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September 10, 2018

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How to Get The Most Out Of Your Storage Unit Purchase

If you’ve gotten into the business of buying storage units at storage unit auctions, then you are well aware that not every storage unit holds long forgotten treasure. Very rarely do people find items that will earn a fortune when sold. However, there is usually an opportunity to make at least a little bit of money from your purchase. So, we’ve decided to write a blog that explores different things you can do with the goods that you find behind the doors of your most recent storage unit purchase.

Refurbish and Resell Furniture

Furniture is always a great find in a storage unit. Even if it isn’t in the most excellent shape when you first lay eyes on it there is a lot of potential there. Unless there is irreparable structural damage, most likely you’ll be able to fix up any furniture you find in the storage unit. There are lots of options for refurbishing furniture. Anything made from wood you can restain or paint an entirely new color. Things that are upholstered you can reupholster to make them look more modern. Just make sure that you aren’t messing with an antique that might be worth a lot of money. If you have any doubts, make sure always to take the piece to an appraiser.

Dry Clean and Sell Clothing

If you find clothing in the storage unit you’ve purchased, there may be some items that are worth selling. For higher end stuff, there are many sites online that you can sell to. For the used, but still relatively nice clothing you can sell to second-hand stores for a small profit. Just make sure that you clean all the clothing before selling as apparel gets dirty and wrinkled during storage even if it was put into storage clean (which is something you also can’t know).

Test and Sell Electronics

If you find electronics in the unit, make sure to test everything out. If some items are still functioning consider selling them on eBay or Craigslist. If things are broken, most likely they won’t be worth fixing, but the choice is yours as to whether you want to fix things or not.

AFS Storage Units

If you find yourself with extra stuff that you need to store outside of your home, make sure to check out the storage units that we have at Affordable Family Storage. We offer a wide variety of sizes in our safe and durable storage units. Contact us today to find out more about all we have to offer!

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