5 Tips for Self-Storage Unit Auctions

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Self-storage unit auctions are hot.

Not only can they be a lot of fun, they can also net you items that you can sell for profit. But because you don’t have a chance to see what’s inside storage boxes and containers before you bid, you also take a chance that you may walk away with things that are useless.

If you are in storage unit auction newbie, here are some tips to help you be a success at the next time you bid:

 1. Do your homework

Gather enough information about the specific unit before the auction begins. Make an educated guess that the contents of the boxes by looking at the area in which the unit is situated. Storage units in high-income areas tend to yield much better finds.

2. Watch what you bid on

Try to take a look at the type of packaging the unit items are in.  Some boxes might be labeled and others might have brand names. Or the boxes might have been packed by professional movers. All of these clues can help you decide whether or not a bid is worth your while.

3. Be conservative with your money

Remember that professional storage auction buyers are always ready to walk away when the price gets too high. Decide beforehand how much you’re willing to spend on a unit and don’t go over that amount.

4. Don’t compete with auction regulars

These individuals know exactly what they’re doing.  Some of the more competitive ones may try to lead you to bid high on worthless units just to discourage you from continuing on. Set a budget and work at your own pace to let yourself get a feel for the process.

5. Plan ahead

The storage facility will expect you to have the unit cleared out and swept clean in as little as 48 hours. Have space where you can sort everything out and make sure you have a way to transport everything.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking to store items rather than bid on them in auctions, then Lone Star Self-Storage has the solution for you. We have units in five different sizes to meet your every need. And our contracts are month-to-month so there is no commitment. Your belongings are important to you, so why put them the best and safest storage facility in Austin? Contact us today!

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