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Self Storage Company Teams Up With Charity Storage to Help Veterans and Support Cancer Research

by Winnie Hsiu May 26, 2014 11:14 PM
Having an extra day off from work is a nice perk to any weekend and is enough to make most people happy for whatever holiday happens to grant it. This past weekend people had Monday off for Memorial Day. While many probably took to the ballpark, beach, park, or to the backyard to grill there was likely a portion that forgot why they have the time to do it. [More]

Packing Tips for College Students

by Winnie Hsiu May 20, 2014 8:33 PM
The college semester will soon be over in a couple of weeks. If you have a self storage facility in a college town, consider creating a packing list to help college students as they pack their belongings up at the end of the semester. Drop off the list at apartment buildings, dorms, and on campus bulletin boards. Be sure to have your facility’s name and phone number on the list so students will know about your facility. [More]

Self Storage Industry Software is For More Than the Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu May 16, 2014 11:18 PM
Technology has made so many things so much easier. The right software can make a big difference in the management of a self storage facility. Receipts to inventory to customer interaction and even acquisition is not nearly as difficult and time consuming as it once was. With the right software efficiency can be greatly increased—not just in self storage facilities! [More]

Self Stroage Industry News

by Winnie Hsiu May 15, 2014 9:29 PM
Holy cow! Sometimes there’s news that makes you shake your head. Then there is news that almost makes you quake in your boots. That’s how I felt when I learned about what one man purchased in an auction of a self storage unit.

We’ve reported that there have been some very unique finds in self storage auctions. Once, there was a dead body in the casket. (That was the renter’s grandmother.) And World War II medals have been found in units that were auctioned. But yesterday’s find takes the cake. At least in my humble opinion. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Put Information at Your Fingertips

by Winnie Hsiu May 12, 2014 11:29 PM
Do you need to keep your kids occupied in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? How about organizing your pictures? Or managing your DVR recordings? Paying bills? Keeping up with the latest and greatest news from your community and around the world? Well—there’s an app for that. [More]

Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [More]

All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

SpareFoot Creates Storage Industry Disaster Relief Fund

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2014 8:47 PM
Sunday, a rash of tornadoes hit the Midwest and the South. Monday, a fresh flurry of deadly twisters raged though the same region. The extreme weather system also brought severe thunderstorms, hail, and flash floods.

Homes were ripped from their foundations. Vehicles were tossed about like toy Matchbook cars. Residents of Little Rock re-lived a nearly identical experience from the twister in April of 2011 that took almost the exact same route. [More]

The Big Yellow Self Storage Company Plants Thousands of Poppy Seeds

by Winnie Hsiu April 29, 2014 4:24 PM
The Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Brentford, a town in west London, has planned a spectacular way to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. They had thousands of poppy seeds planted in a lawn that is on top of their self storage warehouse on Great West Road in Brentford. [More]

StorageMart President is EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

by Winnie Hsiu April 25, 2014 5:11 PM
Today, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Cris Burnam, president of Storage Mart, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Central Midwest region. [More]
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