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College Point Self Storage Wins Award

by Winnie Hsiu January 17, 2014 2:31 PM
The Mini Storage Messenger Magazine announced that College Point Storage Self Storage in Lacey, Washington, as the best New Storage facility in 2013. The design, functionality, esthetically appealing structure, and attractive landscaping were factors that were considered for this award. The facility also received high praise from city officials and the director of the city’s building department for its beautiful design. [More]

Developer Want to Take Self Storage Where Self Storage Has Not Gone Before

by Winnie Hsiu January 14, 2014 12:48 AM
Kids, if you ask Mom and Dad (or maybe Grandma and Grandpa) about the theme song to the Jefferson’s they will probably start humming something about moving on up/ to the top/ to a deluxe apartment in the sky. The concept was pretty simple—take something that is not normally found on the rich side of town and put it there. [More]

A Day in the Life of a Self Storage Employee

by Winnie Hsiu January 10, 2014 1:40 PM
People who work at self storage facilities might think that their workday is predictable, ordinary, and not very exciting. Rent units to customers. Check out customers when their contract ends. Repaint the facility to keep it looking nice. Vacuum the carpet in the office. These are things that are in a typical day in the life of a self storage employee.

But sometimes, just sometimes, something more exciting happens. [More]

New Year Same Goals For Some in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 6, 2014 11:49 PM
As one year comes to a close and another one opens people often reflect on what they did in the past 365 days and what they would like to do in the next. It’s not uncommon for folks to come up with New Year’s resolutions—a fancy way of saying goals for the coming year. Sometimes it’s to do something different; other times it’s to continue doing what they do well—just better. [More]

Self Storage Website Helps Itself by Helping Others

by Winnie Hsiu January 3, 2014 11:23 PM
When we are growing up Mom and Dad try to teach us good moral values. They try to get us to understand the difference between right and wrong; to realize that we should do unto others as we would want them to do to us. It is great a rule as it is to live by not only in our personal lives, but in a business as well--like the self storage industry website [More]

A & B Storage in England Seeks to Expand Their Business

by Winnie Hsiu January 3, 2014 4:50 PM
A & B Storage in Chelmsford, England, is looking at expanding their self storage facilities. Growth is always good. But, a youth club is currently using the building that they have their eye on. That complicates things a bit. [More]

Big Band Legacy in Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu December 31, 2013 12:15 PM
Got chips and salsa? Check? Soda pop? Party hats and noise makers? Friends invited over? Check and double check. Then, it sounds like you’re ready to bring in the New Year with a great party. But, are you including Mr. New Year’s Eve? [More]

How Good is Your Self Storage Software?

by Winnie Hsiu December 26, 2013 11:59 PM
Kids, ask Grandma what it was like to use a typewriter and I bet she’ll have horror stories about ribbon and ink and all sorts of things. Ask Mom what it was like to use one of the first word processors and she’ll describe them basically as electronic typewriters that made it much easier to correct mistakes (you might need to go to Grandma for this one). [More]

The 12 Days of Self Storage/Christmas

by Winnie Hsiu December 24, 2013 11:17 PM
This time of year is one where most people take the time to just be. They just want to be happy, be with family, be off from work, and be out of debt once they’ve completed their shopping. If there is one thing though that people will want about an hour after they open their gifts it is to not be so short on space. [More]

When You Do it Right You Tend to Last in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2013 11:58 PM
Over the next couple of weeks there is going to be a lot of football being played. From college football bowl games to the end of the regular season for the NFL there is going to be more than enough gridiron action for fans to enjoy. The college guys that do it right will not only win, but increase their chances of playing at the next level. For the NFL teams it means a shot at the Super Bowl. [More]
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