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Winning at Storage Auctions

Have you seen the storage auctions shows on television? Guessing what’s hiding inside, the competition, the bidding it all looks exciting and so much fun. So are you ready to take the plunge?
First step is to find an auction in your area. Here, at StoreRight Self Storage in Brooksville, we generally hold an auction monthly, usually the last Tuesday of the month but this subject to change. Call or stop by ahead of time to make sure. You can also search online for auctions in your area. Then, having found an auction, call the facility to check their rules and regulations. Some facilities require bidders to register before the auction begins. Plan to arrive about a half an hour before the start time.
Before you go to the auction, set a budget. Know what you are willing to spend. Remember this is a gamble, there are no guarantees that you will be able to resell the contents for a profit. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the bidding so if your not self disciplined, you might want to bring along a friend to reign you in. You should also do some research on what second hand pieces sell for . This will help you set a realistic bidding ceiling once the action starts.
On the day of the auction, you will need to bring cash. Most storage auctions are cash only and you may also be required to leave a cleaning deposit. You might also want to bring a flashlight. When the units are opened, you will only have a few minutes to look at the contents, from outside the unit, and a flashlight might help you see those back corners and any treasures hiding there.

You’ll want to bring a truck or trailer, gloves, trash bags and dressing for success at a storage auction means work clothes. You generally have only a short period of time to empty and clean the unit so be prepared to spend some time sorting through what to sell, keep and trash.

With a little luck and pre-planning storage auctions can be fun and profitable.

Good luck and see you at the auction!

There goes January…..

As I close out January I am sitting in my office with my favorite thing, a label maker.  Nothing makes a person more ready for organizing than a label maker.  If you add boxes to the mix you are armed and ready. When getting any kind of storage project ready for takeoff  take your time, sort and label. Label everything and label it again.  I have seen  (and been there myself) people digging apart boxes to find that one thing.  In my experience there is no such thing as too much information.  When you are in a hurry or frantically searching for that item, you will be thankful for all that information.  After a while you will find that label maker to be very addictive.  From spice racks, sock drawers, cabinets, and just about everything in between.  Don’t worry your family will fall in line as well after a while.  It’s a whole new world you must explore!!! Enjoy!!  Julie #ocala8 #labelit

Storage “Wars”, Big Auction at Lecanto StoreRight Self Storage January 23rd!

Have you seen the TV show Storage Wars? Come see one here at StoreRight Self Storage Lecanto!

If you’d like to see a storage auction, live and in person; you’re more than welcome to attend our Lien Sale/Storage Auction, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at StoreRight Self Storage, 1227 S Lecanto Hwy, in Lecanto.

As of right now, we have 7 units up for sale!!!

Feel free to let any of your friends know, who might be interested in attending. Also, check out and share our Facebook page for more up to date details on the auction.

So, if you’d like to attend the auction, you certainly can. The public is welcome to bid. The auctioneer will explain the process before the bidding starts, but a couple things to note:

1. It’s CASH only, payable to the Auctioneer.
2. The winning bidder buys the entire unit, meaning everything in the unit. You can’t pick and choose items. The unit must be completely emptied out within 48 hours, and it must be in a broom clean condition after all items are removed.
3. A $50 CASH cleaning deposit is required. That needs to be paid to StoreRight at the conclusion of the sale. The $50 is returned once the unit is completely empty and has been inspected by a StoreRight employee.

Stop by on Tuesday, January 23rd, if you’d like to see what the auctions are all about! Give us a call if you have any questions, 352-527-9777.

Re-purposing Your Storage Finds

Here at Brooksville StoreRight Self Storage, we will be having our lien sale next week (1/23/18 @ 9:30 am) and our Spring Yard Sale on 3/10/18 @8 am, so I thought it might be fun to look at some simple ideas for re-purposing those items that have you thinking it might be dumpster time. Depending on your skill level and the amount of time and money you want to put into a project, you can find literally hundreds of ideas on the internet. You can turn dressers into TV stands, headboards into benches, coffee tables into ottomans, I even turned an old console TV into a dog bed. Let your imagination run wild and don’t let a piece’s original purpose limit what you do with your piece.
My personal skill level is pretty basic: hammer, screw driver, sandpaper and paint. So for this blog, I thought it would be safe to stay at a fairly basic level.
So, you bought a storage unit at the Brooksville StoreRight auction; there are some items you could sell, maybe a few you’d like to keep and then there’s the picture frame or mirror that is a shade of brown only seen in used baby diapers. Before you pitch it, take another look. With a couple of coats of off white chalk paint, maybe a light rub of dark brown to bring out the details, you might have a pretty frame for a picture or print. Or, you could cover the backing with a pretty fabric and use dry erase markers on the glass for a message board; maybe replace the backing with sheet metal (wear gloves this stuff is sharp) and make it a magnet board. You could also lay the piece flat, drill a couple of holes on opposite sides of the frame, attach a couple of cabinet door handles and use it as a serving tray. The choice is yours.
As for my dog bed? Literally the worst part of the project was removing the “guts”, there must have been fifty pounds of screws holding the tubes, speakers and other unidentifiable parts in place. After that it was just sand and paint, add a piece of foam for the mattress and cover that with some flannel and my fur babies sleep comfy every night.

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