Recent Posts by Mike Jones

Storage Tip: Pack with Access in Mind

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com Today, in some parts of the country people were bundled in coats walking through had snow while others were running around in t-shirts enjoying the warm sun. Ironically, in just a matter of days, the weather patterns for both places can completely switch. Long story...
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April Showers Bring Moving & Storage Challenges

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com April showers do bring May flowers, but these April showers can also bring headaches to people who are trying to move or put things into storage. Rain can cause a lot of problems during these events--a day doesn't even have to be a total...
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New Real Estate Marketing Tool Launched from USstoragesearch.com

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com After two years of hard work, planning, and development, USstoragesearch.com launched a new product today that helps to help current and new clients meet their online needs. The new three-tiered product line offers dynamic real estate marketing tool for self storage owners, operators, and managers....
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Prepare Your Storage Facility for the Busy Seasons

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com A busy self storage season is on the horizon. Many life activities during the spring and summer lend themselves perfectly to using self storage. This time of year college students are going home for the summer and using storage to hold their gear till...
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Advice for Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com We talk a lot about keeping your storage unit organized, but it is also important to keep your storage unit clean. Things can go wrong in a multitude of ways when you let dirt, moisture, or other unnecessary bits of debris build up. Whenever you load...
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Proper Loading of Your Storage Unit

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com Some of us have different intentions in mind when renting a storage unit. Some people rent a unit with the idea that they are going to access it frequently; even everyday in some cases. Others know that when they put their items into storage...
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Keep the Good Times Rolling: Storing Vinyls Properly

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com For some reason, a lot of music just sounds better when played off of a vinyl record--much like the way a cold soda tastes better out of a glass bottle. Perhaps it is nostalgia or perhaps there is some science behind the preferences, but...
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Storage Marketing Towards Specific Groups

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com We're quickly approaching the start of spring sports season, wedding season, spring cleaning, college students' summer breaks, and moving season...and those are just the seasons off of the top of my head. You are approaching a golden opportunity to create little ads that target...
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Boosting Digital & Physical Curb Appeal

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com In real estate, people mention curb appeal all of the time. Basically, curb appeal is how attractive a property looks from the outside. In today's modern and digital society, your storage facility needs to have good curb appeal on two fronts: the physical one...
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Strategies Behind Using Discount Promotions

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, USstoragesearch.com Discounts are nearly everywhere in the self storage industry. Everywhere you look you see a month of free for moving in or something like it. With discounts being so prevalent across the entire industry, it would almost seem like it is necessary to have...
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