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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]

Unique UK Self Storage Company Latest to Enjoy the Perks of Crowd Sourcing

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
If there is one thing that individuals and businesses like the self storage industry strive for it is this—security. Not just the ‘stop crime’ kind of security, but the kind that will make it possible for a person and business to breathe easy because they know they don’t have to worry about tomorrow—financial security. [More]

Developer Wants to Build Mini Storage Faciity in Columbia Falls Montana

by Kim Kilpatrick May 23, 2014 6:35 PM
Sometimes first impressions are very important. For cities and towns, the entrance to their city is important because the city fathers want the city to make a good impression on businesses that are considering locating there and for families who are thinking about moving into the community. So, it’s important that the gateway to the city is appealing and well kept. [More]

Where One Dream Ends a Self Storage One Begins

by John Stevens May 22, 2014 11:43 PM
Boyz II Men were absolutely right when they sang about how hard it is to say goodbye to yesterday. When you are with someone or something for so long walking away from it—for any reason—is hard. However, at the same time it can give one a rare opportunity; something that many people would love to have—a chance to begin anew. [More]

Self Storage Company’s Shoe Drive is Multi-Purpose

by John Stevens May 21, 2014 11:26 PM
People are often required to do more than one thing—or multi-task. Sometimes it is because need and time restrictions demand it. Other times it is because they are bored and need the added distraction. When it came to the shoe drive that a Missouri self storage company just completed it was neither. [More]

Big Yellow in Cardiff Supports the Go Dad Run

by Tony Gonzalez May 21, 2014 11:17 PM
How would you feel if an Olympic medalist popped into your self storage facility? That would be rather exciting, wouldn’t it? That’s exactly what happened earlier this week in the Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Cardiff, Wales. [More]

UK Self Storage Growing Where it Matters Most

by Kim Kilpatrick May 20, 2014 11:57 PM
Every business—self storage and otherwise--likes to grow and expand. Doing so usually means that something is going right. An increase in demand will often be enough to encourage a company to do so, but there still needs to be one other important element present—a company needs to be profitable enough to warrant expansion. [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]

The Geek Shall Inherent the Earth…and Apparently the New Self Storage Start-Up

by Kim Kilpatrick May 15, 2014 11:38 PM
If you have any computer/tech friends you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘the geek shall inherit the Earth’ or maybe ‘it’s the Age of the Geek baby!’ Basically what they are referencing is the ever increasing presence computers and technology have in society. It seems that the Age of the Geek has even extended in to the self storage industry. [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]
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