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Self-storage facilities have occasionally been accused of taking away from the aesthetic beauty of the community. That has not been the case for Planet Self Storage in Boston. The facility has had an aquatic scene featuring whales on the side of the building since the early 1990s. It now appears that that mural is about to change in response to some complaints about...

Storage of illegal items by customers can be a problem for self-storage facilities. From time to time, facilities may be asked by police to assist in uncovering possible illegal activity. Self-storage facilities in Wrexham, Wales were recently asked to be a part of Operation Fetch, a government-funded special operation aimed at uncovering stashes of illegal tobacco...

    Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 8:30pm by Tony Gonzalez
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    As Americans, we pride ourselves on our capitalism. If there is a general need or want, someone, or some company, is bound to fill it. Two such needs (or wants?), generally speaking, are the desire to collect “stuff” and the unquenchable thirst for convenience. Thus, the birth of self storage and McDonald’s. As a result, the American landscape is dotted with...

    Online self-storage marketplace Sparefoot, like many in the industry, makes giving back to the community a practice. In its upcoming event, Sparefoot will help clothe the homeless in its home city of Austin. Throughout the day on April 22 Sparefoot employees will be hosting the first Street Store event at the Central Presbyterian Church in Austin. The idea is to give...

    Although self-storage units are designed for storing things inside, that is not the only thing for which they have been used. In fact, some individuals have thought of entirely unrelated ways to use their units. Some have created make-shift offices in their storage units. Other units have been converted into mixed martial arts training gyms, studios for budding artists...

      Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 5:05pm by Winnie Hsiu
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      Hong Kong is thriving. The bustling metropolis on the southern coast of China, lacks one thing: space. Boxful, a new valet self-storage company in Hong Kong, is hoping it can help residents with that issue. With more than 7.2 million people packed in to 426 square miles, space is available only at a premium. What space people do have, they use for living; not leaving...

      For years the self storage industry has been considered one of the safest investments in real estate. With the need for storage space expected to be an ever-present problem for many Americans, there appears to be no end to self storage as a “safe bet.” That fact has encouraged many to enter the industry, and those within it to expand. U.S. Storage Centers is no...

      Self storage is popular for people who have collected things over the years, people who like their homes to be uber-organized, businesses not wanting to use valuable space for storage; the list goes on. But loading those storage items into a vehicle, driving to the facility and unloading, can be a lot of work. Thus the birth of valet self storage, wherein storage...

      The United States is the unquestioned king of the self-storage industry, but there are many countries where the industry is starting to grow and thrive. Hong Kong, in particular, has seen a tremendous amount of growth in recent years, but the government may soon be handing the industry a major setback. Hong Kong is technically considered a special administrative region....

      Self-storage companies are known for their generosity towards and work with nonprofits. StorageMart has taken a creative turn on that model; pursuing helping others and themselves simultaneously. The company has taken their customer review process and pledged to do good. For every customer review received StorageMart will donate to charity. Their idea is two-fold....