INFOGRAPHIC: Self-Storage Explodes!

By John Donegan   June 13, 2012

The $22 billion self-storage industry is a hidden giant among us. You probably drive past at least one storage facility on your daily commute, with or without realizing it. They’re everywhere, but you don’t notice because self-storage is boring— a boring goldmine, that is. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial real estate, with the amount of storage space in the U.S. doubling to 2 billion square feet in a mere five years from 2000-2005.

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Infographic: Memorial Day Weekend Moving Trends

By Rachel Greenfield   May 24, 2012

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and kicks off moving season as the busiest weekend of the year for truck rental and self-storage. We’re excited to announce SpareFoot is teaming up with Penske Truck Rental to revolutionize DIY moving, making this year’s moves more convenient than ever.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day

By Matthew Stites   April 30, 2012

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The U.S. green movement has been a rollercoaster of support, progress, opposition and steps backward. So what’s really going on right now? Studies have shown the growth of green initiatives, from alternative energy to sustainable building, has been almost stagnant since last year. The unstable economy has pressured many American businesses to tighten their purses and take a conservative, skeptical approach to implementing green initiatives in their operations. While working toward energy conservation means a more sustainable business and can lower long-term costs, financial payoff won’t necessarily come along for years, sometimes decades.

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