Almost everyone knows what happens when a person forgets to pay his or her storage fees thanks to Storage Wars and the two other storage auction T.V. shows, Auction Hunters and Storage Hunters. But for those who don’t like reality-shows, here are the basics …
- You rent a storage unit.
- You stop paying your storage fees.
- You get a notice warning you that the contents of your storage unit will be auctioned off if you don’t pay your outstanding fees.
- You still don’t pay.
- The contents of your storage unit becomes the property of the storage company, who then puts it up for auction in order to resolve the outstanding payments and empty the unit so it is available for a new customer.
- The auction is scheduled and potential buyers show up to bid, but here’s the catch … they can’t actually walk into the unit. They can only bid on what they see.
- Highest bidder wins all and hopes that they find something of value in the sometimes floor to ceiling pile of “junk.”
And that is the premise of these storage auction T.V. shows. It’s like a modern-world treasure hunt! You don’t usually have a map, but, like the treasure hunts of old, you never know whether there will be treasure at the end of it all.
You Don’t Have to Stop Paying Fees to Go on a Treasure Hunt
Many people think that a self-storage unit is just for putting stuff in and leaving it there for weeks, months, or years. You may pull something out or put something else in occasionally, but that’s about it, right? Nope!
You can put on your own version of Storage Wars and “auction” off your storage unit or specific items to friends and family. You can have an old-fashioned treasure hunt for your kids with a map and an X that marks the spot (but you’ll have to know where everything is in the storage unit to actually make the map). Maybe it can be one of your stops on Halloween with it decked out in spookiness and having secret stashes of candy.
A storage unit is there for your convenience but there’s no reason why you can’t have a little fun with it too … within reason of course.
Ask Us About Our Storage Units!
If a self-storage unit will make your life easier, we’d love to help. Call STORBOX today at (626) 793-9888 to find out if we have what you need to help your move or de-cluttering go as smoothly as possible.