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What You Should Know About Self-Storage Units

Do you struggle to find unused space in your home to store your belongings? Even if you have a garage, basement, and several spare bedrooms, you may still find yourself in this position at some point in time. It’s frustrating when this happens, but thankfully there’s a quick and easy solution available in the form of self-storage. Self-storage facilities rent units to individuals and businesses in need of additional storage space. This is usually done on a month-to-month basis, with …

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Estate Sale Success

A Weekend Schedule of Sales Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Junk Stores are a weekend ritual for me. I figure out my Itinerary for a Saturday Journey by putting into my agenda the address, time and special sale items as advertised for each type of sale. I load up on my quarters and one-dollar bills and drive the planned route. Some of the sales are loaded with shopper’s spending money like they have been lost in a gold …

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Storage Units for All

In my last Blog, I told the story of my friend Evelyn whose mother had moved in with she and her Husband.  Everyone was happy and things were going well.  But, a bit later, Evelyn’s adult son found himself in a life-changing situation and he too moved in with his young son (Evelyn’s grandson) in tow. I called Evelyn today and asked her how things were panning out.  She was so happy and excited!!  “We rented a storage unit!” She …

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A Storage Unit for One and All

This weekend I went out and did a little shopping. The stores were PACKED with Back To School Shoppers! I miss those days!!! New notebooks, fresh pencils and the hopes for a Successful New Year!! I ran into a friend who was with her grand child doing shopping duties for a return to school.  She had a bedraggled look about her and when I stopped to say Hello, I asked her if things were good.   Well, it seems my …

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Summer Storage: How to Keep Your Items Safe

Well, Summer has officially arrived and THE HEAT IS ON!!! Here in Florida, we have entered our two month annual journey of 90 + degree-days and 90+% Humidity.  To say it is a bit Soupy is an understatement! But, just like Northerners during a Blizzard, you stay inside, keep the blinds tilted so direct sunlight doesn’t come in and simply relax in the air conditioning.  If we have to go out, we run through the stickiness, start the car, run …

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CSSA Hosts Gingerbread Showdown!

It’s beginning to look and feel like Christmas around many parts of the country. The frost has started to show up on the mountain tops here in Western North Carolina, and in some states, the first snow has already occurred.Even in places where the weather in warmer, such as California, the Self Storage industry wants in on the fun and festivities of the holiday season. This story from Inside Self Storage proves that everybody, even those in warmer clients are …

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Why Self Storage is On the Rise

While some feel that the bubble on storage auctions is already beginning to burst, the best is yet to come! According to an interview published in the Wall Street Journal earlier in the year, in terms of  real estate value, self storage facilities are now the biggest-ticket properties in commercial real estate—at least by one measure closely tracked by investors. Acadia Realty Trust, a real-estate investment trust, earlier in the year sold 14 self-storage properties scattered across the New York …

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Storage Auction Entertains The Masses

Early forms of self storage date back thousands of years to the ancient Chinese, who used to store their items in underground vaults. Self storage as we know it today started in the western parts of the country in the mid 20th century. The business model really started to pick up steam in the 1960s and 1970s and soon, self storage facilities were all over the landscape. For decades, dedicated buyers have been waking up early to attend auctions and …

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Public Storage Founder and Self Storage Billionaire Issues IPO for American Homes 4 Rent REIT

B. Wayne Hughes,billionaire who founded self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) Public Storage Inc., led his newest venture, American Homes 4 Rent, into an initial public offering on Wednesday, selling 44.1 million shares and raising $705.9 million. The Hughes-led REIT is the second largest company in the United States homes-for-rent marketing, with nearly 18,000 properties. American Homes 4 Rent owns properties in 41 markets covering 21 states. Hughes’ experience with Public Storage should make this publicly traded REIT attractive to …

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Competitive Eater Kobayashi Sets Cupcake-Eating World Record!

Cupcakes and Self Storage? Like last week’s Zombie Apocalypse  infographic, this story peaked my interest because it combines two things I love, self storage and cupcakes. The two don’t seem to have a lot in common, but you have to give a round of applause to Uncle Bob’s Self Storage facility located in Upper Saddle River, NJ for their out of the box marketing strategy. Like storage auctions, competitive eating competitions can draw a crowd, something the facility must have …

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Take A Break With Storage Unit Auction List!

Treat Your Self It’s Friday and everyone deserves to take a break on Friday mornings, right? Whether you’re standing in front of the water cooler, still in your pajamas, or heading to your next storage auction! That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite videos, and news stories of the week that will make you smile. So treat yourself, and take a few minutes to read, belly laugh, and then share the wealth! Want to Work for Sparefoot? Check …

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In Honor of National Zombie Day…

We stumbled across one heck of an entertaining infographic, dare we say, it may be one of our all time favorite infographics on the net pertaining to self storage and storage auctions. Not only does it pertain to “self storage”, but it combines one love with another and throw zombies into the mix! Infographic Source StorageUnitActionList.com, a member of the Self Storage Association, provides our customers with a comprehensive auction list in multiple auction formats for all 50 states and over …

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California Self Storage Association Lien-Law Update Blocked

Assembly Bill 983 Fails To Pass The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) and the national Self Storage Association (SSA) have recently made efforts to update the self-storage lien law in the state of California. Their  proposed update to the law, Assembly Bill 983 was blocked by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The associations looked to change procedures if a defaulted tenant invokes a declaration of opposition to a lien sale. Currently, if a tenant invokes such a declaration, the self-storage operator …

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Texas Self Storage Association Conference to Feature Bill Rancic

Everything Is Great in the State of Texas! The Texas Self Storage Association Conference is scheduled from October 27-29 and will feature Reality television star Bill Rancic. The annual conference will be held at the Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Rancic has been involved in several reality television programs, including the first season of “The Apprentice”, a show in which contestants duked it out to work for Donald Trump himself. Rancic also appeared in “Giuliana …

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