Improved Storage for Your Garage

One of the most important storage areas of a home is the garage. Because the space it offers is limited it should be used efficiently. So the garage is a prime candidate for storage improvements. Of course you have many options for improving the storage in your garage.

One of the options is to buy a modular storage kit. This can have parts and components that you can mix and match together and can solve many storage problems. Another option would be to build your own storage solution. If you have too many items that you keep in your garage maybe a modular storage kit cannot provide you the needed solution. The improvements made to your storage may help you reduce clutter, store seasonal items in a more conveniently way and improve organization.

Cabinets, shelves, wall-mounted racks and plastic containers are the most popular types of garage storage and organization solutions. Cabinets work well for protecting their contents from moisture and dust. Shelves save space more efficiently but the most affordable solution are the wall-mounted racks. Clear plastics containers help you to store several items and allow you to see the contents.

What You May Find at Mini Storage Auctions

Do you want to start making money with mini storage auctions? If so, you may be curious as to how the whole process works.

When looking to profit from mini storage auctions, you place a bid. As for what you are bidding on, it depends. You may bid on a sealed storage bin or a whole storage unit. Different companies host different types of auctions. To profit, you take the items you bought and resell them. Since you are, essentially making a wholesale purchase and paying one fee for many items, there is the potential to make money.

One common question asked is “how much money can I make?” It does depend on how much you spend at a mini storage auction. The less money you spend, the more you can make. It also depends on your resale methods, as some are more successful than others. Many use Craigslist.org, flea markets, and yard sales to sell locally. As for selling online, many use eBay.com. What you buy can also impact your profits, as some items are more valuable than others are.

Since what you buy at a mini storage auction may have an impact on your profits, you may be wondering what is available for sale. It depends. People use mini storage units for a wide range of purposes. Some use them when consolidating two homes into one. Others use them to store household items when they relocate to a smaller place. Storage units are also used to house items that people no longer need, but still want to hold onto, such as family heirlooms or financial documents.

Despite the possibility of a variance, depending on the storage unit in question, there are some items you are likely to find at a mini storage auction.

Furniture. Furniture is nice because it is easy to spot. Unfortunately, you don’t always get to see or inspect merchandise up for bid, but furniture can be seen from far away. Look for furniture that is antique in nature, as it worth more. With that said, furniture is something that people need; therefore, it can be resold for a profit.

Home décor. Home décor often makes it way to mini storage units. Some homeowners change their décor on a yearly basis, but may not want to part with their old pictures and paintings. Home décor can be antique or cheap, but it will always resell.

Home appliances. Home appliances, such as microwaves, dishwashers, blenders, and toasters can be found at mini storage auctions. As with the above mentioned items, these are considered great. Everyone needs these items in their homes. This means that they will resell, especially at a yard sale.

Children’s items. It is common to find kid’s clothes, books, and toys in a storage unit and at an auction. This is because these are items that kids outgrow. As for why they are saved, some parents just don’t want to part with these items. Many hold onto them just in case they decide to have another child. Yard sale and eBay are popular resell markets for kid’s toys, movies, books, and clothes.

The above mentioned items are just a few of the many that you may find at a mini storage auction. In fact, you can find just about anything ranging from antiques to jewelry to clothes to family photographs. The key is buying merchandise that you can resell for a profit.

Arranging Storage

Sometimes, there isn’t enough room for all of your belongings – and arranging storage, on top of moving can be a blessing in disguise – or a nightmare. So you need another, convenient, cheap option for your furniture.

Storage companies are basically large warehouses or lockups that you can rent – and range in size from a box room to an area large enough to store a complete house.

Storage is great if you’re needing to move out of one house before your other hoese is ready – or when you’ve sold your old house but haven’t finished arranging the new one. It saves the you having to work out what to do with your things.

It’s also a good idea when you have too much furniture for your new house, and no where to store it yourself – and while garages and basements are great for short term storage, they aren’t protected, in some cases against the elements, nor, possibly insured against accidents, such as fires or flood. Garages and basements also, while accessible, may also need to be used for other things.

It is possible for your belongings to be damaged in storage, but highly unlikely – you’ll be given a list of belongings that you’re checking in – and you should check at that time that everything is secure, sealed and stacked or placed well.

If you’re moving long distance, its always good to research, throughly, by phone and if possible, in person, how much access you’ll have to your furniture, and belongings, and what sort of notice you need to give – you’ll also need to work out what is going into storage and how much space you’ll need for it all.

If you’re unsure of storage companies, and you’re using a removal company – ask them – they may have a group of storage companies they deal with, and offer you a better premium than you may otherwise get. It also means that you’ve got less research to deal with.