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Self Storage Company Appreciates the Importance of After-School Activities for Kids

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2013 11:29 PM
Everyone has heard the old saying about how idle hands are the devil’s workshop, playground—you get the idea. For kids (and some adults even) that is too true. Left to their own devices kids of all ages are prone to getting into trouble in some way, shape, or form—hence the importance of programs like basketball and band for high school students. [More]

Conferences are Multipurpose in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2013 11:29 PM
Whenever the word “conference” is used nowadays it is not in reference to annual gatherings of industry professionals, but in regards to phone calls and video chats. Yes, there are still plenty of annual conferences being held in many industries each year, but they are not the first thing people think of when it comes to conferences anymore. [More]

Self Storage Conferences Outside of the United States Proof the Industry is Growing Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 11:00 PM
There are many things that people in different industries within the United State look forward to. For each of the many there are likely to be several different things, but there is one thing that many professions do partake in that is basically the same minus the subject material—conferences. The self storage industry in the United States has them at the national and state level, but in other countries they are not quite as common. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]

It’s a Heartfelt Christmas for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 10, 2013 11:12 PM
At this time of year it is natural to think of several things like specials, food, gifts, and family. It’s also quite common to think of that random person you passed by on the street. You don’t know that person. You don’t have a clue if they are better off or worse off than you. You just see another person and think “Merry Christmas.” [More]

A Good Word Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 5, 2013 9:26 PM
The World Wide Web and especially social media have made the age old concept of ‘word of mouth’ key to the success of many business ventures. A few good tweets and a shared Facebook post can go a long way towards a business doing well. It’s the best kind of free advertising around because people tend to trust the opinions of other people over paid advertisements. [More]

There’s a Story Behind Your Local Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu December 4, 2013 11:46 PM
If you have ever known (or been) the kind of person that has never or rarely moved than you understand what it is like for many things to have a story behind them. When you stay in the same relative area for a long time many things are bound to have a story behind them whether it’s a picture from a party or a memento from a vacation. [More]

Access Self Storage Basingstoke Holds Toy Drive

by Winnie Hsiu December 2, 2013 4:45 PM
At Christmas time, children are busy putting up decorations, making and frosting cookies to give away, shopping and wrapping presents, and eagerly awaiting the time when Santa Claus will come. However, there are some children that can’t do those things – they are sick in the hospital. [More]

Self Storage Companies Do a Lot of Driving During the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2013 11:59 PM
There are certain places over the next month that folks are going to have to go like the in-law’s house, the mall to shop for presents, or the grocery store to shop for food; all places they don’t really want to go but have to. The worst part isn’t the destination though, but the journey. It’s the drive on all the congested roads that is unpleasant. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Turning Into Something Special for the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 21, 2013 10:05 PM
For self storage auction goers part of the thrill in bidding is that you don’t know for certain what you are getting. You essentially make an educated guess from what you can see from the doorway. If bidders were allowed to see what was inside most of the units would go for next to nothing. With the holidays coming up a few self storage facilities in Virginia have decided to set up a different kind of shopping experience. [More]
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