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  • The Self-Storage Parking Lot: Prevention and Maintenance for Pavement
    Here’s a riddle: What’s the first and last thing a customer will encounter when visiting a self-storage facility but always the last for an owner to think about in the list of maintenance to-do’s? Give up? The parking lot.It’s not a funny riddle, by ...More
    July 25, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Texas Self-Storage Association ‘Makes a Difference’ With 2008 Fundraising Campaign
    The Texas Self Storage Association has embarked on a 2008 “Make a Difference” campaign to support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. ...More
    July 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Inside Self-Storage Expo Adds Interactive Events Calendar for Nashville
    Participants of the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7-10, can maximize their tradeshow experience with a new online, interactive events calendar that allows them to download and manage the complete agenda. ...More
    July 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Serving Tenants in Crisis
    Last week, I drove from Phoenix to Kansas City, Mo., to visit family. I took my grandsons and one of their friends, so the journey necessitated several stops for refreshments and souvenir-hunting. I must say, we had some diverse service experiences. For example, at one ...More
    July 24, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Making Conversions Work: From (Fill in the Blank) to a Self-Storage Use
    With land being expensive or scarce in many self-storage markets, developers often turn to the prospect of conversion to find a successful site. But not just any building will do. ...More
    July 24, 2008 Posted in Webinars
  • A Piece of the SATC Pie
    Some people may not think self-storage is sexy, but others may beg to differ ... especially if one happens to take in the movie thriller of the summer, Sex and the City (SATC).The New Line Cinema flick blew the doors of box offices nationwide when it opened ...More
    July 23, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Upkeep Creates Facility Longevity and Appeal
    Put yourself in the shoes of a potential renter. Would you want to store your valuables at an ill-maintained facility? What kind of message do damaged panels, rusted doors, broken fences or scattered garbage send to a prospective customer? The typical renter has already ...More
    July 23, 2008 Jeff Bouchard Posted in Articles
  • SA Self Storage Investments Expands With South Africa Facility
    N14 Self Storage in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the first of five new facilities being developed throughout the country by SA Self Storage Investments this year. ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Let's Hear it for Green!
    For the past couple of months, I’ve been researching and writing about the green movement and how it relates to the self-storage industry. In the July issue, we ran a piece about two self-storage facilities using solar energy, and offered self-storage managers and ...More
    July 22, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs ...
    It's a year of heightened political buzz, not just because of the approaching presidential election, but because the American people are aching for change. And in the midst of the emotional ferocity that surrounds momentous decisions and precipitous events, self-storage ...More
    July 21, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs