What makes working at StorPlace Self Storage meaningful? Well that is a great question! I’d have to answer: if someone would have told me 5 years ago, that I am going to be leaving Denver Colorado , retiring early from the state government, move back home to Bowling Green, Kentucky and work at a storage facility, I would have answered.. Dude?! Are you crazy?!
But here I am and there you have it! I love it. Working with StorPlace Self Storage has provided me insight on how efficient businesses are operated. Running a storage facility is unique, as it has different stories and dramas almost daily. The day-to-day operation is perfected to make all interactions streamlined.
Folks come into our store in Bowling Green as if we have a sign that says “no matter the question we have an answer”. Mind blowing sometimes! I must admit before working at Store Place Self Storage, I never gave storage facilities a second thought. If they looked nice and were cheap enough I used them. I never realized the wealth of knowledge you could find at a self storage facility!
I had a lady come in a few days before Halloween, she started pulling bubble wrap off the shelf. I approached her and asked what was she wrapping? She said I’m not wrapping anything, but here is my dilemma. She showed me a picture on her phone of a centerpiece on a table, which was a “stuffed looking man” on the table, with his “guts” exposed. The guts were aluminum pans filled with sausage dogs and beans (looked like his intestines,) and beets in a pan, to look like his heart. It was very creative! This lady however was trying to figure out how to stuff the arms of the shirt. We decided on how to best approach this was bubble wrap and rolls of paper towel & toilet paper. She was so happy with the idea, that she gave me a hug before she left!
Yesterday, we had another lady come in and said, “I need to make 8 pairs of angel wings, how do I draw them and how many boxes do I need?” We didn’t bat an eye; we drew her out an angel wing pattern and told her how to cut them out! Sold her several small mirror boxes and suggested aluminum foil for flare! She is sending us pictures once she has them all done!
It’s the little things that make this job fun, its making someone’s day with a simple suggestion! It’s caring enough to listen, and then doing your best to make life easier for them.
There is so much more to StorPlace Self Storage then renting out units! And that’s why I love what I do! Plus! It’s fun.