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 plan for how you pick storage unit auctions to attend. During the Summer months, you may have tried to attend early morning storage auctions to beat the heat. With the temperatures starting to drop, you may find yourself seeking storage unit auctions that start after the sun comes up and things warm up a bit to be comfortable.

Remember to dress for success and wear items that keep you warm and are comfortable and still allow you to easily pack and transport large pieces of furniture and other heavy items . Start the day right with a good, warm cup of coffee to get you started and bring it with you in an on the go travel mug that will stay warm. The colder you get and the more your body has to work to keep up with your busy day, the harder your body has to work and the quicker you'll get tired out.

Remember that the days are shorter and you have less light to get done the job of cleaning out a storage unit after you've won an auction. Be as efficient as possible as you work your way through the storage unit. Bring boxes to sort items, but don't get stuck on sorting every last piece specifically. Many storage units do not include electricity and you don't want to get stuck trying to sort and load items in the dark. It makes the task much harder and will take you much longer than necessary. Instead, quickly sort items and get them loaded into your car or truck. Once you've reached the location where you store the items, you can always complete a more thorough categorization and sorting process when it more convenient for you.

You will also want to ensure that your own storage space has been properly prepared for colder months. Depending on where you store your items, you may want to choose an indoor facility with heat or if you store the items in your own home or garage, you'll want to start making preparations now for winter. You may need to add insulation and you'll need to ensure that all your merchandise is protected from rain and water damage. Repair that leak in the roof now before the weather gets really chilly and your items start to get damaged from snow and ice.

These are just a few tips to get you started, but we'd love to hear your ideas as well! Comment below to give us your advice!, a member of the Self Storage Association, provides our customers with a comprehensive auction list in multiple auction formats for all 50 states and over 51,000 facilities. Subscribers can review over 10,000 auctions each month through their personal dashboard making storage auctions easy to find whether you're treasure hunting for fun or running a profitable business.

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