What is the Protocol for Returning Items to a Tenant?

Hey guys! Rebecca of Storage Heroes here… This is a topic that comes up all the time, and honestly, it’s one that I personally have had a lot of problems with.   What are you supposed to do with items that you find of a personal nature in storage units? It IS possible though to be a storage unit buyer AND a good person, all at the same time! We do revise this policy from time to time, but so far, here’s what my company’s policy is, and what I advise my clients to do.  It’s also seen as pretty industry standard, so I think most people would agree with me on this.   If you don’t, feel free to leave a comment!
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I had the winning bid and bought my first storage locker

Here I was, my second week attending a live storage unit auction. This was week two, day one, as a buyer and not a spectator. Twelve storage units were up for auction at that facility. I had bid on the first 5 out of the 8 units and was out-bid on all 5 of them.

When the door opened on the 9th storage unit, I immediately spotted something I was familiar with.

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How I Started in the Storage Auction Business

I have to admit, that in the past I never went to a thrift shop to purchase anything other than a Halloween costume.

In 2007, I visited a local thrift shop to kill a little time since my girlfriend at the time (my wife now) was having her nails done in the same shopping center. While browsing the 50% OFF isle, a unique beer stein caught my eye. I bought the beer stein for 50 cents. I was pleased with my purchase and thought I would display it at home. Well, my girlfriend wasn’t as enthusiastic as I was. I decided to sell it on eBay with a starting bid of 99 cents. The beer stein sold for well over $600!

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Lessons learned 50 lockers in…

After successfully winning over 50 lockers, I realized that there are a few unanticipated benefits I wanted to share with other bidders.

Firstly, I lost over 40 pounds by being more physically active processing lockers. I took it upon myself to learn what was involved in this endeavor; which lockers to bid on & how and where to market items from lockers.

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