Honestly, I’ve never watched the show and this was all new to me. I had heard about people doing it, but didn’t know the ins-and-outs of it. It’s definitely intriguing. I love to flip craigslist or thrift store items, but this sounds like an entirely different ballgame. I would guess, for the amount off time and effort invested, the hourly rate of this side hustle could be pretty low sometimes, depending on your luck. I understand the emotional component as well and, like you, that would probably be enough for me to call it quits. Thanks for sharing your experience, Ty!
I think you’ll have more success retrieving your things if you just stay on top of the facility manager. You might even offer a small ‘finders fee’ (don’t leave money with the facility – offer to pay when you get the items back). I can’t imagine why the auction winner would want to keep personal items like paperwork and photos, but I can see why they’d feel uncomfortable at the thought of meeting you. I’d make it clear that you would just like your personal effects back and don’t want/need to interact with the auction winner. Denver Lockers
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In total, I bought just over a dozen or so units. Never once did I find an antique gun, some rare collection, fine artwork or valuable jewelry.  In one particular unit I thought I’d found some real sterling silverware – that gave me a momentary rush, and it would have been a nice score, but it ended up being a silver plated set, not the real stuff (still, I was able to sell the set on eBay for $100, plus shipping).
I have watched the show and the part about going through others’ stuff kind of creeped me out. But I also see how emotional it could be too – you would need to totally think business. And that would be hard to do! (It’s that people pleasing thing Ty!! It gets us every time!) Great overview of something many of us have never tried! Love it and how honest you are too!
Sort of!! Out front of Union Station there is a van at the corner of Wynkoop & 17th St, that will hold your luggage. I know it sounds odd but it’s totally legit and it lets you walk around (if you have time to kill) without your bag. Sorry I didn’t catch the name on the van (something like Luggage Locker?) This was a Thursday morning when I noticed it, so I’m assuming they are there during normal hours? Denver Lockers

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Terry, there are many storage unit places closer to the airport, but then of course you'd have to rent a car. DIA Self Storage, for example, is less than 10 miles away. You can google map Denver International Airport, then "search nearby" for "self storage units" if you think that's something you might want to do. http://www.coloradoselfstorage.com/
Hey @disqus_KS8tja0YDr:disqus – it’s pretty obvious what lockers came from homes/families, and what lockers were from garages, or businesses. If for some reason I ever got back into this, I’d avoid anything that obviously belonged to a family and focus on the units that were full of tools, camping gear, sports equipment, etc. There would be less of an emotional ride with those lockers, but those are also the units that can go for the most money. Denver Lockers
I’ve seen the show a couple of times, and like most reality TV, I assume much of it is staged. Definitely not a side hustle for me (too much time required), although it’s one of the most interesting I’ve heard of! You have explained the hustle so well in this post, it’ll be a great resource for anyone who’s considering getting into the storage game!
Honestly, I’ve never watched the show and this was all new to me. I had heard about people doing it, but didn’t know the ins-and-outs of it. It’s definitely intriguing. I love to flip craigslist or thrift store items, but this sounds like an entirely different ballgame. I would guess, for the amount off time and effort invested, the hourly rate of this side hustle could be pretty low sometimes, depending on your luck. I understand the emotional component as well and, like you, that would probably be enough for me to call it quits. Thanks for sharing your experience, Ty!

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Don't count on finding this kind of thing. Some silly people put bombs in there. Our Homeland Security people try to head those things off. In Europe, especially GB, you can't even find a trash can on the sidewalks for the same reason. A worker at the train station told us to just throw it on the floor, the people in the green jackets will pick it up. Really. What a world we live in. Denver Lockers
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I have suffered thru that show with friends of mine. It’s totally BS. I have done the same thing by going to auctions and buying tables of estate crap. I made money from surprising items I sold on Ebay. Like a receipt and owners manual for a shotgun bought in the 50’s. Another gold mine was children’s records that I had half of Japan in a bidding war over! I came across drive belts from some out of production aquarium air pump people went nuts for. The thing is take nothing for granted and research everything! Denver Lockers

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Don't count on finding this kind of thing. Some silly people put bombs in there. Our Homeland Security people try to head those things off. In Europe, especially GB, you can't even find a trash can on the sidewalks for the same reason. A worker at the train station told us to just throw it on the floor, the people in the green jackets will pick it up. Really. What a world we live in. Denver Lockers
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Great guide for someone who is interested in this Ty! I watched the show a few times in the past. The drama in it between the bidding parties was often hilarious. My brother did this as a side hustle 15 or so years ago. He found some interesting things but no real treasures. Personally I don’t think I could stomach it emotionally either. Probably my most interesting (to me) side hustle was creating gift baskets for people. I enjoyed putting something unique together in hopes of pleasantly surprising the recipient. Denver Lockers
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I agree with the suggestion about shipping your skis and boots, especially if you are not going to be using them after the Vail portion of your trip. Are you staying in LA for awhile or just making a connection there? If you are staying at a hotel in LA perhaps you could talk to them about having your equipment shipped there and stored as most hotels do have some sort of luggage storage facility. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail often ship supplies to US post offices that are in towns easily accessible to the trail so they don't have to carry everything with them. A lot will depend on your actual itinerary and whether you are stopping over in LA or just making a connection. You'll likely need to do some research and maybe think outside the box. I know it's always much nicer to ski on equipment you are used to but renting might end up being your best bet and the least hassle.

I’ve had a fun time watching the show. Obviously, it’s TV so of course it’s not an accurate representation of what you can actually find in the units. I think it’s fun to flip trash finds and to sell on eBay even though it is time consuming. But I think all it would take is one box of deeply personal items for me to say no thanks to this as a side hustle.

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