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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.

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...

In the morning hours on April 4, a five-alarm fire broke out at the Kiwi Self Storage in Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand. More than 30 firefighters battled the fire in the two-story 750-unit building. It took them until evening to contain the fire and until the next morning to completely extinguish it. Within a week, police arrested a man and charged him with arson. The...

Based in Austin, SpareFoot is one of the largest web marketing solutions for prospective self storage customers to find and reserve storage units online. Founded in 2008 by two then-UCLA students and entrepreneurs, SpareFoot bills itself as a “fun tech startup disrupting the traditional self storage industry.” They have become an Internet start-up success story. SpareFoot...

Locally owned and based in Los Angles, Nova Storage partnered with StorageAhead, a web marketing firm specializing in the self storage industry, to create a new and innovative website. The website is now available for customers to use and will increase Nova Storage’s visibility on the Internet. Director of Operations Kelly Hanna wanted a high degree of functionality...

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...