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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.

A Security Self Storage facility in Wichita, Kansas, is in the process of adding two new buildings to its facility on East Central. The addition will significantly increase its rental space. The facility currently has 404 units. With the addition of the two new buildings, the facility will have an additional 10,500 square feet and 40 more units of various sizes. Many of...

When Kevin Chan started his self storage business in Hong Kong in 2002, most of his customers were expatriates who had temporarily moved there and expected to stay for just a short time. They needed a place to store their bulky or rarely used items. Over the years, things changed. Now, about 60 percent of Chan’s customers are middle class people from Hong Kong. Their...

Peggy Heimann, the Vice President of Self Storage Operations for Blue Llama Storage, announced the opening a their new Dies Ranch Storage facility in Cedar Park, Texas. To celebrate, the owners will hold the official ribbon cutting ceremony on September 23, 2014. The new facility is located at 2501 Dies Ranch Road near the intersection of Anderson Mill road and Dies Ranch...

via Shutterstock Email is an efficient way to connect with people. It is also a way for unscrupulous people to take advantage of others and swindle them out of money. Currently, there is an email scam hitting the self storage industry that owners and managers should be aware of. The message is supposedly from a person named Antonio Lopez. He claims to be a receiving manager...

via SurePoint website SurePoint Self Storage has been busily increasing its self storage portfolio. The company recently broke ground for a new facility in Schertz, Texas. Located at Interstate Highway 35 and FM 1103, the facility will have 113,000 square feet of rentable space and is scheduled to open in January 2015. It will be branded under the SurePoint Self Storage...

If everything goes as planned, a massive self storage facility will be built in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Tariq Khalil, the mastermind behind the development, is working with city officials to get all of the necessary approvals. The property that Khalil is looking at is a 5.5 acre parcel of land that consists of three adjacent lots that are valued at a million dollars....

When a storage facility customer stops paying on their rental unit, a facility can auction off its contents to help pay for the overdue rent. Because of the popular TV show Storage Wars, many people have become interested in storage auctions. They attend the auctions hoping to get something that is very valuable. Recent auctions have garnered treasures for some people,...

The manger of your self storage facility told you that she is moving and gave her two-week notice. That means you will have to hire a new one. Because you want to make sure that you hire the best person possible, here are some tips that can guide you through the process. Before interviewing anyone, take a serious look at your current manager’s tasks and skill set. Do...

Direct Marketing News recently announced the winners of its 40 Under 40 Awards. Melissa Burdon, Marketing Optimization Director with Extra Space Storage, Inc., is one of the winners. The 40 Under 40 Awards recognize the best young minds and celebrates these rising stars — the best, the brightest, the most creative marketers in digital, data, and direct marketing. The...

Team SmartStop Pro Cycling is competing this week in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah competition. The Tour of Utah is known as the toughest stage race in America and is one of only five Union Cycliste Internationale-sanctioned, multi-stage pro cycling events in North America for 2014. The race will cover over 753 miles as cyclists race from the red sandstone mountains...