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Back in March of this year, a water line ruptured in a self storage unit. Neighbors in Christ, a nonprofit organization (NIC) used that unit to store items such as clothing, toys, and furniture for people who have lost items due to burglaries. As if the broken water line wasn’t bad enough, the organization is now facing more problems. Even though they mopped up the...

Most of us go through life facing whatever troubles happen to come up in our path without giving it much thought. Problems are problems; you deal with them and move on.  What if it wasn’t that easy though? What if the problems were something you could not just get over? For some reason they are going to be with you for your entire life? That’s what it can be like...

Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. So—what...

Westy Self Storage is very community minded and supports many local charities. They have helped the Habitat for Humanity, been a drop-off location for winter coat drives, participated in recycling drives for bottles and cans, and collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. This month they are supporting the eighth annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America (SAA) benefit. The...

There are a lot of details when it comes to organizing and putting on a community festival. And, if it spans more than one day, organizers have to deal with the issue of where to keep some of the material from the event overnight. That’s when storage facilities come to the aid of the event planners. On May 3 though May 4, the rotary club in Crownsville, Maryland hosted...

Having an extra day off from work is a nice perk to any weekend and is enough to make most people happy for whatever holiday happens to grant it. This past weekend people had Monday off for Memorial Day. While many probably took to the ballpark, beach, park, or to the backyard to grill there was likely a portion that forgot why they have the time to do it. It was because...

People are often required to do more than one thing—or multi-task. Sometimes it is because need and time restrictions demand it. Other times it is because they are bored and need the added distraction. When it came to the shoe drive that a Missouri self storage company just completed it was neither. They simply want to get all they can and more out of the donations that...

When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor. Some organizations offer...

On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. All Canadian Self Storage will be hosting a ‘Storage Wars’ auction on June 22. Except it will...

In a perfect world there would be no need for donation drives to help raise money so researchers can continue working to find cures for deadly diseases. Our world is far from perfect though. So it’s good that there are different organizations like PhoneSmart, a company that offers off-site sales support service for self storage facilities. Many members of the self...