Archive for August 2011

8-24-2011 Really? Mid MO Weather is Crazy

So the State Fair has come and gone and we enjoyed some of the best Fair weather we have had in years – high temperatures in the 80’s, nights pleasant. Yet, now we are back to triple digit temperatures today. This is why climate controlled storage rocks. I say it all of the time on this site, but it is true: If you have possessions that are important to you and that you want to preserve in their current condition, you MUST look into climate controlled storage for them.

8-14-2011 MO State Fair in Sedalia Means Hot Weather

Normally, when the Missouri State Fair comes to town, Sedalians can count on the weather turning off nasty hot. This year, however, the weather has cooled for the Fair. Bast Storage hopes everyone has a fun and safe time at the Fair. Come see us after the Fair and find that perfect storage room for your cherished possessions. We will be waiting and one of our friendly staff members will show you around the facilities. The heat is not gone for good, and it is exactly these changes in temperature that make climate controlled storage all the more necessary.

8-8-2011 Missouri Self Storage Owners Association Meeting

After some encouragement from a friend who is much bigger in the storage business than are we (at least for now!), we joined the MSSOA organization. Last week was their annual convention. I debated with myself as to my willingness to find the time to attend the meetings. Just did not know if it would be worth it. Man, did they put that doubt away early and often. I met a ton of folks who are professionals at running their storage businesses and they openly shared their ideas of how to make storage facilities better. Tron Jordheim was the main speaker on day one, and I came away with 4 pages of ideas on how to make Bast Storage better. Crazy good meetings with storage businesspeople (some climate controlled, most not) who really understand this industry. Now I need to get busy improving Bast Storage.

8-01-2011 The Heat of Sedalia, MO

Are you kidding me?! I really like warm weather, but this is ridiculous! The outside temperature has been over 100 degrees in west central Missouri almost every day for the past two weeks. I know our energy bill is going to be high, but we are not wavering at Bast Storage. We are keeping these storage rooms cool and that is that. The beauty of doing that is that we are truly controlling the humidity inside the units and that is what saves the day. Come check us out. You might want to stay.