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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.

One of the many challenges that people face around the holidays is keeping their loved ones from sneaking a peek at what they are getting for Christmas. In the UK, a local self storage company wants to help people keep their presents secret, but they are asking for a little help in return. Dainton Self Storage is offering free “Elf Storage,” a safe place to...

A common practice for many self storage facilities is to get involved in charity work. It is a great way to establish and foster a relationship within the community as well as help worthwhile causes that are in need of help. StorageMart, a self storage company with 149 storage facilities in the United States and Canada, takes pride in getting involved with a number of...

Westy Self Storage has 15 locations in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Each facility participates in local charitable activities that support their communities. On November 23, the Westy Self Storage in Lake Success, New York, will support the Nassau Region of Hadassah Fruit Sale. Early that morning, cases of fruit, nuts, and candy will be delivered to the Westy...

Around this time of year, a common practice can be found among members of the self storage facilities. In one way, shape or form they are going to be doing something to try and make the holidays a little happier for those less fortunate. Some facilities have already started their annual food, toy, and/or clothing drives. Sparefoot.com, a self storage aggregator and marketing...

For years, the self storage industry has been one of the best real estate investments on the market. With many lenders unwilling to approve construction for new facilities, those interested in getting into the business or expanding their interest had no choice but to look at existing facilities; typically small companies or single facility owners. Since the industry is...

For years the preferred method of self storage development has been to buy an existing building and convert it in to a self storage facility. For seller’s it’s a great way to turn a profit on a property no longer in use. For buyer’s it’s a great way to get in to business sooner rather than later. Rather than wait for someone to buy their soon to be former store...

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....