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Stolen Tillamook Minibuses Found in Storage Unit

By Alexander Harris   July 15, 2014

Tillamook Cheese buses

Three vintage Volkswagen minibuses promoting Tillamook Cheese were stolen while on tour and later found stashed in a storage facility more than 80 miles away. → Keep Reading

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Enter SpareFoot’s Clean & Green Portland Giveaway!

By John Egan   June 27, 2014

SpareFoot Portland giveaway

A lot of cities are green with envy when it comes to Portland, OR. Why? Portland regularly pops up on lists of the greenest cities in America. → Keep Reading

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We’re a Winner: SpareFoot Earns Award for Blog Covering Self-Storage Industry

By John Egan   June 24, 2014

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Charlie “Winning” Sheen would be proud of us.

At SpareFoot, we really love to win. In January, we won the Austin Startup Games. Last year, we won recognition as the best place to work in the Austin area in two programs: one sponsored by the Austin Business Journal and the other by the Austin American-Statesman.

Now, we have another win to add to our virtual trophy case. In the 2014 Ragan’s PR Daily Awards program, SpareFoot picked up first place in the “Best Online Newsroom” category for The Storage Facilitator blog. SpareFoot oversees the blog, which is published on SelfStorage.com. → Keep Reading

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Office Space: SpareFoot Nearly Doubling Size of Headquarters

By John Egan   June 3, 2014

Perry Brooks Building

SpareFoot’s headquarters soon will become somewhat of a construction zone.

To accommodate SpareFoot’s continued growth, we are nearly doubling the amount of space we occupy at the Perry Brooks Building in downtown Austin. → Keep Reading

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Cat Survives 28 Days in Colorado Storage Unit

By John Egan   

Loui the cat

Loui the cat has exhausted at least one of his nine lives.

According to Denver TV station KUSA, the cat was trapped in a box spring inside a Golden, CO, storage unit for 28 days—without food or water. → Keep Reading

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Great 8: Top Cities for Cyclists in the U.S.

By Jenny Zhang   May 15, 2014

cyclists in austin

Austin repeatedly has been named one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. by everyone from CNN to The Huffington Post, and for good reason. With a vibrant bike culture, huge student population, and citywide dedication to health and fitness, it’s hard for the average Austinite to resist the hundreds of spinning wheels that pass them by every day. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot Launches Storage Industry Disaster Relief Fund

By John Egan   April 30, 2014

Tornado Devastation

SpareFoot, which operates the country’s largest online marketplace for self-storage units, has established the SpareFoot Storage Industry Disaster Relief Fund to help victims of the recent outbreak of tornadoes in the South and Midwest and to assist victims of future disasters. 

SpareFoot invites self-storage operators, self-storage vendors and other companies in the storage industry to contribute to the fund to help victims of the recent deadly tornadoes. To donate to the fund, visit http://selfstora.ge/SpareFootGives.

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Introducing the SpareFoot College Cooler Giveaway

By John Egan   April 23, 2014

College Cooler Giveaway

What could be cooler than owning a cooler? Winning a cooler!

SpareFoot wants to help you cool off this summer with our College Cooler Giveaway.

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America’s Top 15 College Housing Capitals

By Elizabeth Whalen   March 31, 2014

University of Rochester dorm

On college and university campuses, opportunities abound to make friends, join student organizations and discover new hangouts while also cramming for exams and finishing final reports.

Dorms, or residence halls as they’re officially known, can enrich this experience. In addition to being convenient, they provide a structured living environment for students in transition, such as freshmen living away from home for the first time, said Lydia Batchelor, chair of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. Many residence halls offer special programs to ease students through such transitions, Batchelor said.

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Divorce Drama: Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Divvies Up Stored Belongings

By John Egan   

Johnny Weir egg

A storage unit is now a central character in the divorce drama between Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband.

On March 30, Weir met with husband Victor Voronov’s attorney at the New Jersey storage unit where the now-split-up couple had stashed a $20,000 Fabergé egg (pictured above), Louis Vuitton luggage, wedding rings and other pricey possessions, according to TMZ.com.

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