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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.

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...

Millions of people around the United States probably wished they had more of what the self storage industry deals with on Thanksgiving—space. Now the space they were thinking of was in reference to their stomachs and not a storage unit, but space nonetheless. While the self storage industry can’t do much for people with full stomachs many facilities during the holiday...

Signs of the holiday season have been popping up in communities around the nation since September, but now that Thanksgiving has come and gone there is no longer a reason to hold back. For many that means it’s time for shopping, parties and decorations, but for the self storage industry it’s time to ramp up holiday charity efforts. Every holiday season many self storage...

Generating more revenue is something every self storage company in the world tries to figure out how to do pretty much on a daily basis. Secure Self Storage in Ontario has figured how to do so in a pretty unique way that has almost nothing to do with self storage. It’s going to sell solar energy. Now that the company has finished installing solar panels on the roof of...

Owners, managers, and employees of self storage facilities tend to be very community-minded. They often organize, support, and participate in charitable activities for the less fortunate in their communities. Sentry Self Storage in the UK is following this same pattern by supporting efforts to help the Sabanal family that recently lost their home and all of their possessions...

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...