Attend a Storage Unit Auction
What You’ll Need:
- Balls of steel
- A cool head
I admit to being a Storage Wars addict. I really fought it, but I can’t help it. Actually, I had a friend going to these auctions years before the show ever came on, and he used to make a killing. Abandoned storage units get auctioned off, and their contents– whatever they are– are sold to the highest bidder. Notices for auctions are frequently published in the local paper, or storage companies will post dates for auctions online.
Unlike what you see on the show, a lot of the units are empty or pretty worthless, but that means that you can get them for cheap. There is more competition these days for sure, as there are a lot of people out there who are inspired by the show to go looking for a score, especially in these economic conditions. You will need cash on hand, and watch out for a bidding war. Don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you end up paying hundreds for someone else’s dirty laundry (or worse, you never know what’s in those places.)
Ideally, you have a truck and access to a public dump, because you’ll probably need them. But you never know what awesome finds you’ll dig up, either, which is all the fun.