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Kim Kilpatrick

Kim Kilpatrick has recently taken a break from the corporate world where she was a marketing director. She now enjoys reading, writing and blogging about things that interest her including pets and pet care (she shares her home with her beloved 8-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Chester), pop culture, history and music. Kim is a "veteran" of relocation, so she also has a great deal to say on the topics of moving and self storage as well.

Many companies embrace modern methods for advertising. They have a website. They use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They flirt with Instagram, Digg,...

Reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Storage Hunters” have made self storage auctions popular. People flock to these auctions in droves hoping...

When someone mentions India, what comes to mind? The Taj Mahal? Elephants draped in brilliantly colored fabric with painted noses? Bollywood? Self storage...

Recently, someone burglarized the Aalco Self Storage facility in Pass Christian, Massachusetts, and took items from several units. While police were investigating the incident, they received a tip from an unexpected source – a 9 year-old girl. Police were surprised to get a tip from someone so young. . They were also surprised to learn that she was a victim of the crime....

StoreLocal, a co-op for self storage operators, recently announced the acquisition of StorageFront.com and SelfStorageHounds.com from Red Nova Labs, Inc. These two companies provide potential self storage customers with a way to easily compare storage facilities to find one that fits their needs. This dovetails nicely into the services provided by StoreLocal. StoreLocal...

The holidays are over. No more parties. No more shopping. No more holiday baking. Now comes the time to “un-deck” the halls and take down the...

Many social media marketers build their company’s brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  Pinterest probably isn’t on their radar. That is understandable....

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Napa, California, in the early morning hours of August 24. It was the largest quake in the San Francisco...

As an industry, the self storage market is still in its infancy outside of the United States. Better Management Systems announced that they are planning on opening a state of the art full service facility in Porto Alegre in Brazil in the second quarter of 2015. They will convert a former nightclub building into a storage facility. David Blum, an executive working with...

Data. When used correctly, it drives the decisions that companies make and those decisions impact how much revenue the company brings in. Extra Space Self Storage, based in Salt Lake City, has found that sweet spot where technology provides that critical data that brings in a high return of investment. Like many other companies, Extra Space utilizes search engine optimization...