie Hsiu September 12, 2013 3:54 PM
It's raining in Colorado. Over the last 24 hours they have been inundated with rain. Boulder got 9 inches. Louisville got 6.6. Estes Park got 5 inches. Rain is expected to continue through Friday. Roads are closed. Schools are closed. People have been ordered to evacuate some of the areas. Flash flood warnings are out in many areas.

Rain and flooding is also a concern for citizens in the Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook, New Jersey - and for Lackland Self Storage. [More]

Access is Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 9, 2013 11:41 PM
When shows like American Idol started the world could not know that it would unearth stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Prior to the show they were just two of the many people out there with great voices; they just needed the opportunity to prove themselves. The show gave them what they needed to do that—access to the right people and a platform to show what they could do. [More]

SpareFoot Sponsors Selfie Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
Austin is a cool place. It's trendy. It is the mecca that draws new college grads and millennials. It sports foot trucks especially for dogs and it is home to techies and hippies. Part of that cool techie scene is SpareFoot, an online marketplace where customers can find and reserve storage units online. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Holds New Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 2, 2013 8:11 PM
People probably know Manhattan Mini Storage by their ads. The self storage ads are sometimes sometimes snarky, sometimes controversial politically and culturally. Some have attacked people like Paris Hilton, President George W. Bush, and Michelle Bachmann.

Always ‘thinking like a New Yorker,’ Manhattan Mini Storage has come up with a new sweepstakes contest that will appeal to hip New Yorkers. They teamed up with Hipstermaid for the contest where the winner gets the prize of a lifetime: free storage and cleaning for an entire year! [More]

Red Bank Self Storage Stores Books for Charity

by Winnie Hsiu August 28, 2013 9:13 PM
Sometimes people think that they don’t make a difference in society, that they are significant, and that they don’t have any influence whatsoever. But that’s not true. One person CAN make a difference in society. Take Kyra Citron for instance. [More]

Storage Zone in Tallahassee Swamped with Reservations

by Winnie Hsiu August 27, 2013 10:12 PM
Everybody loves a success story. Especially when the success is huge – so huge, in fact, that the cops were called because things got so tense. [More]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens New Facility in the Bronx

by Winnie Hsiu August 20, 2013 7:06 PM
The Bronx is 42 square miles big. About one-fourth of it is open space: the Woodland Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. Even though it has all of that open area, over 1.3 million people live there making it the fourth most populated of the five boroughs of New York City. And what do all of those people need? Storage space. [More]

An Unprecedented Storage Concept Is Introduced to the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2013 11:55 AM
In the late 19th century, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Later, and a new industry sprang up around the telephone. In 1926, telephone service was available on trains between Hamburg and Berlin and later the cell phone industry sprang up. Today, enterprising people have upended the cell phone industry and added remarkable features to where now the cell phone is basically a phone-computer-camera device. [More]

Self Storage Companies Continue to Help Wounded Warriors

by Winnie Hsiu August 12, 2013 11:16 PM
On Memorial Day and the Fourth of July it is customary to show some love and respect for the men and women of the U.S. military. For what they do and risk giving up they deserve to be appreciated every day; not just on holidays. Thankfully there are some organizations and businesses –like many in the self storage industry—that do try to show them the respect they deserve. [More]
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