The fall season officially began on September 23, which means the temperatures will continue to drop as we approach the even colder winter months. If you plan on attending a storage auction (or several) during this time, there are a few things you should know.
You’ll Be Outside
I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you’ll be spending the majority of your time outdoors when attending storage auctions. During the spring and summer, the mild weather offers a comfortable atmosphere. But as fall and winter approach, standing outside for long periods of time can be downright uncomfortable.
Drink a Hot Beverage
There’s no faster way to warm up on a cool fall or winter day than by drinking a cup of coffee. Surprisingly, many self-storage facilities actually offer complimentary coffee at the front desk. When you arrive to attend an auction, check the front office to see whether or not they provide hot beverages such as this.
Dress in Layers
Arguably, one of the most important tips to follow when attending a storage auction during the fall or winter is to dress in layers. Why is this important? Dressing in layers will keep you warm while still allowing you to strip down as the day progresses and you begin to heat up. Storage auctions are often held early in the morning when there’s not many tenants around. This means when you first arrive the temperatures may be brutally cold, but as the sun begins to rise and you are forced to rummage through a storage unit, you may feel the need to remove some of your clothes. This is why I recommend wearing several layers during the fall and winter.
You should always bring a pair of gloves when attending a storage auction, regardless of the season. However, it’s particularly beneficial for fall and winter storage auctions. The cold temperatures can leave your fingers vulnerable to frostbite. Wearing a pair of thick, insulated gloves will keep your hands and fingers warm, protecting them from frostbite.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when attending storage auctions during the fall and winter. Above all else, though, remember to have one and enjoy yourself, because that’s one of the many perks of participating in storage auctions.