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Self Storage Companies Don’t Leave You Out in the Cold

by John Stevens October 9, 2012 9:56 PM
There is a feeling that comes with being trapped. By what doesn’t matter. It can be by something literal like by bad guys or something more metaphorical like a bad relationship, a poor business deal, or by having too much stuff packed into your small apartment. You feel alone; like you have no one to turn to in order to help get you out of the mess you’re in. To use another metaphor it’s like being left out in the cold. [More]

Alcatraz Storage in Fort Wayne Partners with Perfect Paws Pet Rescue

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Each day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Each year, eight million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the United States. Approximately 64% of them end up being euthanized because the shelters are over crowded and lack funding to cover their food and vaccinations. They are also put down because the animals cannot be placed in permanent homes. [More]

Self Storage Companies Know How to Step up when it Counts

by John Stevens September 7, 2012 8:47 PM
Every year around major holidays many members of the self storage industry have been known to step up and help those that are in need of help. Many companies are known for doing the same thing around the holidays, but for many in the self storage industry helping those in need is as much a part of the culture of the business as anything else. [More]

The Self Storage Industry’s Heart Knows No Borders

by Holly Robinson August 31, 2012 4:20 PM
For many businesses being involved in their local community is considered a part of doing business. Many companies have the ability to reach out to a lot of people and can really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate when they really set the business on a course to do just that. This is especially true when it comes to the self storage industry. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors 10 Chidlren to Go To The County Fair

by Winnie Hsiu August 6, 2012 6:00 PM
The county fair. Those words bring up images of cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, and lemonade. Of carnival rides, arcade games, of sheep and cows, and blue ribbon winning baked goods and hand-crafted items. There’s always fun for everyone at the county fair.

San Diego Self Storage brought that fun to children from the Solana Beach Boys and Girls Club. They sponsored ten children to attend and enjoy the fair and the educational and inspirational interactive exhibits. [More]

Hide-Away Storage in Florida Helps with Fundraiser

by Kim Kilpatrick July 30, 2012 6:00 PM
In 2009, 41% of the children born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Seventy-seven percent of these births were not intended – meaning they were not planned pregnancies. Statistics further show that the U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate of the Western industrialized world. Some people have observed that teens do a better job at planning to buy tickets to a concert than they do about when they will have children. [More]

South Carolina Self Storage Facility Wants to Return the Favor

by Tony Gonzalez July 16, 2012 8:17 PM
The purpose of a self storage facility is to provide space for people to rent so they can have somewhere safe to store their belongings. Without people to rent units and fill them up with stuff, a self storage facility’s purpose would go unfulfilled. [More]

Self Storage Company Finds another Way to Fight the Good Fight

by Tony Gonzalez June 29, 2012 8:34 PM
Many problems that society faces are considered so large in scale that many individuals don’t feel the urgency to act. They believe that their miniscule contribution will not make a difference so they need not bother to put forth the effort. What they fail to realize that in refusing to fight the good fight at all they just make sure that failure is eminent. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Helps Create Storage for Hospice

by John Stevens June 28, 2012 9:36 PM
People often times have a hard time figuring out what their purpose in life is going to be. Some folks are lucky enough to know it from an early age. Others have to try on many different hats before they are finally able to figure it out. For the business world it is a much simpler task—or so you might think. [More]

Acts of God Often Bring Out the Best in Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson June 27, 2012 9:11 PM
Mother Nature can be very strong and extremely destructive at times. We have absolutely no control over these acts of God. The forces are incredibly strong, very destructive, and largely unpredictable. All that we can do if one happens to come our way is do whatever we can to stay safe, and then pick up the pieces that are left behind. [More]
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