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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Extreme Winter Weather Creates Stories on Self-Storage Talk

Last week was brutal for much of the United States as a historic winter storm system created heavy snow and ice along a line from Dallas to Boston. Self-storage operators in the storm's path were forced to adapt to keep their facilities open and accessible, their sidewalks and parking lots clear, and their employees safe.
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Maintenance Questions? Ask an Expert on Self-Storage Talk

Maintenance-related quandaries come with the territory of being a self-storage operator, and now a maintence expert is a few key strokes and mouse clicks at the industry's larget online forum, Self-Storage Talk.
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Auction Honesty: Be Upfront and Educate Customers

The recent TV-auction-frenzy-sensationalism in the self-storage industry has blown up like an allergic reaction to peanuts. But companies like LifeStorage are being proactive to educate customers and avoid the misinformation fallout.
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Primer on Social Groups on Self-Storage Talk

The Social Groups section of Self-Storage Talk is steadily growing, but several users have asked me to create a basic primer on how to use this portion of the site because it's a little different from the main forum.
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Self-Storage Talk Nearing 4,000 Members: When Will It Happen?

Another milestone is on the horizon for Self-Storage Talk, the official online forum for Inside Self-Storage. With fewer than 100 new members necessary to push the forum to the 4,000 mark, the community is having fun guessing when the momentous occasion will occur.
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Lien-Process Precision: Not a Joke

The case of Low v. Penn Self-Storage, recently highlighted in a blog for Lawyers USA, tells the story of yet another verdict against a storage operator for errors made during the lien-sale process. Don’t let this be you; get serious about your sales.
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Grocery Store Shooting Sparks Self-Storage Talk Discussion

Read what the members of Self-Storage Talk are saying about Saturday's shooting at a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., and their thoughts on a manager's access to a gun while on duty.
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