Many things in society tend to come and go, but there are few that are always here. Bell bottoms and tie-dye shirts have had their time in the sun on more than one occasion in time. A couple of decades ago “it” boy band was the New Kids on the Block. After being out of the spotlight for some time it was them again. One thing that never goes out of style though is the great American road trip.
There is just something about the concept of a road trip that people love. For friends it can be a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. For families it is a great opportunity to just enjoy being with each other in a world that often makes family time something hard to get.
What makes the idea even better is that you don’t even have to have somewhere to go because the location is not important; it’s the journey that matters.
Much like the concept of the great American road trip, the self storage industry has been around for some time as well. One self storage company has decided to honor the tradition of taking to the open road and hopes to drum up some business in the process.
Door to Door Storage, a self storage company that started in Seattle back in 1996, has asked people to post pictures from their road trip to the company’s Facebook page along with a short essay of no more than 500 words describing what made the trip special.
“We all have memories of great road trips we’ve taken, whether you are moving because of a new job, marrying that special someone or leaving home for the first time,” said Tracey Kelly, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Door to Door.
If your picture and essay tells the best tale you could win the $1000 grand prize.
The contest is open to anyone; not just current tenants of the company. With that being the case, the people at Door to Door Storage are likely counting on the many people that surf the world-wide web to spread the news of what could be an easy $1000 (or two container move). Of course, in the process the name Door to Door Storage will get spread far and wide as well. With facilities in 54 communities in 36 different states the potential for widespread publicity is great.
“Throughout the years Door to Door has helped tens of thousands of individuals and families with transitions such as these and our contest provides an opportunity to make your special journey even more memorable,” said Kelly.
“Door to Door Storage Kicks-Off “The Great American Road Trip” Photo Contest.” SFGate; 30 April 2012.