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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 word “swag” is defined as money or goods taken by a thief or a burglar, but it is probably safe to say that the Swag Bags that Sparefoot...

Like many companies in the self storage industry, Westy Self Storage is heavily involved in the community. While the company still has several activities...

Searching for the right self storage facility became much easier when aggregator websites like USSelfStorage.com were created. People finally had a one-stop...

One of the big challenges that self storage owners and managers face is handling human resource issues. Payroll, benefits, taxes, and insurance are some of the concerns that they deal with on a regular basis. At times, keeping up with all of the governmental rules and regulations that affect HR can be difficult. In response to this need, the Storage Business Owners Alliance...

Getting into the self storage industry is not as easy as you might think. Neither is trying to sell your self storage facility if you’re looking to move on. That’s where something like the Argus Self Storage Network (Argus) comes in handy. The purpose of Argus is pretty straightforward. It acts as a middle man of sorts; someone who can connect interested investors...

It’s a sad day when a self storage owner hears that his manager is ready to retire. It’s especially hard when the manager is an especially good employee. That’s how John and Peggy Tehan, owners of Sno-Cap Mini Storage, felt when their manager, Rich Barrell, gave notice that he would be stepping down from his post. Barrells has managed the Sno-Cap Mini Storage in...

“Solar” has been a major buzz word in the self storage industry for some time now. Many companies have opted to use the space afforded by their facilities to install panels, but first they’ve had to figure out how to finance them. Recently Safeguard Self Storage entered into a deal to install solar panels at 25 facilities in New York and New Jersey. The...

Patience is considered a virtue for individuals, but in the business world, exercising patience can mean passing up on an opportunity and watching a window close. That was not the case for Big Yellow Self Storage, one of the leading self storage providers in the UK, when it finally decided to purchase a building for a self storage facility in Cambridge. It was a purchase...

Storage Post, much like many companies in the self storage industry, has made it a habit to step up and do what they can for those less fortunate. This holiday season is going to be no different. The company has been involved with a number of charities over the years; many of them on an annual basis. Since 2011 the company has partnered up with two organizations, New York...

For years, lenders balked at the idea of committing funds to construction of new facilities in the self storage industry. It simply took too long to start seeing a return on the investment, and in a bad economy it wasn’t good business. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. More and more lenders are approving funds for developing new facilities. With competition...