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Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

An Unprecedented Storage Concept Is Introduced to the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2013 11:55 AM
In the late 19th century, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Later, and a new industry sprang up around the telephone. In 1926, telephone service was available on trains between Hamburg and Berlin and later the cell phone industry sprang up. Today, enterprising people have upended the cell phone industry and added remarkable features to where now the cell phone is basically a phone-computer-camera device. [More]

Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, WA, Holds Grand Re-Opening

by Holly Robinson August 14, 2013 4:56 PM
Fire. Nobody likes a fire. Especially a business owner. Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, Washington, knows because a fire broke out at their storage facility last November and caused extensive damage to their facility [More]

MoveNetwork.com Adds Self Storage Providers to their Database

by John Stevens August 12, 2013 4:31 PM
Many self storage businesses offer their customers the use of a free truck while moving into their storage unit. This is a great service to provide customers.

Sometimes people need to store belongings until they have completed their move and settled into their new place. Sometime people have things like boats, RVs, or trailers that they cannot take with them at their initial time of moving. Sometimes people move temporarily. They will be gone for a few months or a couple of years and need a place to store their belongings that they don't take with them in the move. [More]

Empty Grocery Store to Become a Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick August 8, 2013 3:26 PM
Grocery stores in a small town near where I live have had a hard go of it. After building to brand spanking new buildings, two of them were out of business before the year was out. Fort Wayne, Indiana, knows about these empty grocery stores. They have had several within their city limits. However, the self storage industry is stepping in and rescuing these empty buildings. [More]

There's a New Online Self Storage Search Engine

by Tony Gonzalez August 7, 2013 6:55 PM
There’s a new kid in town. Someone new in an area where there isn’t much competition. That new kid is OMGStorage.com – an online search engine for people looking on the web to find storage units to rent. [More]

Storage Pros Self Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Winnie Hsiu August 6, 2013 4:13 PM
It's getting to be that time of year - back to school. This is when parents are inundated with buying school clothes, school supplies, paying fees, buying textbooks, and spending money on a host of other school related things. The demand on the pocket book can be draining to a family budget - especially to low-income families.

Storage Pros Self Storage recognizes the strain that low-income families feel at this time of year. They recently partnered with the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) and are sponsoring a drive for school supplies in metro Detroit and the surrounding counties. The drive will be held in conjunction with Operation: Kid Equip. [More]

Self Storage Auctions Aplenty in San Diego This Week

by Kim Kilpatrick August 5, 2013 7:24 PM
There are lots of things to do in San Diego. You can go to one of the beaches, visit Seaport Village, stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter, fly a kite in Mission Bay Park, enjoy Old Town, go to SeaWorld, or visit the zoo. There is always something to see or do for everyone.

This week there is also something else quite unusual going on. There will be self storage auctions galore around the city for those interested in those auctions. [More]

Storage Pros Acquires Eight Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu August 2, 2013 12:19 PM
Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio.

Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio. [More]

AAA Stor-Stuff Self Storage Is Sold

by Tony Gonzalez August 1, 2013 4:31 PM
Change is in the air - and has been for some time -- for the AAA Store-Stuff self storage facility in Lancaster, California. Bancap Self Storage Group Inc. recently finalized the sale of the facility to a private limited liability company owned by local investors who are new to the self storage industry. [More]
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