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!

I’ve definitely seen the show you’re talking about, but I honestly thought that it was just a gimmick for the show. I had no idea that these auctions actually happen, and that people could do that on their own. It does seem like it would be a good side hustle, and I have definitely been looking for something to make some extra money on the side. I’ll have to look into this a bit more closely to see how viable it would be for me. I’ll definitely keep in mind that not all units will have something super valuable in them, too.

Hi. Nice article. Im curious about details regarding actions taken after a storage unit is bought. Lets say I win the auction and now have a storage unit full of stuff. Maybe I find a macbook and some disney toys and I want to keep them to sell. But maybe theres also some old mattresses or a giant old wardrobe in the unit that I personally dont fine any value in, because these items are large and heavy. What happens if I take the items I like (eg. the macbook and toys) and leave the items I dont want (like the old mattresses).
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'm sooooooooo looking forward to again watching the weepy faces on msnbc on election night. Maybe they'll even have Rob Reiner on...wiping away tears. :-DI wonder if anyone will again make their stupid little threats of leaving the country if Uncle Donny is elected? People like:Ruth Bader Ginsburg (bout time for her to retire anyway)CherSammy L. JacksonAl SharptonAmy SchumerMiley CyrusWhoopi GoldbergBarbra StreisandGeorge LopezSpike LeeNeve CampbellOmari HardwickBryan CranstonLena DunhamChloe SevignyEddie GriffinHow many actually followed through with their little threat? Zero.Not that the U.S.A. would miss any of them anyway...
Wow! I had no idea that you could buy abandoned storage units at auctions. I think that would be a super amazing to see all the surprises you get. My friend is collector of many items, so I think he’d love to buy an old storage unit and sell the unwanted items. It sounds like it could make him a little extra money. I’ll totally share this article with him!

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Here’s an idea. Buy a unit for less than 400 bucks, look through the stuff, find out who owns it, call the owner and ask if they want their stuff back for what you bought it for plus 100. They have to have cash and be willing to have you unload it somewhere within the next 48 hours. Easy profit! Im guessing these people would owe a thousand for the storage, so to buy back their stuff for half that might be appealing? Thoughts? Lockers Denver Colorado
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
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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Pictures capture moments and memories that you may have a hard time recalling as you grow older. In any event if I was to fall on hard times and not be able to pay my storage bill and my precious photos were sold off to some one i know I would pay the buyer whatever it took to get them back! Buying and selling storage units alone may put some money in your pockets – true -but the real side hustle is the profit you can make off of the priceless items that cannot be replaced like your baby photos and videos of your babies first steps or their first words or first Christmas even —- I’m sure with in all of that stuff in the unit, there has to be an envelope with the owners name and address on it . All you would need to do then was google the contact info . And send the past owner an email with a couple pics you rounded up in the unit and tell them what you paid and if they wanted to recover any of their precious belongings they would need to pay them according to the way u made out after the transaction was complete, so if u paid $100 for the unit and you sold enough misc. items out of it to make $50 cash back , then I would tell them $50 for the priceless items and photos . So you will at least come out even. Who knows maybe there is a wedding dress worth $1000 in there —— I’d probably sell that right off — but no matter what I’d definately make something off of the priceless sentimental stuff ——because if It were me I don’t care what I’d have to pay to get back my precious photos and videos and stuff I would go get a loan if need be. People can make a lot of money on the things that they were gonna end up chunking in the trash pile. Only have to google for a few minutes and put in very little effort and get that contact info you need and get paid.

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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!

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