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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.

The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. “In 2013, this is the third program that has recognized SpareFoot as an exceptional place to work,” said Chuck...

Do you know someone that still uses a flip phone? Do they claim they have no need to switch and that they are able to do what they need from it? More often than not the only reason they say that is because they don’t have a clue how to use newer phones. That is understandable; new phones are more like mini-computers than phones. Using them can be difficult if you...

You’ve seen those ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures where a woman is given a makeover. She gets her hair cut and styled and a professional make-up artist applies the latest make-up colors. The change is so drastic that it’s hard for even close friends to recognize who the woman is.  Some self storage facilities are getting a make-over...

Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away which of course means that another holiday—Christmas—is coming up as well. Lots of folks are already shopping, and if they haven’t they probably will on Black Friday. Plenty of kids have probably sent their letter to Santa as well. To make sure that he is able to fill each and every list members of the self...

The saying ‘the only thing that is constant is change’ is so true. Business owners know that over time city laws change, zoning ordinances change, and the status quo changes. Greg Theriault, owner of One Stop Mini Storage, recently discovered that the status quo for part of his business has changed. His business is in Biddeford, Maine. In 2012, the city had...

Coaches of the better sports teams always fear one thing; two if you count injuries. Besides seeing guys get hurt, they fear that their team will become complacent. They fear that if they played the worst team in the league their team would play down on the bad team’s level—and there is nothing worse than getting beat by a bad team! So what does a good coach...

Many adults feel like they are just one person and as only one person they can’t do much to make a difference in the world. It is amazing that some young school-aged children don’t have that attitude. Because they don’t, they have been effective in creating a successful recycling activity that has raised over $2,000 and donated the money to an organization...

It is four days before Halloween. I know many people that think it is awful to see Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. But they feel totally different when it comes to Toys for Tots. Their ‘Scrooge’ heart melts and they want to help so that needy children can have a good Christmas. San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is once again participating...

Storage Giant, in Cardiff, Wales, announced the winner of their contest to win an iPad. Margaret Bell, from Cardiff, was picked at random as the winner. Storage Giant kicked off the contest August 9, 2013. To enter it, people just had to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Storage Giant’s Facebook page. They were then automatically entered in the contest. Over...

The seasons are changing. The trees where I live are lovely – deep reds, brilliant orange, bright yellows.  Along with the changing of the season, the directorship of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) is also changing. The TSSA recently elected new executive officers for the coming 2013-2014 year. The new members of the Executive Committee are: President...