We need Facebook Fans! There is nothing more depressing than a business page with only 5 likes, so in an effort to get people on board we have decided to give away a Free 42” 3D TV. For real! Just go to our Facebook Page, “Like” it, and click the sweepstakes application to enter. There are no tricks or catches, we just want to give back to our loyal customers.
Devon Self Storage has acquired a new facility in Pasadena, TX. We are very excited to be in this suburb of Houston. The customers we have recently gotten to know are simply wonderful and we are excited to exceed their self storage needs!
We will be undergoing a complete office remodel this month in January to get ready for the rental season. Our new office will feature extra value for our customers including a fully stocked retail display with everything you will need for your move. Two CCTV LCD displays for added security, and a coffee bar for those early morning visits to your storage unit. Please stop by and meet the Pasadena, TX team!
6045 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
or find us on our Facebook page here!
Congratulations Betsy of Lansing, MI!
Betsy will be picking up her IPAD2 at the Lansing Michigan store! Which means, the manager with the most rentals at the Lansing store wins the 2nd IPAD2. Thank you all so much for participating. Stay tuned to our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/devonselfstorage
Now through December 1st 2011, enter for a chance to win a free Apple Ipad 2! That’s right, Devon Self Storage will be giving away one Apple Ipad 2 for simply becoming a fan of our Facebook page. Simply “Like” us on Facebook, then follow the instructions on our sweepstakes page to be entered to win a free Apple Ipad 2. That’s it! You don’t need to do anything else, we won’t make you sit through a boring sales pitch, you don’t have to buy our product and we won’t make you fill out any long surveys! We just want to be friends
The winner of the Apple Ipad 2 will be randomly selected on December 1st 2011. The winner will need to be able to pick up their Apple Ipad 2 at a Devon Self Storage location. Good Luck!
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You can have your food, coffee, even your prescriptions through a drive through, why not a drive through self storage facility? Well, in the case of one facility in Staten Island NY, Devon Self Storage has done it! This is a great concept for people that are serious about taking care of their belongings. In some cases you can pull inside the building and next to your storage unit. If the weather is acting up, and let’s face it, this will happen in Staten Island, you can be sure that the trip from your car to your storage unit, your items will be out of the harsh elements of rain and snow. Brilliant!
Devon Self Storage has other Drive through Facilities in the US, please visit www.devonselfstorage.com for more information.
With close to 60,000 self storage facilities currently operating in the United States, the answer to this question is debatable. Some of the 1st Self Storage facilities in the U.S. were built in Texas in the late 1960’s. These 1st generation facilities were made up of prefabricated small garages constructed in groups and mainly in industrial areas. Even before these facilities started to sprout up, the US armed forces had been using their own similar storage buildings for military surplus for years. Even before the military, in ancient China, there is evidence of self storage available to the public.
Regardless the origin, the industry has made incredible growth and diversity over its U.S. history, some 45 years. We have come from the days of the 1st Public Storage facility in California, built in 1972, to the larger more modern facilities such as a 280,000 SQ, FT. facility built in 2007 by Big Yellow Self Storage Company. The industry has gone global and has become a necessity. Today, self storage customers can store anything from a 40 ft. RV at facilities capable of RV parking, to a perfectly kept bottle of cabernet sauvignon in a refrigerated building specifically built for wine storage.
Today, the self storage industry is made up from a collection of different-sized operators. The majority of the self storage facilities in the US consist of small, owner operator or “mom and pop” facilities. These smaller companies own 1-2 facilities each. Then there are the mid-sized companies, operating a collection of facilities in the range of 3-100 facilities each. These two groups occupy over 90% of the self storage industry. The remaining big-box operators such as Public Storage, Extra Space Self Storage, U-store-it, Sovran Self Storage and U-Haul International occupy the smallest portion of the industry.
Devon Self Storage in Oakland, CA
You have taken steps to keep your items in a safe facility for a future date when you will use these items once more. Let’s talk about measures you can take to keep your items pristine.
Self Storage buildings can be as high traffic as your own home, and just like your home your items can collect dust. This is even more prevalent in an outdoor drive up unit. Make good use of furniture covers, like mattress, chair and couch covers. For larger items that will not fit in a box, use a simple dust cover. Secure the dust cover that it will not slip of the items over time. It is a great idea to cover the entire contents of your storage unit with a tarp. In the case of areas with violent storms, damage can easily occur to a roof, thus exposing your items to rain or moisture. With a tarp protecting your items, you have a last line of defense.
Put all items that will fit, in a box or a storage tote. Always use good sturdy boxes. Free boxes are a great idea to save money for your move. However, new boxes should be used for packing and stacking your items while in storage. Always pack the heavier boxes on the bottom and save your lighter boxes to place higher on the stack. You don’t want your boxes collapsing over time.
Most self storage facilities sell packing supplies. Before making a decision on a self storage facility, take a look at their range of retail supplies for sale. Companies such as Devon Self Storage sell a full range of retail supplies and are staffed with knowledgeable people to explain these items to you!
For more tips on packing your storage unit or to talk with an experienced storage expert visit www.devonselfstorage.com
Are you a college student going home or on an internship for the summer? If you’re not planning on taking all your stuff with you, you should consider getting a self storage unit. You may be thinking that getting a storage unit is a hassle, but that is not true with all companies. With some work you can find a facility near you with quality units at good prices. And many facilities do not require long-term contracts anymore. By using a storage unit for the summer, you can actually save money by not having to travel around with all your extra belongings. You can even locate a 5′ x 5′ size self storage unit for quite cheap if you do not have very much stuff. If you need help visit Devon Self Storage today!
“Storage Wars” is a fascinating new television show. It’s a reality show on A&E that follow four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasures. Part gamblers, part detectives, these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world’s most valuable comic book collection, paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions.
Each episode of “Storage Wars” follows a group of bidders as they get a quick peek inside the units, aided only by the beam of a flashlight. They then must assess on the spot if the unit is worth a bid and how high they will actually go to grasp the gold. The high-stakes fun begins as we see if the resulting buy is full of mostly trash…or true treasure. Driven by Dan Dotson, one of the most successful and outrageous auctioneers in the country, the cast of buyers are as colorful and varied as the treasures they uncover.
Check out the show today!