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With more than 50,000 self storage facilities now across the United States, developers are being increasingly careful to focus on areas that are underserved by self storage—like Chattanooga, Tennessee. Downtown Chattanooga is booming, with an increase of 2100 new apartments expected within the next couple of year, not to mention a sizeable increase expected in...

Handy is a New York-based startup, an online service, that connects people with handymen and women and housecleaners. The concept is simple: Interested “repair technicians”—people capable of fixing anything from electrical issues to plumbing problems to furniture assembly to hanging shelves and painting—can sign up to be included in the site’s database....

Easistore Self Storage in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, is donating one year of free storage to Tree of Hope, a children’s charity that helps fund potentially life-changing treatments and therapies for children with complex needs. “Easistore is donating a 250 square-foot storage unit for a year, saving over £5000 in costs that would otherwise help support...

Next to the Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Norwich, England is a field where a rare flower—the Bee Orchid—blooms. A local wildlife enthusiast noticed the flower, so named because it appears to have a bee resting on it, in 2009. Because they are so rare, he asked the company to leave the field as is so its vegetation could grow wild. Gavin Thomas, Store Manager...

UK-based Big Yellow Self Storage is partnering with a newly formed charity, SNDogs (Saving Needy Dogs) in Swindon, South West England to help homeless dogs. The company’s Swindon branch will serve as a central drop-off location for community members interested in donating dog food and other supplies such as bedding and toys. The donations will be used to help SNDogs...

There are just over 1000 self storage facilities throughout the United Kingdom. Even adjusted for population, this number is still considerably lower than you find in the United States where the industry is massive and completely mainstream. That said, the UK self-storage industry has, and is, experiencing significant growth. From 2008-2010, there were 94 facilities...

UK-based Apex Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Mulme, Manchester, which brings the number of Apex facilities to eight. Like many new facilities being constructed in the United States, this one is multi-purpose and comes with three floors of office space. It has an area specifically labeled as high security which offers biometric entry, thicker, more...

The self-storage industry has become a $27 billion industry. As more people realize the benefits that self storage offers—such as creating a home free from clutter, without having to throw belongings away—the demand will continue to grow. As the industry grows, so do new service segments that are designed to meet customer needs in unique ways. One of these is...

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    While there is still plenty of time for epic autumn rides, many motorcycle owners will soon be making decisions about how and where to store their bikes for winter. Here are some Motorcycle Storage 101 tips to consider: Find Storage “If you don’t have a basement or a weather-tight garage, rent space at a mini-storage facility or store it with your local dealer,”...

    The historic flooding taking place in Louisiana has hit such tragic levels that the federal government has declared it a major disaster. As of this writing, at least seven people have died as a direct result of the flooding, nearly 20,000 water rescues have been conducted, and thousands of people have had to relocate to shelters because of flooded homes. “This...