Industry News

New York City’s Manhattan Mini Storage today wraps up its eighth annual “Project: Back to School” donation drive. Partnering with Coalition for the Homeless through August, the drive helps provide school supplies, backpacks and other essentials to children living in shelters during the commencement of each school year. The self storage company’s 17 facilities...

Amazing Spaces, like many self storage facilities in the state of Texas, has a history of giving to charity. The company is a longtime supporter of the Texas Children’s Hospital. In the past, the company has been at the forefront of different charity efforts aimed at raising money for the Hospital, Toys for Tots, and various environmental efforts. The company has...

The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia are well-acquainted with the self storage industry. And just recently self storage has made serious inroads into the Asia Pacific market. Many countries in the Asia Pacific region are among the most densely populated in the world, one of the key elements of success for a self storage facility. Following that logic,...

San Diego Self Storage recently helped sponsor the 7th Annual Cruise for a Kure to raise funds for cancer research. Event participants purchased cruise tickets and monies from the sale were donated to a nonprofit, Kure It Cancer Research. Kure it Cancer Research is a popular charity in the self storage industry as it was founded by a self storage industry veteran....

Security is typically a main consideration for self storage customers and Janus International’s new SecurGuard product line is meant to offer peace of mind by enabling individual storage door access-control and security. One of the products being rolled out in the line is an electronic lock/overlock monitor for roll-up doors. The mechanism will provide a secure...

When the economy went south, many businesses had to consolidate operations to stay afloat. Parsons Containers, the UK-based holding company of the U Hold the Key self storage facilities, survived those times by consolidating. But now, an increase in demand has allowed the company to grow again. Ean Parsons, managing director of Parsons Containers, commented on the...

Of the many things that can make moving frustrating, running out of supplies is one. Thanks to the new self storage-friendly vending machines, Storage Supply Depot, purchasing more supplies couldn’t be easier. “We are excited to provide self-storage facilities and their owners with a new profit center,” said Bill Fankell, sales manager for All Brands Vending...

Self storage has become a hot commodity in real estate markets in recent years and that popularity has given rise to a whole new segment of the business—on-demand self storage. After raising $3.3 million in capital, a Los Angeles-based company has expanded to San Francisco. Earlier this summer, Clutter began operating in the Orange County area. The service was...

Bellam Self Storage in San Rafael, California, has teamed up with the local minor league baseball team, the San Rafael Pacifics, for the ‘No Litter in Baseball’ campaign. The campaign is simple—discourage people from littering generally by having them pledge not to do so at the ballpark. The hope is that people can make a concentrated effort to not litter at...

The self storage industry is on the rise in Australia, and the founders of Spacelli are hoping their unique take on the storage concept will pay off. Spacelli is unlike traditional self storage where people come to a facility and rent a specific unit. And it’s not valet self storage either, where boxes are delivered and picked up to be stored at a site. It is more...