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!
No matter how great a haul you have in winning a storage unit auction, you will undoubtedly have a large amount of junk. Before you simply start lugging off giant trash bags to the dump, stop to consider a few of the items you can recycle. This way, you’ll reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions while preserving important manufacturing materials.
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Part of the fun and excitement of storage auctions is finding out what’s inside. Perhaps you find some priceless treasures in a box somewhere, or maybe the unit didn’t turn up as much as you might like. Either way, you’ll likely have material you simply are unable to sell. Should you just toss the items into the trash and move about your day? Why not consider bringing out your crafty side to see what you can do?
After you finish pulling out all the treasures from your storage unit, you’ll want to deal with the items you can’t sell or use yourself. You may feel like you should simply toss everything into the trash to save yourself time and inconvenience. However, donating storage unit items to charity doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, you can do it rather easily. In addition to supporting people in your community and easing pressure on the planet, you can also use this donation as a nice tax write off on next year’s taxes.
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