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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How To Organize Your Self-Storage Unit

By John Donegan   June 5, 2012

Unless you’re starring in an episode of “Storage Wars,” rummaging through a storage unit can be an infuriating experience. We created this list of self-storage organization tactics, so the next time you’re searching for those holiday decorations, you’ll know right where to find them.

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5 Business Relocation Tips From Our Alter Egos, The Square Foot

By Rachel Greenfield   May 25, 2012

by Justin Lee, The Square Foot (unaffiliated real estate startup)

So you’ve signed an office lease on a new hub for your business. Tip of the cap to you, because that’s no easy feat. Hopefully you didn’t procrastinate and went through the proper steps on your way to finding the perfect space for your business. Now comes the really fun part— moving. It’s universally considered one of the worst activities known to man, yet we all have to go through it, whether it’s to a new home or new place of business. We can’t tell you we can magically make relocating your business fun, but we can give you a few tips on how to make it as painless as possible. Follow these five basic tips to guarantee a smoother transition.

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DIY Self-Storage vs. Moving Company Storage

By Rachel Greenfield   May 14, 2012

by Tim Patrick

During the process of moving, it’s not uncommon to require short-term or long-term storage for some or all of your furniture and possessions. There are two main types of storage services available to you, depending on whether you’re hiring a professional moving company or opting for a DIY move.

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