Guide To Dealing With Abandoned Self Storage Units

21 Aug 2019

Every storage owner's worst nightmare is finding out that his or her self storage has been abandoned. And, you do not know what is worst - having self storage that is unpaid for or having self storage that is still full of somebody's stuff. When this situation lasts for months, it can turn into a big problem. You have to be careful, as you are either dealing with a delinquent or somebody who had deliberately abandoned their storage unit

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Common myths about self-storage

8 Aug 2019

Whether you're a potential tenant who's interested in renting a self-storage unit, or you're an owner of such a unit, it's good to be aware of all the common myths about self-storage. Potential tenants will learn that some of the things they heard aren't actually true. Learning the facts will eliminate some of the unnecessary fears you may have

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How to do self storage marketing for your self storage facility

30 July 2019

Storage facilities' owners are running a business that deals with a service that is always in demand. People will always need a place to store their things in. Still, this doesn't mean that there's no need to promote a storage facility. On the contrary, good marketing is very important if you want the customers to choose your services over the services of some other company

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How To Pest Proof Your Self Storage Unit

19 July 2019

Self Storage facilities are vulnerable to pest infestations – how come?

As unbelievable as it may seem, the storage facilities you offer to clients are highly vulnerable to pest infestations. This is due to several reasons:

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Tips for maintaining your storage facilities remotely

12 July 2019

The self-storage business has seen exponential growth in the past ten years. If you are considering starting a storage business by opening a storage facility and maintaining it remotely, first and foremost, you need a good plan.

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How to improve on-site security of self storage units

7 July 2019

Now a days, more and more people turn to renting some kind of self storage facilities, either when moving or for commercial purposes. And, thieves and vandals see self storage facilities as an easy target. Theft and break-ins are the two things many self storage owners fear the most. So what can self storage owners do in order to improve onsite security of self storage facilities?

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Short-term vs. long-term Storage - Which pays off more

28 June 2019

Short-term vs. long-term storage? It's safe to say that there's not a universal answer to this question. It all depends on your preferred style of doing business since both are good for different situations. First, it's important to determine what your needs are, in order to decide which one would pay off more. We can offer a couple of tips on what kind of storage would suit both you and your wallet best.

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Tips For Increasing Storage Rental Value

20 June 2019

Storage spaces have been more in demand than ever. They might be one of the most important commercial real-estate types on the market. However, we all know, since there is a high demand for storage space, there is a high supply as well. It doesn’t matter are you looking to join the storage business, or you are already a part of it.

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Sharing Self Storage with friends

06 June 2019

Sharing anything, no matter how big or small, how significant or irrelevant, is always troublesome. How many friendships do you know of which were ruined due to the notion of sharing property? That is why you need to take particular care when stepping into binding agreement about sharing storage with friends

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How to Prevent Mold in Your Storage Unit?

29 May 2019

As they are only used for storage, storage facilities are rarely properly aired out. Nowadays, technology has made it so that they can even exist unmanned. They are seldom visited at all, which can make them difficult to maintain. On top of that, it is easy to overlook them when considering the maintenance of your home. This is especially true if the storage facility is quite removed from your house. When this happens, unwanted visitors like mold or mildew may come a-knocking.

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A Complete Guide for packing and storing fine arts in self Storage facility

17 May 2019

People have diverse reasons for needing storage units. Some do it for extra space, others for protecting valuables, and there are those who wish to de-clutter their home. One thing is certain, there are certain belongings that require extra care when handling them, and artwork falls into that category. This article will discuss different and practical ways of packing and storing fine art.

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The Question On Your Website: Modern & Secure?

8 May 2019

Yes it’s awful to have your website data altered. I’ve heard hackers use simple website servers to perform illegal actions. While your facility website (does not really) require high level of security like the Amazon website, you don’t have to understand everything about website security.

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“Google Reviews Affect Your Storage Unit Occupancy Rates” – How?

17 April 2019

Google reviews affect your local search results. When a person searches for a storage unit on Google, the business listings that include customer reviews present greater credibility.

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Digital Marketing 101 for Self-Storage

16 April 2019

The rule for any business to thrive is to evolve or die. As consumer trends are changing it is vital for a self-storage business to keep up and position itself as a leader in their market. Gone are the days when you could build it and they will come. Now, the consumer wants information on demand. Today, 91% of adults search online for their needs, whether it’s to purchase directly from an online retailer or to decide who they want to shop with locally.

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Don’t Compromise Security over Money | Here’s an Affordable Solution!

9 April 2019

Storage business has been too good the past few years and in certain regions it’s sure to not go down anytime soon. So we’ve invested in owning a facility, marketed the Storage brand to the community, have Consistent rentals flow-in and make good money. What’s next?

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The idea is to make a profit, not a mess. Get started in spending less with a setup that scales with your business!

28 March 2019

Self Storage is surely to be one of the most leading growth industries in the world – It all started back in mid 90’s where the demand for residential and commercial storage had an increase so high that the need for facilities that supply it experienced a phenomenal growth rate!

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How to retain your best customers with legacy pricing?

30 Jan 2019

No one should tell you how to run your business. It's yours and you know best. So consider this article just food for thought. The topic today is Legacy customers.

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How To Deal With Difficult Tenants?

24 Jan 2019

Dealing with contractual matters and get you in sticky situations. No one likes to be the bad guy, and Karma can be a real “you know what”. So here are a few tips and techniques for dealing with difficult customers.

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How to create Exit Strategy?

25 Dec 2018

As with most things you should begin with the end in mind. However, a lot of small business owners simply begin and never really consider the end state of their business.

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How to Make Money in Self Storage!

14 Nov 2018

Congratulations! You survived many years of operating your storage units. Hopefully you're in the black and your operating somewhere between 90 and 95% full all the time. Now the question is: how do you become more profitable?

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Rookies getting started

31 Oct 2018

Hi. My name is Bob. I own and operate Willow Dell Store it and Lock it mini storage units in Ohio. I've been a 6Storage customer for almost 2 years now, and I've been officially part of their team for over a year-and-a-half. In this article we're going to talk about some rookie challenges getting into the Mini Storage business.

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Self Storage Management Software Value

24 Oct 2018

There is no free lunch in self-storage or anywhere else. So, how do you go getting the most value for your hard-earned storage management dollar? Some might say you get what you pay for. Some might say; “Why pay it all my notebook works just fine.”

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New competition in town!

10 Oct 2018

Oh no! Someone is building a new self-storage center down the street! What's that going to mean for my business? Chances are excellent that it won't mean anything bad. There are several forces at work when you’re talking about business and competition. Let's take a look at a few.

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Marketing Money Where it Matters Most

25 Sep 2018

Tomatoes. Like at the farmer’s market, the tomato in front of you is essentially the same as the tomato at the next booth. Your 10x10 storage unit is essentially the same your competitors down the street. Now, we have to compare apples to apples or in this case tomatoes to tomatoes, so please assume that the facilities are equivalent.

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Sitemap – What are they? What do they do? Why do they matter most to Operators & Tenants?

18 Jul 2018

We’ve often heard this term “Sitemap” from many storage operators worldwide, many often speak about this and on how this helps them with their day to day operations. But have you ever seen one or know what they are used for?

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Self-Storage Coupons and Discounts – Make them beneficial for both the Storage Operator and Tenant!

11 Jul 2018

Understand the current demands for rental discounts, Some of the commonly offered ones and on how to best track and manage Discounts/Offers in an easy way. Did you know that promotional discounts do not hurt the revenue of the business but in fact acts as a source for New potential clients and better ROI!

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Multiple Units Rental

3 Jul 2018

The storage world today has aged much wherein we’ve incorporated new technologies to better manage our day to day operations at the facility. A recent survey conducted in California proves that a manager/operator spends an average of 15mins with a customer to help them in renting a unit.

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How to handle delinquent tenants and late fees?

14 Jun 2018

The current prevailing problem between self storage owners and tenants is that of tenants not paying rent on time. No matter how hard you try, delinquent tenants and late rents are an issue which you need to face every month. This causes a lot of problems on the financial front and leaves you with no choice but to..

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Self Storage – Technology - TODAY

7 Jun 2018

In the ever-growing world of technology that we live in, people seek for solutions that are simple, secure and that saves time. We do find that the storage world has emerged a lot since the past few years engulfing the same technology solutions, it’s grown to a state wherein storage facilities are unmanned and often managed remotely.

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Rent a unit online on Sunday - Amazing, right?

7 Jun 2018

The self storage boom is finally slowing due to risks of overbuilding. If you’re in a highly competitive market, you’ll need a strong brand identity and a smart marketing plan to survive. Find out how you can stand out from the crowd in an oversaturated storage market in this post.

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