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About Amy Lake

Amy Lake has been blogging for Storage Unit Auction List since the beginning of 2014 - but that is not where her love for art, "junking," and acquiring (and sometimes refurbishing and/or reselling) items found at auctions began! Not by any stretch of the imagination! Amy is a self-proclaimed Junker-Collector-Antique Hunter-Auction Seeker-Craft maker-Artist-Decorator-and an all-around Humorous Person and has been practicing most of these things since near-infancy. These qualities naturally make her blogs fun, unique, and helpful. Amy believes that art is a way of life and after many successful years as a writer, painter, actress, and seamstress, Amy has taken (quite naturally I would say) to blogging! Stay tuned into Amy's adventures for tips and tools of the auction industry, great finds, DIY projects or even terrible mistakes!

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Tires So often I speak to people who attend storage unit auctions, and their number one complaint is that they end up with Stuff that they have to throw away!!! Well, my point of view is that you are bidding …

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Duct Tape   When I went off to college, I left my family home with a suitcase and a trunk.  In those days, we didn’t know who our roommate was and we didn’t have Décor selections at every store far …

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In my last Blog, I told the story of my friend Evelyn whose mother had moved in with she and her Husband.  Everyone was happy and things were going well.  But, a bit later, Evelyn’s adult son found himself in …

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This weekend I went out and did a little shopping. The stores were PACKED with Back To School Shoppers! I miss those days!!! New notebooks, fresh pencils and the hopes for a Successful New Year!! I ran into a friend …

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I have a drawer filled with plastic spoons and other plastic Utensils! If you eat any Takout or Pick up food at all, then you have Plastic Utensils too! They come inside the Big plastic bag, wrapped in a Small …

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