Self Storage and Environmental Responsibilities

Feb 22, 2015 | | Say something

It is becoming an obligation for all of us, quite rightly so, to be conscious of environmental concerns as we go about our daily lives. Scientists and the media constantly remind us of the damage the human race has unwittingly caused to atmosphere, forests, and the ecosystem. If we are to help remedy this, we […more]

The 1995 Self Storage Art Installation

Feb 12, 2015 | | Say something

No this isn’t a badly timed photo of my living room. It is in fact a recreation of a student bedsit in a self storage facility. And it isn’t borne from an ill advised housing scheme either. Let me explain. In the mid-90s, Acorn Storage Centre in Wembley was overrun with artists. Not by chance, […more]

Awesome Self Storage Adverts

Feb 7, 2015 | | Say something

The self storage industry is known for its often brash and stand-out approach to advertising. A lot of business is picked up simply because the potential customer knows where their nearest storage unit is with its gaudily painted exterior and bright advertising banners. A softly softly approach simply wouldn’t be noticed. For those of us […more]

Self Storage Rehearsals for Bands

Feb 1, 2015 | | Say something

We’ve covered quite a few reports of people using self storage in more creative ways than the traditional “lock up and leave” approach to storage. These days self storage can be used as a small patch of business space that can act as a stock room or indeed a facility where people can meet up […more]

Storage Movies

Jan 26, 2015 | | Say something

Self storage could be thought of as a somewhat unglamorous, unromantic and lacking cinematic appeal, but some film makers have thought otherwise. In the past few years alone, there have been a few movies set on the facilities of storage units, where the storage unit itself plays a part in the idea or drama. Storage […more]

Shipping Container Houses

Jan 18, 2015 | | Say something

A long while back we addressed the question of whether you can live in a storage unit, that is on a storage facility premises, and we counseled against the idea to put it mildly. However, there are some quite canny people out there who delight in getting as much out of a small space as […more]

Self Storage Adverts

Jan 12, 2015 | | Say something

Self storage is a difficult proposition for advertising. There are many adverts out there that boast of the quality, spaciousness and friendliness of the facilities, but the pressure on advertisers and businesses for many years now has been to deliver something that is also very entertaining. Your film crew many never need go into your […more]

Weirdest Items Found in Self Storage

Jan 6, 2015 | | Say something

It had to happen eventually – here is our rundown of some of the bizarre things that people have kept in storage. All of this to our knowledge is completely real. 10. Space rocket – this one, like so many of these discoveries, came up in a unit that was auctioned of. As well as a […more]

A Brief History of Self Storage

Dec 31, 2014 | | Say something

Back when the Earth was young, mankind had fewer possessions, and if he did have somewhere to offload extra items, he’d probably find a resourceful solution. There are citations across the web that there was a practice resembling modern self storage in ancient China for crop storage, with units hired out to separate farmers. Consumerism was slow […more]

Living in a storage unit

Dec 26, 2014 | | Say something

We have previous blogged here about running a business from a storage unit in a comfortable and affordable manner, and decided that it’s a perfect solution for smaller businesses as they climb the ladder. However, would you ever consider taking it further and have your household within a storage unit? It may sound like a […more]

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