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What You Should Know About Self-Storage Units

Do you struggle to find unused space in your home to store your belongings? Even if you have a garage, basement, and several spare bedrooms, you may still find yourself in this position at some point in time. It’s frustrating when this happens, but thankfully there’s a quick and easy solution available in the form of self-storage. Self-storage facilities rent units to individuals and businesses in need of additional storage space. This is usually done on a month-to-month basis, with …

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Storage Units for All

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 a life-changing situation and he too moved in with his young son (Evelyn’s grandson) in tow. I called Evelyn today and asked her how things were panning out.  She was so happy and excited!!  “We rented a storage unit!” She …

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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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Avoid Nightmare Storage Units

Halloween is tomorrow! How did that happen and where did the rest of October go? While children wait all year long to go out searching for treats door to door, as a storage auction hunter you regularly go trick or treating, going door to door at each storage auction, waiting for the door to open and anticipating how much loot you’ll walk away with. Each storage unit auction you attend is a toss up. Some units contain your favorite treats, …

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Kill Them With Kindness…Dealing With Previous Tenants

At Storage Unit Auction List, we hear the same worry and/or complaint from storage auction hunters and resellers. They often wonder what they should do regarding previous tenants and returning personal paperwork and mementos to these buyers. From critics of the storage unit auction industry, we often hear complaints about the basics of the business. They wonder, rather vocally, how others can make a profit from the misfortune of others. From others who are considering getting into the industry, we …

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5 Tips for Inspecting a Unit

In Monday’s blog, we answered the question, is all fair in love, war, and storage unit auction? The answer is, for the most part, yes. Part of any good storage auction is a healthy bidding approach and trying to get the competitive edge over the other guy. The one exception to the rule and one way that storage unit auctions should never be unfair, is in the security of the storage unit prior to the auction. This is important both …

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All is Fair in Love, War, and Storage Unit Auction?

That’s how the old saying goes right? If not, then consider it revised as of this minute. A large part of the thrill of attending storage auctions comes from the bidding process and unearthing unforeseen treasure after winning a storage unit that you fought for. There is a satisfaction in knowing that you were right and that the storage unit was worth the hard work and energy, and even more a reward when you are then able to sell the …

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Benefits of Online Storage Auctions

Online Storage Auctions are quickly becoming an industry standard. When you begin to look at the benefits, it isn’t hard to see why many facilities have started to hold their storage auctions online and why many people have become interested in “attending” storage auctions online as well. So what is an online auction and what are the benefits? Online Storage Auctions Online Storage Auctions are exactly what they sound like. Storage facilities all over the country are picking up on …

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Find Cash in Unexpected Places

As a storage auction hunter, you spend most of your time visiting the ATM closest the the self storage facility to grab cash before the storage unit auction. You need cash to bid on the storage unit, and you need enough money to cover any additional fees. Deposit Fees Fees will normally include a cleaning deposit fee, to ensure that you completely clean out the unit that you’ve won, within the 24-48 hour window of time, as determined by the …

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DIY Chair Restoration in 5 Simple Steps

As a storage auction hunter, you have to have many skills. You have to be perceptive to bid, you have to be able to turn yourself into a sales person following the auction, and you have to have many other skill sets to have long lasting success, such as organizational skills. You have to have a DIY attitude when it comes to your business, and this includes finding damaged furniture in storage units and prepping it for resale. Luckily, some …

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Storage Auction Entertains The Masses

Early forms of self storage date back thousands of years to the ancient Chinese, who used to store their items in underground vaults. Self storage as we know it today started in the western parts of the country in the mid 20th century. The business model really started to pick up steam in the 1960s and 1970s and soon, self storage facilities were all over the landscape. For decades, dedicated buyers have been waking up early to attend auctions and …

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Trash or Treasure?

As a storage auction hunter, you will regularly come across items in storage units that you’re not familiar with. When you are busy trying to quickly sort everything at a self storage facility, it may be easy to overlook valuable items and to mistake these for trash. Some items are obviously trash. These items should be disposed of. Don’t waste your time sifting through bags of garbage. It’s a dirty job and won’t you much of a return on investment. …

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5 Tips For Using Pinterest to Boost Your Resale Business

Pinterest is a magical place of inspiration. You can build your dream home, window shop the world over, plan out your next DIY Project, or Plan the Perfect Wedding. It is very easy to get sucked up into all the images and you can spend hours pinning the day away without even realizing it. Seriously, once, I started searching for storage auctions, and somehow ended up spending hours looking at unique homes, you know, ones that are built to look …

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Exclusive Preview of the 2013-2014 Storage Auction Valuation BlueBook

At Storage Unit Auction List, we provide subscribers with the largest list of storage auction data online. We offer thousands of auctions each month, and offer affordable, flexible, and customizable subscription plans that let you choose how much auction data you’d like to receive, the number of miles you’re willing to travel and the amount you wish to pay each month. Did you also know that Storage Unit Auction List has created a handbook to help you out? The Complete …

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3 Tips For Riding the Storage Auction Hunting Ferris Wheel to the Top

This time of year is synonymous with a few things; the leaves changing and falling, the smell of fall is in the air and the days get shorter, Halloween is just around the corner, Starbucks offers their limited edition Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Fall Carnivals start popping up around the country.  Carnivals have always held a certain thrill. The cotton candy and all the friend food, the neon lights, the music, the rides, and all those games and stuffed animals are …

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Turning Would Be Donations Into Spooktacular Halloween Costumes

Who doesn’t love Halloween? This time of year, most of us are gearing up for Halloween. If we haven’t already decided what to be, we’re busy surfing Pinterest for clever ideas. Some of us have spent months working on our outfit ideas and painstakingly sewing them by hand. Often, the winning costume at any Halloween Party event are those that are the most unique and inventive. As a storage auction hunter, you’re in luck, this time of year is your …

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Three S’s of Storage Auction Merchandise Organization

Let’s begin at the beginning. As a storage auction hunter, you regularly attend storage unit auctions and consistently win. This is the good news. However, you end up with items in almost every category, shape, size, and purpose under the sun. So now what do you do with all this stuff? There are three S’s to consider as you begin the process of deciding what to do that will help keep you organized. After all, you want to end up …

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Rare and Valuable Cars Found In Storage Units

What’s the one item that every storage auction hunter hopes to win at auction? If you guessed mattresses, you’re incorrect. But nobody goes home empty handed, so you’re departing with this lovely parting gift: a year’s supply of turtle wax! If you guessed a car, congratulations!!! You get to leave with the satisfaction that you guessed correctly… and a year’s supply of turtle wax! Everybody’s a winner at StorageUnitAuctionList. But in all seriousness, finding a car in storage unit auctions is part …

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How to Prepare Your Storage Auction Hunting Business for the Change of Seasons

How Weather Changes Affect Your Storage Auction Resale Business Fall is officially in the air. The days are getting shorter and cooler, and the leaves are starting to change. With that in mind, it’s time to start preparing yourself and your storage auction hunting and resale business for this time of the year. Below, we’ve included information on how to prepare yourself for the shift in seasons.  To begin with, you many find that the inclement weather changes the game …

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Bright Ideas To Being A Successful Storage Auction Hunter

Focus on The Basics of Storage Auction Hunting As a new storage auction buyer, there are three key components to implement to make your business successful for the long haul. Attending storage auctions and getting lucky once or twice can be a great jump start to your new inventory sourcing business, but without focusing on making connections and sales, staying organized, and quickly finding auctions your success could be short lived. Knowledge is Power As a new buyer, you may …

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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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An Inside Look at Storage Auctions, From Rookie Auction Hunter Jack Walsh

There are many ways for someone to get started in the storage auction hunting business. Some people have been in the business for years full time. Some may have gotten the bug from watching Storage Wars in the past few years and decided to give the business a try, prepping excitedly before their first auction, imagining how their experience will vary in comparison to the show. Some people start out by trying to find auctions themselves, while others subscribe to …

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Easy As ABC’s…Part 4

Today, we’re wrapping up Back to School With SUAL. You can use all the phrases and information to kick start your Storage Unit Auction Resale Business today! rban: As a rule of thumb, auctions in urban areas are usually more profitable than auctions in rural areas. Urban areas tend to have more wealth, and more people who own the wealth. Don’t count out rural auctions completely, however! There could be treasure hiding behind every door…part of your success comes from research, …

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3 Summer Networking Tips

Networking Barbeque and/or Pool Party! What’s better on a hot day than jumping into the pool for a dip or enjoying a hot dog fresh off the grill? Almost nothing. As you build your storage auction resale business network, it will be important for you to get to know the other buyers and sellers at storage auctions that you regularly attend. People like to sell to and from people that they like. You can use these contacts to build a …

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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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Register For A Free Preview of the Storage Treasures Pro Training Program!

Weekly Webinar We’ve partnered with Storage Treasures to bring our customers the best possible value on the Storage Treasures Pro Training Program. In this week’s webinar, we’ll be streaming a free preview of some of the content included in the program to train you like a pro! This program includes: Exclusive content directly from Dan and Laura Dotson, as seen on Storage Wars Tips and Tricks on how to bid, win and profit like the pro’s! Over 40 hours of never-before-available footage …

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