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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

According to retail world, you can never start preparing for Christmas too early. While it may seem silly for retailers to already be gearing up for the holiday season, it is the perfect time for self storage facilities (and anyone else) to get their toy drives started. Take San Diego Self Storage as an example. For the last 15 years, the company has partnered up with...

Many self storage companies do their best to be a one-stop shop for their customers’ storage needs. Most self storage facilities will offer a selection of complimentary products for sale that will make the process of moving in to a facility easier. Some will even offer the use of moving equipment and even a van or truck. Attempting to be a one-stop shop is not uncommon...

As kids we are often told to shoot for the stars. The idea is to teach us not to be afraid to try something. You never know how good you can be till you try after all. A self storage company in the United Kingdom appears to be using the same kind of philosophy. Store First is a relatively new player in the UK self storage market having begun operations this year. According...

Working with Trinity Solar, a major retailer and installer of solar power systems in the northeastern United States, Safeguard Self Storage installed a solar power system at their facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The solar system is now generating enough power to provide 80 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Safeguard Self Storage strives to be a green business....

Knowing when to expand can be a tricky thing for a self storage company. That’s why operators tend to be careful about expanding and only do so in a limited amount in order to minimize expenses and risk. One self storage company in New York has decided to throw caution to the wind. Makespace has decided to go from being a local New York valet self storage service to...

Crisp fall air has come to many parts of the United States. The frigid ice and snow of winter is not far behind. While many people have sufficient winter wear, others do not. Understanding this need, Guardian Storage is currently collecting winter coats to hand out to those who are in need. Guardian Storage is working with the Salvation Army to gather coats through the...

As Americans purchase more possessions, the need for one thing becomes more prominent every day: space. As much as we love our stuff, we hate giving it up even more. If you happen to live in a dense, crowded city like Chicago, the need for space can be even greater. It’s a need that Safeguard Self Storage hopes to fill with the addition of three brand-new self storage...

Many self storage companies have made serious efforts to be more environmentally conscious in recent years. Many also do what they can to promote environmental awareness. Bellam Self Storage & Boxes in San Rafael, California, is one such company. In 2012, the owner of the facility, Andree Jansheski, was recognized as a “Hero of Marin County” by local paper...

Everybody has heard of storage wars where people bid on storage units that are in arrears. In Washington, a different type of storage wars is taking place. It’s a food war to collect pet food for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington. Pro-Guard Heated Storage of Poulsbo will take on Bainbridge Self Storage to see which self storage business can collect...

Recently, a Comcast customer wanted to cancel his service, so he called the company with his request. For 18 minutes, the customer service representative argued with the man trying to get him to stay with Comcast. The customer recorded the phone conversation and posted it online. It went viral and Comcast got a huge black eye from the experience. Ouch. Providing good customer...