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John Stevens

John Stevens from Extraspace.com reports on the thriving self storage industry in the Pacific Rim and around the world with information from sources such as AsiaOne Business magazine, Inside Self Storage and operator websites. John is an avid blogger and outdoor enthusiast.

For many who are thinking about renting a storage unit from their local self storage facility, one of the biggest concerns is security. While they want to find a facility with reasonable rates, most people will gladly pay more for better security. Deciding on how much security they want to invest in is always a difficult decision for facility owners, but one company discovered...

First impressions mean a lot in the business world, self storage and otherwise. If a person doesn’t like what they see, chances are they’re not going to stick around. Online businesses have it especially tough. If people don’t like the name or look of a site, it might have a hard time staying in business. A popular self storage aggregator, USSelfStorageLocator.com,...

It’s that time of year again. Time to find the pants with the elastic waistband for Thanksgiving and time to hit the malls for the best deals on Christmas presents. It is also that time of year when many members of the self storage industry lend a helping hand to those in need. Around this time of year it is common for many in the self storage industry to engage in toy,...

Over the years as I have written about the self storage industry, one thing has become very evident. Self storage owners and managers are very community minded — especially during the holidays and especially when it comes to providing Christmas gifts to needy children. Access Self Storage in the UK is one such self storage company. They recently announced their support...

It’s getting to be that time of year when self storage facilities step up to the need of providing Christmas presents for less fortunate children. In Stamford, Connecticut, Westy Self Storage announced they will once again support Operation Santa Donation Drive. The kickoff reception will be held on November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Westy’s lobby located at 80 Brownhouse...

US Storage Centers is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the management contract for a self storage facility in Glendale, Arizona. The facility is located on 5801 West San Miguel Avenue. The property has 85,124 square feet of rentable space with 1,119 storage units. The facility also provides RV storage. This is the 10th property that the company owns...

For years, Tori Spelling entered our living rooms as Donna, one of the cast members of the popular FOX television show 90210. Later in life, she found fame once again as a reality television star and author. Fans would probably love to get a piece of the star, and if her self storage units go up for auction, they may just get the chance. Tori Spelling rents over 20,000...

Compass Self Storage, part of the family of the Amsdell Companies, recently purchased a self storage facility in Warren, Michigan. The facility will be rebranded as Compass Self Storage and will be the company’s 11th facility in Michigan. The facility is in a good location at 2420 East 14 Mile Road. It is convenient and easily accessible and has over 80,000 net rentable...

For some the lack of funds has been the only thing in the way of pursuing a dream, but thanks to crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter.com it is possible to raise that money now. The concept has been pretty successful too with all sorts of things getting funded. So how about acquiring a self storage facility via crowdfunding? That is exactly what Realty Mogul aims to do...

According to the American Association for Cancer Research, there are approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States. That number would not be possible if not for the hard work done by researchers and the funds that organizations like Kure It Cancer Research have provided over the years. With the help of the self storage industry and other organizations,...