Public Storage’s History: Two Friends and an Idea

Public Storage’s History: Two Friends and an Idea

It can sometimes seem that companies like Public Storage, with more than 2,200 locations, have always been giants. But that is never true. Like most new business out there, Public Storage started small. Very small. Our company history is the story of two smart, hard-working guys who decided they liked working together and had an idea in the 1970’s to invest in a new industry. Each man ponied up a $25,000 in seed money to grow what today is among the most prosperous companies in the world. ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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Public Storage Locks are Top Notch

Public Storage Locks are Top Notch

When you put your stuff in storage, we know you want peace of mind. For that reason, Public Storage offers premium locks that are among the best you can buy. They are made to strict specifications by a company committed to optimizing and testing its products, and they are conveniently sold at all of our locations. If your storage unit takes a padlock, you can buy ours or buy one wherever you choose. Our select vendor, Pacific Lock, is a trusted as a supplier to the U.S. Military and is respected...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
October 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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Giant T. Rex Attacks Public Storage Office Staff!

Giant T. Rex Attacks Public Storage Office Staff!

When a roaring T. rex dinosaur came through the door of one of our Los Angeles Public Storage locations recently, he caused quite a stir. There were screams.  “That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen come into my job!” said Denise, manager of the location where Kojo the YouTube star stayed during his tour of Southern California. “It was scary at the moment, but then I had to laugh about it.” The lifelike animatronic T. rex earned viral status for playin...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
September 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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Historic Public Storage is Ready for Its Close-Up Again

Historic Public Storage is Ready for Its Close-Up Again

Like the silent film star portrayed in the movie Sunset Boulevard, a very special Public Storage building got a second chance at its movie “close-up” this week. Norma Desmond in that black-and-white classic only dreamed of her return to the silver screen, but our facility, an early movie studio near that iconic boulevard, really is slated for its comeback, this time on cable television. A film crew was on hand to capture its best side and narrate the history of the locale for a segme...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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Public Storage Units are Warehouses for Top Companies

Public Storage Units are Warehouses for Top Companies

Self storage units aren’t just for college students and families. Some of the country’s most successful companies, large and small, rent Public Storage as an efficient way to warehouse products and raw materials that are at the core of their business. Lee Filters, a division of Panavision, has a space across from its office in Burbank California, where it stores an inventory of colored lighting used to quickly fill demand from dealers around the country. Their products add drama to f...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
April 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Each of our company-owned Public Storage facilities is unique. Some were built just a few months ago. Others have a rich history as newly restored landmarks, such as our building at 3636 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. With fine art deco detail, it is one of the best-looking self storage buildings in the country. When the 13-story marvel was opened in 1928 as American Storage, Calvin Coolidge was president, the Ford Model A car was still in production and prohibition was in full force. At that...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
March 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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New Public Storage New York City Facility Complete

New Public Storage New York City Facility Complete

Karl Gill is excited to welcome Public Storage customers to the top floor of one of the largest storage facilities in the country for the first time this week. He thinks everyone will appreciate the shiny new storage units, right across the Harlem River from Manhattan. “Competitors, they have all come by to look because it’s pretty impressive,” said Karl, who is an on-site district manager of the facility. He and his 14-member team make sure things run smoothly at a self storag...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
October 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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Our Customer Service Social Media Team: 60 Years of Service

Our Customer Service Social Media Team: 60 Years of Service

From morning until night, the Public Storage customer service team is standing by to assist. For more than two years now, that also includes a group dedicated to responding on Facebook and Twitter. The most senior members of our call center team handle questions from self storage customers, asking for more details so that they can ID customers and coordinate with storage facility managers to address concerns. Combined, the nine men and women have more than 60 years of experience helping our cus...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
September 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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Best Storage Facility in the Bronx is Open for Business

Best Storage Facility in the Bronx is Open for Business

Commuters along Interstate 87 in the Bronx, New York have been watching our self-storage handiwork for months now, as we complete work on the largest Public Storage facility ever. It is finally open for business, and we can’t wait to show it off.  The project started after Public Storage purchased a 94-year-old warehouse that is now transforming the skyline along the Harlem River at 385 Gerard Avenue, with stripes of Public Storage orange, new roofs and insulated exterior panels. ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Self Storage is Even Easier with Our New Mobile Website

Self Storage is Even Easier with Our New Mobile Website

Our new Public Storage mobile site is specially designed to run twice as fast and be 100 times more awesome. The upgraded site, announced today, makes it easier and faster to find a new self-storage unit in your neighborhood, in the size you want and with the amenities you need. You can also sign in to easily manage your existing account. Make a one-time payment or sign up for recurring withdrawals. Look up your gate code, the address of your storage unit, directions, phone number, hours, photos...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
June 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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Better Living with Self Storage:  The Blog

Better Living with Self Storage: The Blog

There’s something powerful about getting your stuff, or your parents’ stuff, or you kids’ stuff out of the way and into a storage unit.  When everything’s in its place, it frees up space and time to relax and get more done.  At the same time, self storage lets you hold on to what’s important. For some of us it’s about nostalgia, remembering slow dancing at the high school prom in that green strapless dress, or wearing a letterman jacket from swim tea...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
May 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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