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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.

Conferences are a great source of professional development. You can learn about new technology, trends, and the latest news about what is happening in the industry. It’s a great time to network, to meet new people and connect with long-time associates that you haven’t seen for a while. Check to see what’s on your calendar in May. That’s when the...

Today, the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA), a leading buying group for self storage owners, named FindLocalStorage.com (FLS) as its Preferred Vendor Partner for online lead aggregation. The driving idea behind FLS is that through collaborating the owners of self storage facilities can have their own online system for customers to find and rent their storage...

One of the ways that self storage facilities can increase revenues is to add moving to the list of their services. Some facilities only provide local moves. Benny’s Moving and Storage in Boston already offers local moving services. However, they just announced that they are adding long distance moving options to their customers. They now offer weekly trips to California...

The United States military has over 164,000 troops in active duty in areas outside of the United States. That’s a lot of men and women who are unable to spend the Christmas holidays with their families. Door to Door Storage, Inc. recently sent out their second care package shipment to those troops serving in our Armed Forces. “For over 4 years now, the Door...

With the coming of the New Year in a few days, many people focus on making resolutions that will improve their lives and make them better people. When it comes to managers and owners of self storage facilities, here are suggestions of some simple resolutions that you could make. You could make the resolution to say the following three things more often. I appreciate your...

When you think of an ‘elf,’ you probably imagine a little fellow with pointy ears wearing a red and green outfit and shoes with toes that curl up almost in a curlicue. However, elves come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. 3 Men Movers and Elves and More charity are elves in full-adult sizes. They are in Houston, Texas, and have partnered to...

Football can bring the best or worst out of people depending on how you look at things. Fans will go to no end to show how much they love the game from breaking world records for noise, to face painting or even just wearing team colors to work on Fridays. People like to support their team by any means necessary—and that includes people in the self storage industry. For...

Have you ever been in class and had to a group project? Did you end up being the one that did all the work or was your group the one where everyone actually worked together and the task at hand was accomplished with better precision and in less time? That’s because there is a power that comes with acting in numbers. For example, the best football players become just...

If you can’t figure out what to ask Santa for Christmas, let me give you a suggestion. Get something that will help you in your business and your personal life. That ‘something’ is an iPad. Here are some ideas how an iPad can help you in your self storage business. First, the iPad has a built in camera. You can take pictures of your facility, of your...

This is a busy season of the year for the self storage industry. Many facilities are helping out with food drives, toy collections, collecting clothing and winter wear, and other types of charity work. There are a lot of other things going on besides Christmas events. Randy Soggs owns a plaza in Watertown, New York. Part of that plaza is a roller skating rink. For the...