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South African-based self storage company Stor-Age has announced its partnership with It’s Your Turn, a clothing donation and recycling program. “The generosity of unburdening yourself and your family of the extra clothes in your cupboards at home, literally makes you feel lighter,” reads Stor-Age’s blog promoting the program. “It’s one of those things,...

KeepSafe Storage—last year’s winner of the Facility of the Year Award from the Self Storage Association of Australia—recently announced that it is developing a new facility in Welshpool, Australia. It will feature 650 storage units and offer 4000 square meters of outdoor storage space for caravans, vehicles, boats, and sea containers. “An integral part of...

Secure Self Storage, a New York-based self storage provider, has opened a facility in Norwalk, Connecticut and has plans for further expansion in the state. Southwest Connecticut has seen a significant increase in apartment living, and it doesn’t appear that the construction of new developments will slow anytime soon. Secure Self Storage took notice and felt there...

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    The masterminds behind PODs have been recruited by New York City-based storage startup RedBin. The mobile on-demand storage company announced last week that it has hired PODS founder Pete Warhurst as co-CEO and original PODS CFO Thomas Calcaterra as financial consultant. “Mobile on-demand storage is a space that I am very familiar with and I’m excited to jump...

    Storage Shop USA recently received approval from the Common Council of Oak Creek, Wisconsin to build a 12-unit facility. Twelve units? At first glance this might seem like a tiny project compared to many storage facilities that boast hundreds of units. These 12 units, however, are not typical. The facility will contain six buildings, each building consisting of two...

    SecurCare, a self storage company based in Colorado, has announced the conclusion of its most recent community-outreach program—a contest established to benefit animals in need called “Paws for a Cause.” Visitors to the self storage company’s blog were invited to submit a favorite holiday photo of their pet. Submissions were accepted through January 16th. “We...

    Over a year ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a bill designed to invigorate the manufacturing sector. This bill included limiting self storage facilities to designated industrial business zones. The mayor contends that placing tougher zoning restrictions on the self storage industry will limit growth; this in turn will free manufacturing firms to...

    Murder and mayhem ensue in an otherwise quiet self storage facility—the setting for a new novel by Mary Mead. Self storage has been the topic for a popular comic book by the same name, but it hasn’t until now broken into the mystery novel genre. Mead’s book, Hot Storage, paints the life and perils of a self storage manager, Marlena Montoya, and her facility’s...

    For those living in North America—where the history of the self storage industry is lengthy and the public at large is familiar with the service—it can be strange to image places where self storage is relatively new and not widely known. Scotland is one of those places. The self-storage industry began in earnest in the UK, mostly in England, in the 1980s, but...

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      What prompts Palm Beach, Florida’s upper crust to spend evenings mingling at a self storage facility? Fine wine. For many wine connoisseurs in the area, STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage’s regular events have become a fashionable occasion. Such was the case at the January 10th tasting event featuring the Beau Vigne Winery. “I’ve been pleased to make valuable...