Uplifting: Father’s Portrait Returned to Son by Auction Winner

What do you do when you find a priceless item in someone’s old storage unit? Thanks to digital technology, it’s easier than ever to track down previous tenants and reach out to return sentimental treasures. That’s what happened with Alex Miller, who wrote a delightful account of how his father’s art returned to him. Miller’s […]

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Meet Vivian Maier, A Storage Treasure

Meet Vivian Maier, A Storage Treasure Wouldn’t it be great to find an undiscovered Van Gogh in a storage unit? Or to solve the mystery of the stolen Rembrandt paintings, now missing for 27 years? These scenarios might be a tad far-fetched. However, for historian John Maloof, an interest in local history led him to accidentally, posthumously […]

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How to Tell if Autographs are Authentic

Baseballs, collectible cards, celebrity photographs, books, posters, art prints, band T-shirts: if you find an autographed one in a storage unit, your heart might just flutter. Is it treasure? There are ways to find out. Keep in mind that just because an item isn’t signed doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. Rare posters, first-edition books, original art, […]

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Getting Started Reselling Toys from Storage Units

If you have kids, chances are you’ve held on to a few things – okay, more than a few things – for posterity. Handmade items earn their place as family heirlooms, and useful items could save money down the line. Toy Story taught us that toys have feelings. Perhaps not, but they evoke feelings, and for some they’re hard […]

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Intro to Valuable Coins

Remember when somebody won a treasure chest full of pirate booty at a storage auction? That was truly a rare find. It’s unlikely you’ll stumble upon a valuable coin collection, though it’s possible — people have been known to abandon valuable items. Even if you don’t find a cinematic treasure chest, there might be some […]

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Garbage Bag Units

Sometimes a good thing, sometimes just that………………GARBAGE! This time around I wanted to cover the pros and cons of black bag mountain units. I personally have grown fond of these types of units. I have found everything from loose cash, jewelry and such all the way to receipts and pocket lint. 4,152 total views, 1 views today

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I Think I Found Something… How Do I Know For Sure?

Hey guys, So… you’ve bought a storage unit. You’ve followed our tips on digging it and sorting through it, you’ve followed our tips on selling items at a garage sale, or on eBay/Craigslist, and getting the most for your money. Now, you’re down to those few items that you either think are worth something or […]

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