If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.
You've heard about people making money off of abandoned storage units, such as at Guardian Self Storage. Now you want to make some money for yourself. While it's true that you can find some pretty amazing treasures inside abandoned storage units, it's not always as easy as it seems. In fact, it can be a lot of hard work. You shouldn't just head out to storage auctions and start bidding. You'll need to be properly prepared. Take a look at four tips that will help you get off to a good start.
Plan Your Day
Most storage facilities have their sales on the same day. If you plan right, you can attend several auctions in one day. Before you head out though, it's important that you call each storage facility to ensure that the auctions are still scheduled. Tenants who fall behind on their storage payments have the legal right to pay their outstanding bill up until the start of the auction. Calling ahead can help you avoid showing up just to find out that the auction has been cancelled.
Don't Forget Your Cash
There's nothing worse than winning the storage unit you're bidding on and then finding out that the auction is cash only. If you're planning on bidding, be sure to have plenty of cash with you. Most storage auctions are strictly cash transactions and they usually don't have an ATM nearby. If you win the bid and don't have cash, you may end up losing out on the storage unit.
Bow Out Gracefully
Chances are that you're not going to find a fortune in the storage units you're bidding on. So, there's no reason to get involved in a high-priced bidding war with someone who wants the same storage unit. Set a price in your mind. As soon as the bidding goes above that pre-determined limit, bow out gracefully and save your money for the next unit up for auction.
Bring a Truck
If you're lucky enough to have the winning bid, you're going to need to clean out the unit immediately. Most storage facilities won't have loaner trucks, which means you're going to need to have your own transportation readily available. Bring a truck with you. That way you can load up your newly purchased treasures as soon as you win. It's also a good idea to have a storage facility of your own available.
You've decided to bid on abandoned storage units. Before you head out, take the time to get prepared. The tips outlined above will help you avoid complications that can arise.