Congratulations on winning your first storage auction! It’s an undeniably fun and rewarding feeling that marks the beginning of your new venture. But after the auctioneer has named you the winner, you’ll need to begin cleaning it out. So in today’s blog post we’re going to reveal some helpful tips on how to transport goods acquired through storage auction.
Don’t Leave Anything Behind!
Newcomers to the buy-sell storage auction business often assume that it’s OK to pick and choose what they want from a storage unit. For instance, they’ll win a unit at auction, take the items of value and leave behind everything else. While this may seem harmless enough, it can have a devastating impact on your business. Most self-storage facilities have strict rules requiring bidders to clear out ALL items from the unit within 24-48 hours. Failure to abide by this rule could result in your name being blacklisted from future auctions.
Furthermore, many self-storage units share blacklisted names amongst themselves, meaning getting your name blacklisted from one self-storage facility could prevent you from participating in auctions at several facilities.
Bring a Truck or Van
You can’t expect to clean out a storage unit without a large truck or van. The next time you attend a storage auction, pay attention to what the other bidders are driving. You’ll probably notice that most of the seasoned/experienced bidders drive large trucks and vans. There’s a good reason for this: when you come across furniture, televisions, storage crates, or other large items, you’ll need a vehicle that’s large enough to accommodate them. Sure, you can toss small items into the trunk of your car, but you’ll need a truck or van for larger items. For this reason, it’s recommended that you either buy or rent a truck or van for your buy-sell storage auction venture.
Locate The Nearest Dump
Before attending a storage auction, do some research to find where exactly the nearest dump is located. Even if 80% of the unit’s contents are valuable items that you intend to keep and resell, you’ll probably still come across some junk that needs to be tossed. Rather than driving around aimlessly for hours in search of a dump, you can save yourself time and energy by locating one beforehand.