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What Does OMGStorage.com and Michelle Obama Have in Common?

by Winnie Hsiu October 10, 2013 11:46 PM
What do a self storage aggregator and the First Lady of the United States have in common? Heck—what in the world could they have in common? A website—unless it’s politically oriented or a gossip site—is not something you would think the president’s wife would have any relationship to, but they do. While it may be indirect it is for a good cause and one that OMGStorage should be proud of. [More]

Olivenhain Self Storage Supports Urban Surf 4 Kids

by Winnie Hsiu October 10, 2013 9:12 PM
Sometimes charity organizations get overwhelmed with possessions – just like individuals and families. And, just like individuals and families, they need extra space to store them. And, just like individuals and families, they turn to self storage facilities to help relieve the need for storage.

Urban Surf 4 Kids has been collecting donations from corporations and private individuals in anticipation of opening a thrift store. These donations were overwhelming their office space located on Utah Street in San Diego. [More]

Self Storage Industry Learning How it’s the Little Things That Make a Difference

by Winnie Hsiu October 4, 2013 11:20 PM
When you were in grade school did you ever make one of those paper mache volcanoes for your science project; the one where you add vinegar and baking soda to create an ‘eruption?’ Did you end up taking second place to the kid who used red dye to make his ‘lava’ look more realistic even though your projects were otherwise identical? [More]

Green is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 30, 2013 9:58 PM
Anyone in any business—self storage or otherwise—that does not like the color green is lying. Every business wants to do one thing—make money. Even if you are a non-for-profit you still want to generate revenue to benefit your cause. When it comes to the color green, businesses like it for more than monetary reasons. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves That It Takes a Village

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2013 9:39 PM
According to an old saying, it takes a village to raise a child. What this is saying that is that it is not just the parent’s responsibility to make sure kids grow up right, but that it is more of a collective effort. If they see bad examples in society they can get the wrong idea, but if people live right that is what kids will learn. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Winnie Hsiu September 25, 2013 8:59 PM
It’s totally amazing all of the activities in the self storage industry. All of these happenings indicate that the industry is strong, vibrant, and growing. Here are three news items across the United States that are examples of what is going on.

First, a Charolotte-based self storage company bought a storage facility in Virginia-Highland. (Virginia-Highland is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, that was named after the intersection of two streets Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue. That is the heart of a busy commercial center of the neighborhood.) The facility was purchased for $6.1 million dollars. [More]

Self Storage Industry Making the Most Out of Modern Technology

by Winnie Hsiu September 23, 2013 11:22 PM
The world has come a long way since the days where cell phones were huge and the graphics in the computer game Pong were ‘groundbreaking.’ We now have phones as small and think as you want and game graphics that are as real as real can be. Modern technology has come a long way and is now vital to success in business—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Hawaii Self Storage Holds Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu September 20, 2013 11:28 PM
Every day, people face the decision to try meth. Many people think that there are benefits to using it but little risk. However, meth abuse costs the United States $23.4 billion annually.

Meth is the number one drug problem in Hawaii. Between 2005 to2007, meth use among tenth graders in Hawaii increased eighty-seven percent. Meth-related emergency room costs in Hawaii totaled $43 million in 2006. Hawaii ranks #3 nationally for meth-related treatment admissions. [More]

SpareFoot Identifies the Tidiest Towns in America

by Winnie Hsiu September 18, 2013 10:06 PM
When I was growing up, my parents encouraged us to invite our friends over. So our home was always teeming with kids. One time, one of my brother’s friends asked if we had a maid. (We didn’t.) “But your house is always so clean,” he commented. Our house was clean because my mother taught us how to clean and then she made sure we did our share of work keeping it clean. (I guess you could say that we were the ‘maids.’)

Because families are different from each other, it only goes to say that some are tidier than others. This concept got SpareFoot thinking. They wanted to know which cities in America were the neatest and the most organized. [More]

There is Nothing Like Fighting the Good Fight in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 12, 2013 9:17 PM
For many businesses—self storage and otherwise—it can be a fight in order to keep the doors open at first, or at all for that matter. In spite of the struggle to stay open, many businesses are still more than willing to help fight the good fight against some of the many problems that society is afflicted with. [More]
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