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The Silence of the Lambs Self Storage Facility Going Up For Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick March 14, 2014 11:12 PM
Whether it is the big screen or the little one the self storage industry has to be one of the most well represented—yet overlooked--business entities on television or in the movies. Unlike a lot of products that you see in movies the self storage industry actually has a purpose when it appears in a show or program. [More]

Self Storage Companies Join Forces to Form New Management Company

by Winnie Hsiu March 13, 2014 11:19 PM
At just about every stage of the education system there is one thing that every teacher wants to encourage and have students engage in—teamwork. Not on every individual assignment of course (since that would be cheating), but on certain group based tasks. The idea was to combine the separate expertise of individuals in hopes of completing a better final product. [More]

There is No Detail Too Small in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 12, 2014 11:58 PM
If you ask most large businesses they will probably tell you they wouldn’t mind if there wasn’t so much competition. That way they could relax and not have to try as hard to win your business. Consumers can count themselves lucky that most businesses—self storage and otherwise—do indeed have to work for your business. [More]

Self Storage Demand Should Be on the Rise in the Coming Year But Will the Supply Be Able to Meet It?

by Winnie Hsiu March 11, 2014 11:21 PM
Everyone likes to have enough space for their stuff. That’s essentially the driving force behind the self storage industry. In recent years it has proven to be smart investment, and with the number of household in the United State expected to grow by half a million. That raises a very important question that the industry will need to answer going forward. [More]

Contest Winner Plays at SpareFoot's Party

by Holly Robinson March 11, 2014 1:06 PM
SpareFoot Self Storage Finder had a clever idea at the beginning of this year. They decided to hold a battle of the bands – sort of. The battle was not carried out in person. The battle was held on YouTube. For the bands to participate, the band had to practice in a self storage unit. (The parents of band members are probably grateful that the bands practice in a storage unit. Having the band practice there saves the parents’ hearing!) [More]

The Case of the Missing Self Storage Facility Puppy Has a Happy Ending

by Winnie Hsiu March 10, 2014 11:59 PM
When you watch the news these days it is pretty easy to develop a cynical outlook on the world. Whether it is one crime after another, dirty politicians, or some kind of tragedy befalling people somewhere it is easy to start thinking that there isn’t much if any good out there. Then there is the story of a young puppy that was stolen from a self storage facility. [More]

There is No Whining in Self Storage But There is Wine

by Kim Kilpatrick March 7, 2014 11:16 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry there are certain things that come to mind right off the bat in regards to what is normally stored in a unit. Things like furniture, appliances, recreational vehicles, and clothes are all fairly common. Storage units are not limited to those things. In fact, depending on the unit you could say that absolutely anything can be safely stored in a self storage unit—even wine. [More]

Directors Need Not Apply (But Can) For Self Storage YouTube Videos

by John Stevens March 6, 2014 11:08 PM
Social media has become a juggernaut. Whether you’re talking about the millions upon millions of users on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other forms to the billions of dollars some of these entities are now worth the influence that some social media outlets have is impressive to say the least. If used right—like how many members of the self storage do—they can be a boon for business as well. [More]

Does Your Self Storage Facility Have a Mobile-Friendly Website?

by John Stevens March 5, 2014 11:07 PM
Many businesses grow and evolve over time by leaps and bounds. Take the automobile industry for example. Henry Ford might have dreamed about cars like we have today, but probably considered them more science fiction than remotely possible. At the same time there are some industries that have not undergone such drastic changes—like the self storage industry. However, how people find self storage facilities has. [More]

It Was an Active Year for the Self Storage Industry in 2013

by Holly Robinson March 4, 2014 11:51 PM
When people look back at the end of a year they like to see certain things. Did they do anything? Did they grow—physically and metaphorically? Did they just watch the world go by or were they actively trying to make their mark in it? Does the future look any better for what they did or didn’t do? [More]
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