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Amy Campbell,
Editor
12/31/2009

'Twas the Night Before New Year

By Amy Campbell
Winding down another year inspired this poem by blogger Gina Six Kudo in which she counts her blessings, including being a part of the self-storage industry and Self-Storage Talk.
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12/28/2009

The Right to Refuse Service

By Amy Campbell
While self-storage is a magnet for criminals, the self-storage manager can minimize problems down the road by refusing service to potential problem renters.
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12/24/2009

Turning Strangers into Virtual Friends

By Amy Campbell
Self-Storage Talk Community Manager John Carlisle describes how easily virtual friends can become real friends in the industry's best self-storage forum.
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12/22/2009

The Self-Storage Top 10!

By Amy Campbell
It’s been a really rough year for most, but there have been some bright spots. Looking back over the past 12 months, Blogger Amy Campbell name a few “top” moments for Inside Self-Storage.
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12/18/2009

Christmas Week in Self-Storage: Feast or Famine?

By Amy Campbell
We're one week away from the most distracting holiday of the year. Are you eager to enjoy it ... or to get it over with?Now don't bristle. There are a lot of wonderful aspects to Christmas, but even those who find joy or spiritual inspiration in the event have to admit it causes a lot of brain damage, too. People are more testy this time of year. Traffic is heavier. Stores are more crowded.
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12/16/2009

Are You Familiar With Your Facility's Website?

By Amy Campbell
After working with a phone company that failed to deliver on its promises, Blogger Gina Six Kudo advises self-storage operators to take a look at their own websites and ensure they're living up to their own message.
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12/14/2009

Conversions: The New Way to Build Self-Storage?

By Amy Campbell
While retrofitting empty buildings into self-storage facilities has always been a part of the self-storage construction landscape, the lack of available land for new development in many cities combined with the recent availability of large, empty buildings, has given self-storage conversions new life.
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