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Self Storage Industry Respects its Elders

by Tony Gonzalez May 25, 2012 6:27 PM
A common reason why many self storage units are rented is to allow those who are older to clear up clutter around the home in an effort to make it easier for them to get around, a task that can become difficult as we age. Many self storage companies try to do even more to help those in their twilight years as well as those with life-limiting illnesses. [More]

Self Storage Industry Understands the Importance of Education and Experience

by Kim Kilpatrick May 24, 2012 8:54 PM
When it comes to job interviews there are typically two types of people employers see—those with book smarts (formal education) and those with street smarts (experience). In some cases a job is better suited for one over the other. There are strengths and weaknesses to both. However, what employers often desire is a combination of both. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Supports Rebuilding Together Baltimore

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2012 6:23 PM
The sound of hammers pounding on nails rang through the air. People worked hard. They laughed. There was the feeling of an old-fashioned barn raising similar to ones held back in the pioneer era.

Over 800 volunteers turned out to participate in the Rebuilding Together Baltimore project that repaired the homes for 31 low-income homeowners in Baltimore, Maryland. And MyWay Mobile Storage was part of that charitable activity. [More]

Defeating Cancer a Common Cause for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 21, 2012 7:08 PM
Whenever people try to describe the extent of a problem or entity with adjectives picturing the actual extent of it is something that is always left up to the imagination of the reader/viewer. Words like big, large, tremendous, huge or enormous all invoke intense images, but they can also be used just to grasp the attention of the viewer/reader. What people need are numbers. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors a Fun Basketball Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 21, 2012 6:25 PM
Fun. Games. Laughter. Prizes. Professional basketball. Basketball tricks. Comedy routines. Roll all of these together and what do you get? A fundraising basketball game played by the Harlem Ambassadors.

San Diego Self Storage sponsored a fundraiser for the Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary. It was held at the Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday May 5, 2012. Proceeds of the event went to the programs and services of the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. [More]

There is Hope to be Found in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 18, 2012 8:07 PM
Hope is a valuable commodity, yet it is one that is impossible to put a price tag on. Ask anyone on a diet and they’ll likely say they hope to use some weight; most diets fail when people lose hope. If you ask may people that are in need of hope due to a serious or terminal illness in the family and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that says no. [More]

The Self Storage and Multi-tasking go Hand-in-Hand

by Holly Robinson May 16, 2012 6:15 PM
We all would love to figure out how to get more done with our day whether it is more work, straightening up the house, spending more time with the family, working out, or just having fun. Whenever possible we like to try to do things that allow us to cover as many things as we possibly can. The same can be said for the relationship that many self storage facilities have with local charities. [More]

News Round-Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2012 3:12 PM
Two self storage facilities in Wyoming will be holding their second annual garage sale and raffle. Walsh Drive Storage in Casper and Interstate Storage Solutions in Evansville are sponsoring this event as a fund raiser for the Youth Crisis Center (YCC). Last year their garage sale raised $5,000. They want to raise $6,000 this year. [More]

Fledging Organization Steps up Big for SSA Scholarship Fund

by Kim Kilpatrick May 10, 2012 8:30 PM
It is not uncommon for major companies and organizations to get involved in some sort of charity work. Often times it is there way of giving back to the community that has helped make them the success that they are. However, if you ask whomever is in charge of charitable activities for these organizations they will all complain about the same problem. [More]

Self Storage and Charity Have a Lot in Common

by John Stevens May 3, 2012 9:05 PM
There are a lot of things that people like to think relate to each other. Milk and chocolate chip cookies; peanut butter and jelly; baseball and summer. People are often able to find relationships in just about everything if they want to. Sometimes it can be hard to do; other times it’s easy. [More]
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