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Ahead of the curve or 30 years behind?

Updated: May 5, 2023

by Josh Parker

Self-storge use has seen significant growth over the last 30 years. The average American now uses 8 square feet of storage per person, compared to just 2 square feet per person in 1990.

This increase can be attributed to a number of factors, including the growth of the housing market and the trend towards smaller living spaces, accessibility to facilities with new development happening seemingly everywhere. And don't forget the rise of e-commerce, work-from-home employees, and online shopping has also contributed to the demand for storage space for personal and business use.

Innovation within the industry attracts new customers and makes it easier and faster to rent than ever before. Let's face it, the self-storage world isn't the same now as it was even 5 years ago and with the continued growth of the self-storage industry, it is likely that we will see further innovations in technology and facility design to meet the changing needs of consumers.

At Storage Authority, we use the word Dynamic. It is a dynamic and changing industry, and our systems and platforms- our Dynamic Ease Series- keep our franchisees at the forefront of the market.

If you want to learn more about Storage Authority Franchise Opportunities, you can request a call here

Josh Parker is VP of Technology and Development at Storage Authority. A tech guru with a background in large facility operations and team leadership, Josh is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve success! He can be reached at, by phone at (203) 213-7438, and can also often be seen visiting local coffee shops across Central Connecticut.


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