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Storage Unit Auction Tips: Telling Junk from Treasure

In 2010, NPR did a story called “Needle in a Crapstack” that was part of a series titled This American Life. The story details how storage unit auctions work and follows a group of storage unit auction “veterans” in Northern California. The speaker informs listeners that there are over 2.35 billion square-feet of self storage units across the United States and puts this number in perspective by stating that every man, woman, and child in the U.S. could collectively stand …

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Storage Unit Auctions: The Not-So Desirable Finds

So, the other day, Chelsea, who works here at StorageUnitAuctionList.com and is an amazing and creative writer, researcher and finder of Far Out Facts, came to me with this piece she had worked on and asked me what I thought. “Whoa!” I hollered. “Everyone needs to read this!!!!! OMG!!!! Amazing!” So, with that being said…Chelsea and her fascinating work, takes over the blog today! Very very Interesting!!! What do YOU think? What really lies behind the doors of storage units…? …

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Natural Born Organizer

I am a natural born organizer!!! Lucky for me, because I am also a natural born collector of things!!!   If I DIDN’T organize all the things that I collect, I would appear on the Dr. Phil Show as someone with deep seated problems or I would go on one of the many Hoarder shows and simply let their people tell my people which plastic box my stuff goes in and then they could all pile it on top of …

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Priced to Sell

I am an extremely Positive Person and I like to think of water glasses half full and that the Sun ALWAYS comes out, BUT… the garage sale season here in North Florida is off to a terribly slow start!!!! Fifteen sales were listed in the Pennysaver for my little town and I planned and mapped out 8 of them.  I got started on Saturday at my usual 11 am time and as I started to work my “route”, sale after sale had been canceled! I …

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The In-Laws are Coming! The In-Laws are Coming!

Maybe it is a little late for those of you above the Mason-Dixon Line, but today’s post is about some of the less-than-often considered benefits of rotating your storage locker contents. Those of you out there that have and, more importantly, maintain a storage unit for your own personal items or inventory from your resell business know that it, too, is an investment. To that end, if you are going to keep up with your rental payments, then you likely …

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don’t THROW it BACK THURSDAY

Here’s another thought on how to get the most bang for your hard-earned buck from your storage unit. You did your research, you snagged the bin you wanted at the auction. Trust your budget, your instinct, and your bidding savvy. Now it’s time to squeeze absolutely every possible dollar out of that investment. Sure, with all the time in the world, you can off-load even more items at your resell business; but, who has all the time in the world?! …

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Trivia [kindasorta] Tuesday [not really]

This week, for Trivia Tuesday, we at Storage Unit Auction List have decided to spoon feed you the answers. We know you have a lot going on out there, so we’ll just jump right in here: What is Storage Unit Auction List doing for you? To say that we are not going anywhere would be an understatement. We are opening up a new Auctioneer Partnership program to throw a bone to the other side of the bidding floor. Here’s some …

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‘Tis (Almost) the Season

Who says you have to wait for the end of December to do right by your community? Certainly not Amazing Spaces Storage Center in Houston, TX. They joined forces with Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) back in 2004 just a few years after the TSSA started to “Make a Difference” in their community. Every year since its inception, members have been asked to join in the holiday spirit and donate a dollar each to the fundraising efforts. All of the …

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Totally Tubular Throwback Thursday

In late January of the New Year, the Self Storage Association is holding their 28th Annual Ski Workshop at the Canyons Resort in Park City, UT. Y’all still have a month for early registration discounts on what sounds like one of the cooler events that has anything remotely to do with the self-storage industry. It’ll be a helluva great networking opportunity as well as offering up some quality yoga and centering/meditation opportunities. The ratio of time on the slopes to …

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Unexpected Scares of Self-Storage

Okay, so it was a few months ago at this point, and here at storageunitauctionlist.com, we would like to consider ourselves on the cusp of all things self-storage related. It may have taken a few weeks to find it, but I caught Woodhaven Production’s Self Storage. Never having been a huge horror film enthusiast—though I try every other month and see if my tastes have (d)evolved at all—, I was able to justify a screening at my place as research. Can’t …

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Is a Hippopotamus Really a Hippopotamus, or a Really Cool Opotamus?

That’s right, everybody, it’s Trivia Tuesday. Get those synapses firing and press your luck for the chance to win one of our highly coveted Storage Unit Auction List coffee mugs. The temp outside is just going to keep dropping wherever you are out there, so let us know what you think the answer is and get yourself the proper coffee-and/or-hot-chocolate-carrying device. Hold the phone—there’s more to today’s riddle than the query above. First, some suspenseful buildup. The rapid expansion of …

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Storage Unit Auction Hunters, Come on Down!

It’s Throwback Thursday, once again, and I was thinking about the evolution of day time game shows. I know for me, I may have exaggerated just how under the weather I was back in elementary school simply to catch The Price is Right around 11am. Even at 11 years old, I was always testing out new techniques to raise the mercury in that thermometer a few extra degrees or get my hands nice and clammy. Thanks, Ferris Bueller. Nowadays, scoping …

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Online Storage Auctions the Wave of the Future?

Online storage auctions may be the wave of the future for the storage auction industry. There are many potential benefits to holding auctions online for facilities, and there is a convenience factor for storage hunters with busy schedules. However, some people have questions about how the process would differ from traditional storage auctions, and there are many different factors to consider in relation to online storage auctions. Storage Unit Auction List is interested in hearing your thoughts on the topic.  …

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Hit The Books – Auction Item Research Challenge!

CONTEST OVERVIEW: Every item won at a storage unit auction has a life all its own and a distinct story. In many instances, it can seem amazing that these items were abandoned in storage units due to their value and rich history.  Even items that are seemingly less impressive can often hold surprising value when the right buyer is found. For this reason, the importance of researching items before selling them cannot be overlooked! The research process can be time …

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Announcing New Storage Auction Starter Kit!

Storage unit auction inventory sourcing can be a lucrative business if you’re an informed bidder who has years of experience and connections. As a new buyer, it can be overwhelming to attend your first auction and you may be not know how to bid, what to do with what you’ve won, and how to build a successful long term business. Anyone can get lucky and make money at their first auction, but unless you sell wisely, and have a system in place …

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Get Started With Storage Unit Auction List

Maybe you’ve seen Storage Wars or Auction Hunters and thought that attending auctions looks like fun and worth a try to make some quick money. Maybe you own a consignment store or have an online storefront. and have decided to try storage auctions as a means of sourcing new inventory inexpensively. Maybe a family member or friend simply dragged you out of bed on a Saturday morning to help them haul away trash from a unit they’d won and you …

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Stay Cool and Catch Up On What You’ve Missed!

As a storage auction hunter, you know that this business requires tons of energy, a self starter attitude, and the ability to get the job done when it comes to purchasing and emptying the storage units you’ve won during storage auctions. This time of year can be brutal in this business. The heat can make the most basic components of the job seem like impossible tasks.  We recommend getting started early in the day to get the jump on both …

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Weekly Webinar Topic: 7 Pieces of Tenant Data To Collect Before Bidding

How Do The Pros Gather Intel? At many auctions, professional auction hunters regularly show up with a cache of knowledge and information in their back pocket that allows them to place their bids with confidence. Have you ever found yourself wondering just how they seem to know so much? There are a variety of ways to gather research that will help you in piecing together the puzzle of who the tenant is, and what if any types of valuable merchandise …

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Find Out Who Won The SUAL Testimonial Contest Now!

Testimonial Contest Winners We had an overwhelming response to our latest contest! Thanks to everybody who took time to participate and to send us feedback! Continue to keep a lookout on the site for new features based on all the information we were able to gather, and for future contests! But now what you’re all excited to find out? Who won the competition and who will receive a free Storage Unit Auction List t-shirt that they can sport at their …

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Stay Plugged In To What’s Happening At Storage Unit Auction List!

We have so much happening at Storage Unit Auction List that we want to make sure we’re keeping you plugged in and up to speed on all the action! Read on to find out everything we’ve got got on this week! Weekly Webinar The best auction hunter is an informed auction hunter! This week’s webinar will give you basic information on over 20 periods of furniture and their distinctive characteristics. Next time you’re at an auction, the shutters go up, …

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Thank You For Participating In The Testimonial Survey Contest!

Thank you to everybody who participated in our Storage Unit Auction List Testimonial Contest! We were overwhelmed with how many of you took the time to participate and provide us with your valuable insight and kind words. There were so many submissions that we’re going to have a difficult time picking the winners! The contest is now closed for submissions, but we’re going to need some time to choose our winners, so we’ll be announcing the winners via the blog …

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Keeping Up With Storage Unit Auction List!

Testimonial Survey Contest We love hearing what you have to say! And just to show you that we’re serious about this claim, we’re launching a new contest that is only open to our current subscribers! Fill out the short survey to let us know what you love about Storage Unit Auction List and what new features you’d like to see added to the site. We’ll be choosing five winners based on their testimonials. The contest is open until June 10th. …

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Storage Unit Auction List Updates and Reminders

Hi everybody, there is currently a lot going on at Storage Unit Auction List and we want to make sure you’re in the loop on everything! Contest Last week we announced our new Testimonial Contest. We are seeking new testimonials for storageunitauctionlist.com and we want you involved in the process! Fill out the short survey to let us know what you love about Storage Unit Auction List and what new features you’d like to see added to the site. We’ll …

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Enter Testimonial Contest Now!

We love hearing what you have to say! And just to show you that we’re serious about this claim, we’re launching a new contest that is only open to our current subscribers! Fill out the short survey to let us know what you love about Storage Unit Auction List and what new features you’d like to see added to the site. We’ll be choosing five winners based on their testimonials. The contest is open until June 10th. Visit the link …

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Storage Unit Auction List Announces New Partnership with Storage Battles!

We at StorageUnitAuctionList.com are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking new storage auction partnership with StorageBattles.com.  The partnership between the two companies will allow our subscribers to view an integrated list of online only storage auctions from StorageBattles.com throughout the United States alongside all the auction information we already provide. I spoke with Ryan Beierlein,Vice President of Operations, on the topic, and he was enthusiastic about the benefits of this partnership for our subscriber base, “Our goal at Storage Unit Auction List …

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Weekly Webinar Recap!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the live recording of this week’s webinar! We discussed how to spot various auction participants, including the collectors and gamblers, how to choose your bidding strategy and how to keep yourself in the green and a few helpful tips and hints for determining the value of of a storage unit. We hoped if you are new to the world of auction hunting that you learned a lot and that if you …

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Weekly Webinar Topic:Discovering the Competition, Developing Bidding Strategies, & Determining Unit Worth

So far, the webinars have been a huge success! In our debut webinar, I teamed up with Ryan Beierlein, Vice President of Operations to review Storage Unit Auction List Features and Tools and how to best use these for finding auctions and improving your resale business. Last week, Sarah Swan, our Operations Manager took a turn in the big black webinar recording swivel chair and we brought you information on auction basics. We covered information for new comers such as …

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Week 2: Weekly Webinar Recap

We want to thank everybody for attending Decoded: Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options. We had a huge turnout and loved getting to answer your questions, and we always enjoy the chance to get to know each and every one of you better. It was great to get your feedback on the event as well! We hope that the webinar was helpful and provided you useful information! This particular webinar was geared towards auction …

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Don’t Forget to Attend Today’s Webinar, Decoded: Storage Auction Basics, Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options!

We just wanted to remind you that today Storage Unit Auction List is hosting their second live webinar titled Decoded: Storage Auction Basics, Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options! We’ll review different types of auctions, various auction terminology, and review the items that you should never leave home without on the day of an auction! This webinar is a great starting point for new auction attendees who need a bit of information to get …

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Watch the Storage Unit Auction List 101 Webinar Now!

On Wednesday, we held our first ever Storage Unit Auction List webinar. The webinar was a lot of fun to host, and we had some great questions from our participants. We loved hearing from all of you and can’t wait to do it again! Wednesday’s webinar focused on giving new users a tour of the various features and functions of the site, and is a great refresher for long time subscribers as well! We reviewed auction alerts, how to subscribe …

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Storage Unit Auction List 101 Webinar Today!

Don’t Forget that Today, (May 8th)  from 2-3 PM Eastern Standard Time is the first ever Storage Unit Auction List Webinar!   This week’s webinar is titled Storage Unit Auction List 101. We hope that new subscribers can join us as we walk through the basics of the site, including how to best utilize Auction Maps, Alerts, and more. We’ll also give you a behind the scenes, sneak peek at exactly how we’re able to bring your so much data …

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Storage Unit Auction List Presents Free Webinar Wednesdays!

In honor of our first annual Customer Appreciation Month, we’ve decided to begin offering free webinars each and every Wednesday, from 2 PM-3 PM Eastern Standard Time, beginning this week and currently scheduled through October! Webinars will be hosted by a rotating roster of our staff members from week to week! We hope to: Answer any and all questions or concerns you have regarding your subscription. Review StorageUnitAuctionList.com tools and features and how these can be used to help grow your …

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Check Your Emails Now For Customer Appreciation Month Coupon Codes!

To kick off our first ever inaugural customer appreciation month, we are starting things out right! We’re offering our current subscribers an additional 25% off coupon to subscribe to a new state of their choice. This is a great way to expand your territory and grow your business! If you’ve created a StorageUnitAuctionList.com account, but aren’t currently subscribed with us, we’ve sent you a 10% discount coupon. We are gauranteeing that we have more verified auctions than other sites or …

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May is Customer Appreciation Month at Storage Unit Auction List!

At Storage Unit Auction List, we are dedicated to helping our subscribers find the most auctions, win more storage lockers and make more money!  We are constantly working to bring you the most up to date and expansive storage auction information, and we have spent the first four months of 2013 getting your feedback and listening to your input on how we can build an even better Storage Unit Auction List with new features. We think that our results so …

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Getting To Know Us…

As a high schooler, I was a bit of a theater nerd. Not only was I on the Speech and Debate team, but I participated in my school’s semi-annual Fall and Spring theater productions. Sometimes these included musical theater extravaganzas. Being as how I can’t sing or for that matter, dance a lick, I sort of just stood in the background and mouthed the words and swayed awkwardly from side to the side and actively willed myself not to fall …

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Anouncing New Contest: Show Us Your Stuff

We asked you what you wanted to see more of here on the blog, and the answer was more contests! Here at Storage Unit Auction List, we live to please. We love hearing from you and getting your feedback, and we agree that it has been far to long since the last contest! Which is why we’re excited to announce a new contest! The theme of the contest: Show Us Your Stuff! In our last contest, we asked you to …

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