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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.

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...

Awards mean two things for self storage companies: They give recognition to companies for a job well done, and they help entice people looking for a self storage facility to walk through the door. A self storage company in the U.K., Access Self Storage, has decided to take a different approach to awards. They are still going to provide service that they hope tenants feel...

On just about any given day, a report can be found online about a self storage facility being sold for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. For those looking to invest, it has to look awful tempting to dive right in. The only problem may be not knowing exactly how to do so. Lucky for those curious investors, there are seminars like the one Self Storage Profits,...

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) Board of Directors recently elected executive officers for their 2014–2015 year. The members of the Executive Committee are President Amy Nolan of The Storage Place in Corpus Christi, Vice President Paul Glover of Storage Choice in Dallas, Treasurer Clint Wynn of Hixon Properties in San Antonio, Secretary Ricky Jenkins of The...

From Teflon to penicillin, some of the most important discoveries in history were made by accident. The inventor may have had something else in mind, but for whatever reason, circumstances kept them from their original goal and they ended up creating something else entirely. Such was the case for a residential development firm in Austin, Texas. The company, Vision 360...