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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.

There is an old saying that everyone has heard whenever a family member, girlfriend, or boyfriend moves away—absence makes the heart grow fonder. A similar concept applies in the business world, but it is more like recognition and not absence that makes the heart (of tenants) grow fonder. For prospective tenants, it can be hard to decide which self storage facility...

Extra Space Storage spokesman, Clint Halverson, reported that approximately one-third of their properties and customers were located in areas hit by Hurricane Irene. It is too early just yet to tell the extent of the damage done to any of their storage facilities. Halverson went on to say that demand for storage units increases after natural disasters such as a hurricane....

There are not too many businesses that can say that they have experienced growth during the current economic climate, but the self storage industry is one of them. For a variety of different reasons, more and more people have found that they needed someplace relatively safe to keep their belongings. As that number of people grew, so did the self storage industry. One issue...

In an industry like self storage, image can mean the world. People are starting to look online more and more to find self storage facilities, but it is still a common practice for people to go to the ones that they simply see in their neighborhoods. When that is the case, and there are multiple facilities, people often choose by the one that they think looks the best. The...

Who does not like to spend a nice, relaxing day curled up with a good book and wearing nothing but your pajamas? It doesn’t matter how old you are. There is just something that is comforting about pajamas. Books give us a chance to exercise our brains while we escape into another world inside its pages. Sadly, there are a lot of kids out there that do not get to...

Ask anyone outside of the United States what two characteristics do they thing define many Americans and they’ll likely say that we have too much stuff and we are overweight. Being the consumer nation that we are, the ‘too much stuff’ is true for many people. Turn on a news cast and you hardly go a day without hearing about the obesity ‘epidemic’...

There is one way that every marketer will try when it comes to drawing in more customers to a business and that is the contest. It is a fact of life; everyone likes free stuff. However, when it comes to making a promotion truly work for you, the prize needs to be more than just free. It needs to be something people really want, or even better, really need. Companies all...

Generally when people talk about letting the sun shine in, they are just referring to opening the curtains of your home or office and letting a little natural light brighten up the immediate area. For some self storage facilities in New Jersey, letting the sun shine in is about to take on a whole different meaning altogether.Extra Space Self Storage has come to agreement...

No one likes to be in the dark literally (unless you’re going to sleep or playing hide and seek) or figuratively. In the literal sense, shedding a little light is a great way for companies in the self storage industry to save a little money. The great thing is that it can be done without leaving your customers in the dark. The rage these days in the business world...

In the dog eat dog world of business it can be hard to stand out over ones competitors, especially in an industry like self storage where the product that everyone provides is essentially the same—space. Yet just like in every other business in the world, the self storage industry can be just as cutthroat as the next one. After all, everyone is in business to make...