Recent Posts by Mike Jones

Advice for Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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Small House Movement Good for Storage Industry

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, Owning a spacious house with a three car garage is the American dream right? Or is it? A recent article by Emily Wax makes the case that a small home movement is in progress. How small? 200 square feet small. If there is...
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Mike Jones Shares His USSS ‘Thankful’ List

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, We have come to the time of year that everyone starts their list of what they are thankful for and plaster it on all social media outlets and blog sites.  I was feeling left out so I figured what the heck, let’s give everyone...
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Looking at Sovran Self Storage’s Market Cap

By Mike Jones, VP of Operations, According to a recent story by on, Sovran Self Storage (SSS) was recognized as having a larger market cap than other businesses that are considered to be in the smaller...
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