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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.

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,...

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’...