October 22, 2013 10:42 PM
When the rains came to Colorado in September, they fell on ground that had recently been burned by wildfires. Trees and underbrush that normally held back rainwaters from flooding were gone.
For days, record-setting rainfall deluged the area. Some areas received as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period. When it was all over, the flood destroyed or damaged over 2,000 homes, washed out hundreds of miles of roads, and caused damage across almost 2,000 square miles. [More]
October 16, 2013 8:56 PM
Today, I’m going to share several short snippets of self storage news.
Helping animal shelters is a community service that many self storage facilities assist with and support. Guardian Self Storage in Tuckahoe, New Jersey, will host an animal adoption day this coming Saturday October 19. It will be held at Guardian Self Storage located at 1420 Rte. 50 in Tuckahoe. [More]
October 14, 2013 2:34 PM
I know a family that has two children under the age of six-years-old who have sugar diabetes. It’s rather sad that they have to prick their fingers daily to check their blood sugar level – and then give themselves insulin shots to manage their diabetes. The family is working with doctors to see about getting an insulin pump for their oldest one with diabetes.
Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Almost everyone knows someone (whether child or adult) affected by this disease. [More]
October 11, 2013 4:05 PM
Cell phones. Computers. Monitors. Tablets. iPads. TVs. These are wonderful inventions used in businesses and personal use all over the world. When they break or become outdated, people need to discard them but can’t just throw them in the garbage. It isn’t safe for the environment.
In an effort to assist the residents of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker announced a partnership between the City of Houston, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, CompuCycle, and GREENspot DROPoff. This partnership will provide residents with a free and comprehensive electronics waste program that will effectively handle discarded electronic items. [More]
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]
October 7, 2013 9:02 PM
You don’t need a crystal ball to tell what is in store in the future. All you have to do is look at the self storage industry because it accurately reflects current economic trends. Look at Central Self Storage in Meridian, Idaho.
Currently, there’s a big demand for large storage units in Meridian. Susan Franden, manager of Central Self Storage, believes there are four reasons why there is an increase of demand for storage in Meridian. [More]
October 4, 2013 3:32 PM
One hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Every minute! More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. That’s 50% more than last year and equals an hour for every single person on earth. And, according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more people ages 18-34 than any cable network. Videos on YouTube are big. Really big. [More]
October 3, 2013 8:57 PM
The other day, a friend of mine told me of a situation at his work. He told about a person who had recently been hired at his company. The fellow was a nice enough chap. However, he just did not have the skills necessary for the job.
Jim Collins in his book Good to Great explains how companies need to get the right people on the bus – meaning that they need to hire the right people. Then, they need to get the right people in the right seat. By doing this, a company can move from being a mediocre business to a great one. [More]
October 2, 2013 8:02 PM
Over the years, people have promoted solar panels as the way to save on energy costs. Installing solar panels have been touted as being eco-friendly and a way to be nice to Mother Earth. Now, another side to that story is starting to emerge.
Utility companies are afraid that they will lose so many customers (and therefore revenue) that they won’t be able to maintain their power grid or be able to afford to add on to the grid or build new power plants. So, they want to add fees and charges to businesses (and homes) that have solar power. [More]
September 27, 2013 8:04 PM
When I was growing up, my father was a Scoutmaster for a Boy Scouts of America troop. I memorized the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. These memories came back to me as I learned about the family events that OMGstorage.com and the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc. are sponsoring.
OMGsotrage.com participated in the family event that the Tropical Florida Girls Scouts held on September 7 in Miami Lakes and on September 21 on Scout Key in the Florida Keys. [More]