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WebSelfStorage: Big Updates on the Horizon Winter Prepping Your Self-Storage Facility Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage How to Manage a Heavy Workload

WebSelfStorage: Big Updates on the Horizon

The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network (USSAN) has provided a fully-integrated business platform for the independent self-storage owner for over 15 years. The backbone of the business platform is WebSelfStorage. WebSelfStorage launched as the fi…

Winter Prepping Your Self-Storage Facility

It is getting cold out there! As the temperature drops property damage and personal injury increase. These incidents can be costly for a business even if they have insurance. As a self-storage facility owner or manager, it is your responsibility …

Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program

Many years ago, self-storage owners found that renting trucks and trailers was synonymous with self-storage rentals. As time went on, more and more self-storage owners jumped into the truck rental business and there became a further need to offer…

Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage


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On Wednesday, tornadoes swept through the Midwest. At least 50 tornadoes were reported across 4 states. The majority of the tornado reported yesterday came from Oklahoma and Kansas while a few reports came from …

How to Manage a Heavy Workload

Holiday season is finally upon us! For most of us this means that it is also our busy season. When we are trying to juggle our careers, maintain a social life and personal activities, life can get pretty overwhelming. Our lives are busy, but they do …

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    5 Trick’s to Remembering a New Name

    Working in the self-storage industry means you come across a lot of new people on a day-to-day basis. Remembering someone’s name is not only appreciated, but makes great business sense. It can be hard though to remember new names, especially when you are meeting so many new people. Recently, entreprenuer.com posted an article that gave five great memory tricks to help you remember a new person’s name.

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    Be a Smooth Operator: Time Saving Tips

    The phone is ringing, customers are lined up, the maintenance personnel needs direction in the yard – you feel like your head is going to explode! Operating a self-storage facility is no easy feat. Following basic organization and time-saving principles will help you stay on track. Getting organized, following to-do lists and simplifying day-to-day tasks are things every self-storage operator can focus on.

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  • Meet United Self Mini Storage

    Spotlight : Meet United Self Mini Storage

    Meet April Underwood, manager of United Self Mini Storage in Tapron Springs, Florida, U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate since 2008 and this edition’s spotlight. Underwood has been in the self-storage industry since 2005 and is the Manager for Terry Hunt, […]

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  • A Look Back at 2013

    A Look Back at 2013

    2013 was quite the year with a government shut down, life altering natural disasters, Obamacare, a royal birth, and the continued expansion of the self-storage industry. Before you have time to blink, 2014 will be half way over. While most of us have already forgotten our New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to remember what has happened this previous year.

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