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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.

Ronald Boorstein, who has worked in the self storage industry for twenty-one years, was inducted into the 2011 Self Storage Hall of Fame. Those inducted have made meritorious contributions to the self storage industry and to the Self Storage Association. The ceremony was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Boorstein, a Harvard Law School graduate, had a successful...

Anyone that watched an NFL game last Sunday noticed the emergence of the color pink on many of the players and coaches. Hats were striped pink, cleats were pink, towels were pink; the color was everywhere as part of the NFL’s drive to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are not the only ones doing so. Every October, a number of charities have organized a...

San Diego Self Storage is the host sponsor of the 18th Annual International Relief Teams (IRT) “Gifts of Hope Gala.” The Gala will be held October 22, 2011, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $155 each along with tables of 10 or 12. Contact IRT at 619-284-7979 or visit www.irteams.org...

In this day and age there is one thing that every customer wants, no matter whether they are renting a unit from a self storage facility, buying a new car, or going grocery shopping and that is convenience. People don’t want to have to work hard at spending their money; they work hard enough to earn it. Many within the self storage industry are doing what they can...

The UK Self Storage Association recently released data that indicated people have increased the length of time that they keep their possessions in storage units. In 2007, the average length of stay was 22 weeks. In 2010, the length increased to 38 weeks – almost double the length of time compared to what it was in 2007. On average, businesses use storage for 56 weeks. Cory...

There is nothing wrong with trying to do something challenging on your own. The feeling of doing a job well-done is a good one, and something that everyone needs to experience at some point in life. However, one of the many tricks to be successful at whatever you do is to know when to strike out on your own and when to seek out and accept help. The self storage industry...

Inside Self Storage recently conducted an opinion poll among storage facility owners and operators around the world. Over 1,000 people participated in the Best-of Business campaign providing their feedback on various software programs. Over 45 different software programs were compared and SiteLink Web Edition won the award in the software category of Best-of-Business Award.  “We...

There are many constants in life. Some of them are pleasant like the sun shining, the sky being blue, and football season starting on time. Others are not as pleasant like the fact that there is always going to be a segment of the population that is in need of help in some way, shape or form. The good thing about that is there will always be people like many in the self...

SiteLink, a developer of software for self storage facilities, announced that they have released the next version of their free online training tools. SiteLink is a powerful program that single- and multi-facility owners use to manage and track their business. The updated online training tools have an improved user interface and navigation that uses icons and is based...

This year, Tennessee, Nevada, California, and Illinois passed legislation that impacted storage facility owners. The legislation addresses lien notices, sale of property, guidelines for issues involving late fees, and enforcement procedures. The new legislation in Tennessee went into effect on July 1, 2011. Dee Sharp, Tennessee Self Storage Association President, said,...