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It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. When...

At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a...

If you have any computer/tech friends you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘the geek shall inherit the Earth’ or maybe ‘it’s the Age of the Geek baby!’ Basically what they are referencing is the ever increasing presence computers and technology have in society. It seems that the Age of the Geek has even extended in to the self storage industry. People come up...

Do you need to keep your kids occupied in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? How about organizing your pictures? Or managing your DVR recordings? Paying bills? Keeping up with the latest and greatest news from your community and around the world? Well—there’s an app for that. Smart phone applications allow us to do so much with relative ease just by using a...

Everyone wants to find greatness; not just find it. No, you have to want to be among the first if not the first. That means you are going to have to do your homework and figure out what or who is preparing to explode on to the metaphorical scene—and achieve greatness. This is true whether you are talking about sports, politics, or a business like the self storage...

Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry.  Many companies already make use of modern technology of course; it’s...

Social media has become a juggernaut. Whether you’re talking about the millions upon millions of users on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other forms to the billions of dollars some of these entities are now worth the influence that some social media outlets have is impressive to say the least. If used right—like how many members of the self storage...

Many businesses grow and evolve over time by leaps and bounds. Take the automobile industry for example. Henry Ford might have dreamed about cars like we have today, but probably considered them more science fiction than remotely possible. At the same time there are some industries that have not undergone such drastic changes—like the self storage industry. However,...

The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of StorageBattles.com and StorageTreasures.com. Everybody in the self storage industry has heard of the TV show Storage...

Some products are all about evolution. Take computers as an example. Every few months there is a new and improved version coming out, and within a couple years that version will be obsolete thanks to further advances. Than you have products like self storage space that stay essentially the same—until now. Self storage companies are fully aware that their product...