Did you know these things about self-storage?

*Origin: Self-storage facilities, as we know them today, originated in Texas in the 1960s.

*The United States has an abundance of self-storage facilities compared to other countries. It’s estimated that there are more than 50,000 storage facilities in the U.S., which is roughly 9 times the number of Starbucks locations.

*Self-storage facilities have been featured in various movies and TV shows. Notable mentions include “Storage Wars,” a reality TV series where individuals bid on abandoned storage units, and movies like “The Bank Job” and “The Sixth Sense” that have scenes taking place in storage facilities.

*The self-storage industry has experienced substantial growth over the past few decades. It’s estimated that around 10% of U.S. households rent a storage unit.

*While the United States is a major player in the self-storage industry, it’s a growing trend globally.

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