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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.

Westy Self Storage in Summit, New Jersey, announced that they will support the Santa Claus Shop that is affiliated with SHIP (Summit Helping Its People).  They will donate 1 month free rent for a storage unit and free use of a truck and driver to help with SHIP’s annual Christmas event. This is the second year that they have helped with Santa’s shop. “Santa Claus...

Take one self storage business, throw in 1,000 moving boxes, add some budding young university design students, and what do you get? One of the most interesting sculpture exhibitions that you’ll ever see. WeStore, a start-up self storage business in the UK, challenged the design students from Brunel University in Uxbridge, Greater London, England, to create something...

FACT: Earlier this year, CNN Money reported that smartphones and tablets software applications accounted for 55 percent of Internet access in the United States in January 2014. This is the first time ever that it has surpassed desktop and laptop computer access. FACT: According to the Pew Research Center, as of January 2014, 55 percent of American adults had smartphones...

The self storage industry is a very active industry. There are always tidbits of news from facilities across the nation. Let’s take a look at three snippets of news. Crows Run Self Storage Paves the Way Self storage owners and operators are often very community minded. They support local charities and non-profit organizations in an effort to reach those less fortunate...

Inside Self Storage recently announced the winners of their Best of Business Awards. Storage.com received the 2014 Best Marketing Services Award. In 2011, Inside Self Storage (ISS) launched their Best of Business reader-choice awards program. Awards are given in areas such as Best Management Software, Best Customer Service, and Best Builder. Inside Self Storage honors...

Storrage, a self storage company in Seattle, is “marrying” the self storage industry with technology — particularly mobile platforms. Many of their current and prospective customers use mobile technology daily. Take Monica, for instance. Monica holds up her smart phone. “This is my ‘laptop.’ I take it everywhere I go and use it for everything — phone...

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) is holding its annual conference October 26-28 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Owners, managers, and employees of self storage facilities are welcome to attend. There will be an orientation before the opening that will provide an introduction to the conference and how to take advantage of it. The conference...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. USSelfStorage.com LLC will be donating some of its revenue from the month to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. For the entire month of October, USSelfStorage.com will donate a portion of the money they get for every storage unit or vehicle storage space that is rented online through the company. USSelfStorage.com...

Some people detest them. Some people ignore them. Some bring out a chuckle. Regardless of people’s reaction, the ads for Manhattan Mini Storage (MMS) are very-well known — not only in New York but also throughout the self storage industry. Just who is the person behind those sometimes snarky ads? Which New York ad agency creates them? Fast Company recently published...

Leaders in the Arizona, California, and Nevada state self storage associations have organized a tri-state conference called “Meet Us At the River.” This conference is for self storage owners and operators that do business in the three states. It will be held on October 16–17 at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Nevada. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased here. Attendees...