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Treasure Trove: 8 Amazing and Unexpected Items Found in Self-Storage Units

Weird and amazing things show up in self-storage units all the time. There's no limit to what some people decide to store away for later, and these oddities can range from the incredibly valuable to the downright creepy. This list includes some of the most bizarre things that have been found in storage units.
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4 Ways to Decrease Dependence on Self-Storage Lead Aggregators in 2015

While self-storage operators recognize the benefit of ranking on the first page of search engine results, beating lead aggregators for organic search traffic can be difficult to achieve, particularly for those in highly saturated markets. This guest installment from G5 offers four tactics to decrease dependence on lead aggregators and ultimately lower your cost per lease.
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Self-Storage Report Card: Evaluating 2014 in Preparation for the New Year

If you’re a self-storage owner or manager, it’s vital to the success of the business year ahead that you spend a few minutes looking over your shoulder at the results of 2014. Here are some key points you should measure.
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Secret Self-Storage Network Used by Santa Claus Unravels After Videos Surface

The self-storage industry is buzzing after security footage of Santa Claus surfaced, showing the jolly old elf at multiple properties across the nation within a few hours of each other. The videos are connected to several operators reportedly cutting ties with Santa’s Christmas Eve operation. Read the details about the controversy in this guest installment from
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6 Signs Someone Is Living in Your Self-Storage Unit

Countless numbers of self-storage facilities deal with people living in their units. Sadly, it goes with the territory. When can you tell someone is living in one of your units? Here are six signs.
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Designing Your Self-Storage Website With Customers in Mind

When it comes to your self-storage facility’s website, it’s important to understand why your customers are using your website. If you know this, you can cater its design and function to fit the way it’s most likely to be used.
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Self-Storage Operators Can Make Money by Helping Business Customers Save It

Tight budgets have taught small businesses to be more resourceful and played a role in self-storage becoming a popular choice for inventory and document storage as well as a viable alternative for inexpensive office space. Guest blogger Evita Williams discusses selling points operators may want to consider when targeting commercial customers.
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