Having too much stuff is becoming a common problem for many Americans. Moving to a new address, inheriting items, downsizing, or just over collecting certain items can lead to the need for self storage units. In fact, self storage has become so popular that the amount of self storage units in the US has doubled since 1998. The need for self storage has also led to many potential ways to make a profit. Investing In Self Storage Investing in self storage facilities is a rapidly growing sector of commercial real estate. There are many reasons to invest in these facilities. The average monthly cost of a 10-foot-by-15-foot storage unit is $75-$140. Climate controlled storage units are pricier at $115-$150 for the same size space. There are also many other advantages to this type of investment. Self storage facilities require less maintenance than other buildings. They also have lower vacancy rates and more units per building than buildings that house apartments and businesses. Self storage facilities also often have stable cash flow. People often leave things in storage for years at a time.  Self Storage Auctions For those who are not interested in investing in these properties, there are other options available. One way to make money through self storage is by attending self storage auctions. When a storage unit is abandoned or has had payment on it stopped, the contents of the unit can be auctioned off to the highest bidder. This can be a great way to make money. During these auctions, the lock is cut and the potential buyers are allowed to look into the unit but are not able to sort through boxes or move anything in the unit. Buyers have to estimate how much money they can potentially make by selling off the contents of the unit. Self storage auctions can be risky, but they can also be a great way to make money and find hidden treasures. Become A Professional Organizer Since storage units can be costly, especially over a long period of time, many want to use their storage space as efficiently as possible so they do not have to rent more units than necessary. This is another area where money can be made off self storage units. Professional organizer is a profession that has become popular in recent years. People who are good with organizing can help others maximize their self storage space for a fee. Professional organizers are also in demand if they specialize in organizing and protecting certain types of items such as comic books or antiques. For more information, contact I-70 Self Storage or a similar...

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