For some people, bidding at storage auctions is a how they make a living, while for others, it is simply a pastime. The thrill of winning an auction and going through the unit’s contents is what makes this hobby/profession so exciting, not to mention addicting. Whether you are a professional storage hunter or a novice, it’s all about finding the auctions.
If you consider the vast number of self storage facilities around the country, you can almost count on there being an auction on most days of the week. The key is finding where these auctions are taking place. Most storage auctions are posted in the local newspapers, but what if you don’t get the paper? Well thanks to the internet, there are online directories to help treasure hunters find their next jackpot! StorageTreasures is an online self storage auction locator and information portal, and Stor-All is proud to be partners with StorageTreasures. This highly analytical and expansive database covers about 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States and Canada. This is a great tool for self storage companies, allowing them to advertise their upcoming auctions online. Once you go to the StorageTreasures website, all you do is search for auctions by location, preferably by zip code so you can do a mile radius search. After entering the necessary data, StorageTreasures will generate results matching your search criteria. Upon receiving your search results, you can register for the auction online.
All storage auction hunters should contact the self storage facility, or check the StorageTreasures website, the day before or day of the auction just to make sure that auction is still being held since it’s very common to have last minute payments on a unit, canceling that unit’s scheduled auction.
Here are some important tips to keep in mind if you plan on attending a storage auction at Stor-All Storage.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in.
- You must show your ID.
- We only accept payments in cash.
- Bring a flashlight to see inside the unit(s).
- You have 24-48 hours to vacate the unit after winning the auction.