Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas: A Chance to Escape Murphys Law

While struggling through a rough day as a self-storage manager, Blogger Gina Six Kudo counts down the days until the Inside Self-Storage World Expo.

Amy Campbell, Senior Editor

February 12, 2010

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Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas: A Chance to Escape Murphys Law

Murphy’s Law—you all know it and have experienced it at one time in life. It happens when you have everything in order, life is good and there’s smooth sailing on your horizon. Then ... IT happens.

Inevitably as you settle in for a cruising day at work, planning to finally clean up that junk drawer, listen to some music and interact with the occasional customer, then that beautiful day is gone in the blink of an eye. The boss surfaces with an time-critical project. No one to kick but yourself as you made him aware of an opportunity.

Those long delinquent tenants start showing up and whining about paying late fees, then you have to remove overlocks and make sure their access is unencumbered. The telephone solicitors hound you relentlessly, and all of a sudden new customers arrive on your doorstep in droves.

Oh, and there’s also that little project you promised to another organization on a deadline, a family member has been ill, and another fun project you normally do weekly hasn’t happened. Did I mention your part-time person left for the day and you’re running the place solo?

If I started laughing I fear it may sound maniacal. Yes, it happened to me, just another day in the life of a self-storage manager. While the incidents may vary, I know you understand the type of day I experienced. It’s now tomorrow and here I sit in front of my computer screen trying to come up with something to entice you into joining me in this crazy, wonderful world I enjoy.

All I can think about right now is Las Vegas! Those beautiful rooms, the luxurious bathtubs, the decadence that draws you in to spend $7 on a gelato. Ah, I can almost taste it, and feel that smooth creaminess. What better way to spend a few days than joining me and a few other people at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo? We can meet and chat, put faces to names, break bread together and indulge in watching someone else do the work while we soak up the offerings sure to ease days such as I just had.

OK, maybe not, but there are tons of great presentations I’m looking forward to. Streamlining business with the Internet, motivating managers (wonder if I can use the techniques on myself), and learning how to organize and audit more efficiently while cutting costs and increasing revenue. This is just a sampling of the amazing and varied seminars at this year's expo. Here's the full agenda.

If you’re looking for a respite from your version of Murphy’s Law, why not join us? What’s the worst that could happen? You have fun and learn valuable information from some of our industry’s top leaders. I am so there ... how many more days until it starts?

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Amy Campbell

Senior Editor, Inside Self Storage

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