Self Storage Company Proves If You Give Them Reasons People Will Come

Posted on Sep 13 2013 - 10:59pm by Tony Gonzalez

In the Field of Dreams Kevin Costner did not start building a baseball diamond into his field until he heard a voice say those famous words—if you build it, they will come. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—wish it was that easy to get customers to visit. Instead it is a little different. Just building it is not enough.

You have to give them a reason for in order to get them to come.

That reason can be any number of things; it all depends on what people are willing to do in order to attract customers. LifeStorage self storage facilities have developed a reputation for hosting all sorts of events. They have several different events that they hold, but they all accomplish the same essential thing—bringing people to the facility.

The Matteson self storage facility is going to be holding a yard sale September 14 and 15 in order to help raise funds and collect donations for the Food Pantry of Rich Township.

“For the last three years, we have had a donations box in the office to collect food for the pantry as well,” said Allison Thomspon, store manager of LifeStorage of Matteson. 

“We at LifeStorage love to help out within the community. If it was not for our customers, we would not have a business.”

The LifeStorage facilities have been known to try to help local charities, but sometimes what they try to do is just bring people together; give them a day where they can relax and have some fun.

For example, at the end of August the LifeStorage facility in Addison hosted its first of what they hope will be an annual event—a car show. Along with the cars visitors can enjoy some food and drink and take part in a raffle.

“We are excited to bring our neighbors together for an enjoyable family-friendly event,” said Jon Burns, storage manager for LifeStorage of Addison.

The event also benefited the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Probably the most common event that LifeStorage facilities hold is the Garage Sale. At them tenants are able to set up tables/booths where they can sell things they might be looking to get rid of. People from the community are allowed to take part as well with a booth of their own.

“The Garage Sale has the potential to provide stability, loyalty, and it builds relationships so that our customers can refer more family and friends. It shows that we give back, care, and want this community to prosper in a positive direction,” Hermosa store manager Yecy Morquechol said. Hermosa recently held a garage sale on July 13th.

Whether it is for charity, a garage sale, a yard sale, or car show it just goes to show that if you give them a reason, they will come!

Sources Used:

“LifeStorage Yard Sale Benefits Food Pantry.” PRWeb; 11 September 2013.

“Addison Storage Location Hosts First Annual Car Show.” PRWeb; 29 August 2013.

“LifeStorage of Hermosa in Chicago Holding 2nd Annual Garage Sale Event.” PRWeb; 12 July 2013.

Self Storage Company Proves If You Give Them Reasons People Will Come

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Tony Gonzalez has enjoyed a prosperous career in general contracting but has decided to complete his college degree in - of all things - sociology - and enjoys blogging about his daily observations of our "human society" and other musings about life and people. He has a particular interest around the shifting economy and how society reacts to downsizing changes, not only in the "contracting" world, but in the areas of moving/storage/rental, etc.
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