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Urns full of ashes: A macabre puzzle for facilities

Urns full of ashes: A macabre puzzle for facilities

Nick DiUlio April 22, 2014 2

It was March 2013, and A-1 Westside Storage manager Keith Monaghan had just auctioned off one of his 10×20 units for an unprecedented $2,200. The tenant, Monaghan said, was “a very nice elderly man”

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Fido at your facility: Friend or foe?

Fido at your facility: Friend or foe?

Nick DiUlio February 21, 2014 0

Every morning, Geraldine Goldberg walks a mile from her home in Arcata, CA, to the self-storage facility she has owned and operated for eight years. But she doesn’t walk alone. For the past seven

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Sponsor of auction bill in New York says he’s not ‘attacking’ self-storage industry

Sponsor of auction bill in New York says he’s not ‘attacking’ self-storage industry

Nick DiUlio February 17, 2014 3

Several months ago, while watching an episode of the popular reality TV show “Storage Wars,” New York state Sen. Tony Avella decided he needed to do more for self-storage tenants in his state. And

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Self-storage facilities have no love for ‘love nests’

Self-storage facilities have no love for ‘love nests’

Nick DiUlio February 6, 2014 1

It was an afternoon like any other when self-storage property manager Penny Casassa set out to make her daily rounds at a facility in Pennsauken, NJ. Then she spotted a closed unit with no

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Tenants living in storage units: Dangers and dilemmas

Tenants living in storage units: Dangers and dilemmas

Nick DiUlio January 16, 2014 12

As recently chronicled by the SpareFoot blog, freelance journalist Becky Blanton lost her job, fell into a deep depression and spent several months living in a Colorado self-storage unit. While her story ultimately was inspiring,

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Dwindling Number of Self-Storage Couples: A Sign of the Times in Management

Dwindling Number of Self-Storage Couples: A Sign of the Times in Management

Nick DiUlio October 3, 2013 3

When the self-storage industry first began booming in the mid-1970s, owners relied heavily on resident managers to run facilities. This often meant hiring a husband-and-wife team to live in an on-site apartment or house,

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Dynamic Duos: Jobs in Self-Storage for Couples

Dynamic Duos: Jobs in Self-Storage for Couples

Nick DiUlio September 30, 2013 0

The life of a self-storage manager can be tough and solitary. One way to ease the burden is to work in tandem with your significant other. The opportunity for couples to work side-by-side is

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Self-Storage Resident Managers: Pros and Cons of a Fading Trend

Self-Storage Resident Managers: Pros and Cons of a Fading Trend

Nick DiUlio September 23, 2013 9

For many self-storage managers, one of the profession’s greatest perks is the ability to live on-site. It’s a common arrangement that not only provides customers with an added sense of security and convenience. But

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Jobs in Self-Storage: Is This Career Path Right for You?

Jobs in Self-Storage: Is This Career Path Right for You?

Nick DiUlio August 28, 2013 0

When it comes to industries capable of weathering a recession, self-storage is a pretty safe bet. According to a study released by the Self Storage Association, the number of U.S. households with self-storage renters

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