Self Storage Industry 2012
I bet you are curious how the storage industry is going to look like in 2012. There is no exact prediction to any business but there are experts that can hypothesize.
If you would like see what these self storage experts have to say check this out. Experts are from around the industry and from all size storage companies. It is a great summary of outlooks for the 2012 year concerning the storage industry.
College storage made simple!
Freshman college students normally are dropped off by their parents because they want to say goodbye to the children but also because those students bring a lot of stuff and need multiple cars to haul it in!
If those students are moving quite far away from home, that “stuff” needs to go somewhere during those summer months. Some choose to continually move their items back and forth between home and school.
Some others choose to put their belongings into self storage. This has been a fantastic idea for students and parents. Not only do you not have to worry about hauling you things multiple times throughout the year, you’ll also have the satisfaction that your items are safe and secure.
Just a food-for-thought on this Friday afternoon.
P.S. — B&C Storage has a great college storage program for our students in central new york…check it out.
Auction Entrance Fee?
I recently read a very interesting discussion about storage companies charging an entry fee for auctions. Quite a few comments concluded to saying that it was not a good idea and it would deter all buyers from coming or ever coming back.
Others mentioned that it actually helped to bring in the “true” buyers. Being said, it also could frustrate buyers who pay this fee and then end up purchasing nothing from the auction.
How would you feel if you were charged at an storage auction or actually any auction for that matter? Even though you didn’t know what items were up for auction but knew they were still good quality, then would you pay?
I’d love to hear what everyone has to say!
Self Storage Chat
There is something great occurring right on Twitter. Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30pm (Central Time) a self storage chat is occurring right on twitter. By using the hashtag #StorChat your comments will then filter into a conversation all about storage. This “chatroom” will allow to you converse about storage without the interruption of any other tweets.
This wonderful and quite informative meetup has been happening since the beginning of September. (I stumbled upon it doing some research recently and just had to share this with all of you).
I am just relaying this information to all of you from a post I read here about the announcement of the #StorChat conversation.
B&C Self Storage has a lot of information on its website but our FAQ is full of relevant and informative information for all of your storage questions.
If you don’t find your answers feel free to call B&C Storage at 315-469-6200 or email us.
What Not to Store
You might be wondering, “What items should I not put into storage”. This is a very common question, especially to people who are new to storing their belongings. Below, I will share a list of items not really recommend or even sometimes a loud to be stored at a storage facility.
Items you should NOT store:
- Explosives (of any kind)
- Propane tanks
- Toxic materials
- Animal Products
- (Anything) illegal by state or federal law
Our next post will be discussing items you should think twice about storing but you still could have the option to store.
Storing your electronics
Do you have a lot of electronics you don’t use but are not quite ready to part with? Self storage might be the answer.
Lots of consumers these days are on electronics overload. With the need to “upgrade” your phone every year or two and the desire to have the latest and greatest tablet, has left the consumer with a lot of excess electronics.
This constant necessity to upgrade bombardment left you (the consumer) with one thing: a lot of electronics you may not use. Storing these items could be taking up valuable space with in the walls of your home or garage.
You also could be storing them incorrectly. Here are a couple of tips you may want to consider about storing electronics:
- You will want a storage unit that has the option for climate controlled units. This is crucial so your electronics will continue to work when you take them out of store.
- You will also want to be aware of moisture control. Try and avoid underground storage units.
Stay tuned for Friday’s post on The Safety of Storing Electronics
Storage Unit Calculator
Have you ever wondered how large or small of a storage unit you will need? Depending on how much of your stuff you plan on storing, this could be a big variable in choosing your storage unit.
It is truly hard to gauge how much space you will need when you have never been to a self storage facility before.
I found this Self Storage Calculator quite useful for potential customers to use when thinking about how much storage space they will need.
We also have a few different sizing charts on our website. These charts give you descriptions and layouts of what your unit could “potentially” look like.
Self Storage Wants & Needs
What are you looking for in a local storage company?
- Wonderful customer service
- The option of a climate controlled unit
- A company that is locally owned & operated
Post your favorite answers on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see what is most important to you!
The Story of B&C Storage
I’ve been posting a lot of educational and informative posts that I decide today to take a different approach. I want to share the story of B&C storage with you…
I was introduced to the storage industry via the storage software business back in the 90s by one of my closest friends.
In 1999 we decided to open two storage facilities known as West Side Storage in Camillus and Marcellus. I wanted to solely focus on the storage industry, so I decided to leave the software company and start the company B&C Self Storage.
In 2006 I wanted to pursue a larger scale operation and soon after the company began expanding rapidly….To find out how many storage facilities I expanded to click here