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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.

When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? A big state, big ranches, big ten-gallon hats, and big belt buckles. Texans are also big-hearted – as the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can attest to. Recently, they donated a check to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston that was the second largest donation they’ve made to date. The TSSA donated...

Self storage companies have a lot to do when it comes to figuring out how to expand from one or two facilities or more. It’s not as easy as just finding a listing for a facility already up for sale. No, interested companies have to figure out not only what makes a good self storage facility, but what makes a good location. There are several factors that could go...

If you have ever tried to build a house out of playing cards than you know how long it can take to make a tall one. You can try to shoot right up and make it tall and thin like a tower, but chances are it will fall over before you get too high because the base is not strong enough. However, if you take the time to build up the base the chance of building a lasting structure...

In addition to providing self storage faculties, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, in Houston and Galveston, Texas, is also a community minded business. They like to reach out and help the communities where their facilities are located. They like to help charitable organizations and to make a difference in the lives of those in need. They are currently collecting personal items...

Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you...

I love watching the TV show Extreme Makeover with designer and host Ty Pennington. I love to see how they renovate and fix up homes – and how much the less fortunate families appreciate all of the work that the Extreme Makeover team does to their home. Following after a similar theme, Manhattan Mini Storage held an extreme apartment makeover contest. They announced...

One of the most annoying questions job applicants have to often answer is this—where do you see yourself in five years? The obvious answer is still employed, but making more money. However, that is not what they are looking for. No, they want to see that you are interested in making progress and laying down roots.  That is exactly what the self storage industry...

The Storage Group recently announced the addition of a new member of their leadership team. They hired Steve Lucas to be the Director of Sales. He will be responsible for leading The Storage Group sales team and implementing long term scalable internal systems. Other members of The Storage Group leadership team include Brian Pelski, principal and director of operations,...

For things to get better we are often told they have to change. At the same time we often here that we just need to stay the course; that if we just continue doing as we always have things will be alright. The only constant in both scenarios of course is that whether something changes or not it still exists. That is true if you are referring to things on a personal level...

Do you know which city in the United States has the official motto as the “Live Music Capital of the World?” Is it Boston with its Boston Pops orchestra, the Boston symphony, and the Boston Musicians’ Association that has over 1,600 professional musicians? What about Philadelphia, which is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wanamaker Grand Organ,...