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Planet Self Storage Mural Blocked by Construction of Residential Buildings

by Holly Robinson June 9, 2014 10:04 PM
If I asked people in the community where you self storage business was located what comes to their mind when they think of your facility, what would they say? Would they mention your great customer service? Your air-conditioned units? Your free moving truck? Would they mention whales? [More]

No Need to Put Your Eggs in One Self Storage Unit if You Don’t Have To

by John Stevens June 6, 2014 11:00 PM
Have you ever seen a hot dog vendor that served only hot dogs? Probably not, since all it would take to put him out of business is to open another and sell hot dogs—and sodas, chips, etc. While it is smart to focus on a product it helps to do more than just offer the one thing. One trick ponies are great, but people eventually grow weary of the single trick. [More]

Metro Storage Acquires Three Georgia Self Storage Facilities in Atlanta

by Winnie Hsiu June 6, 2014 8:22 PM
Metro Storage LLC has recently expanded their self storage portfolio. They purchased three Georgia Self Storage facilities that are in the metro Atlanta, Georgia, area. Metro Storage currently has 9 other facilities in that area. [More]

Self Storage Company Can Do More Than Just Store Your Car or Motorcycle

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 11:26 PM
We live in a society that loves its cars and motorcycles. People give them pet names sometimes and even talk to them like they are people; like they might actually respond. Often times life finds us spending more time with them than we do our loved ones. So when it comes to storing them it sure is a shame when we don’t have space at home for them. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage in Chicago Purchased Land for a New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 8:21 PM
Growth. And more growth. Just like a teenager who seems to be two inches taller every time you turn around, Safeguard Self Storage continues to have growth spurts, too. Their portfolio has grown significantly over the last several years. [More]

Self Storage Company is All for Having a Good Time

by John Stevens June 4, 2014 11:59 PM
Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doesn’t Adhere to 50 Cent’s Style of Publicity

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 11:22 PM
It is not unusual for actors and musicians (but not the self storage industry) to look at all publicity—good or bad—as something worthwhile. Take Rapper 50 Cent as an example. Recently he threw out one of the worst first pitches ever seen. In the days since clips of him throwing good pitches have surfaced and he has made a litany of ridiculous and even crude excuses as to why he messed up. [More]

Westy Self Storage Supports Swim Across America

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 7:46 PM
Westy Self Storage is very community minded and supports many local charities. They have helped the Habitat for Humanity, been a drop-off location for winter coat drives, participated in recycling drives for bottles and cans, and collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. This month they are supporting the eighth annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America (SAA) benefit. [More]

Sometime You Have to Think Outside of the Box in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 11:58 PM
Dare to be different! We’ve all heard the phrase before. Sometimes we’ve listened to it when we should have and sometimes when we should not have. Whether on a personal level or a business one—like for members of the self storage industry--the trick is in figuring out when to do it. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Donated Portable Storage Units to a BBQ Festival

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 8:16 PM
There are a lot of details when it comes to organizing and putting on a community festival. And, if it spans more than one day, organizers have to deal with the issue of where to keep some of the material from the event overnight. That’s when storage facilities come to the aid of the event planners. [More]
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