How To Evaluate Storage Auction Units

Adopting effective strategies to evaluate locker contents can significantly mitigate the risks associated with storage auctioning. 

First and foremost, bidders should bring a flashlight to the auction. This allows a better visual assessment of the locker contents during the brief…

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It Ain't Worth It: Storage Auction Losers

Despite the potential for significant returns, storage auctioning does not come without risks. The most prominent risk is the uncertainty surrounding the locker contents. While a locker might contain valuable items, there's also a strong possibility that it could be…

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What Can You Expect To Find In Abandoned Storage Lockers?

Bidding on storage lockers whose renters have defaulted on their monthly rent can potentially yield significant financial advantages. This practice, commonly referred to as storage auctioning, allows bidders to purchase the entire contents of a locker at a fraction…

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Ten Ways To Grow Your Storage Auction Clean-Out Business

Storage auction clean-out businesses are a great way to make money. These businesses involve purchasing the contents of storage units, then cleaning out the unit and selling the contents for a profit. However, like any business, it takes work to…

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The Social Savage

The Social Savage 

Has Social Media Released a Savage Beast? 

When it comes to human nature, I confess, I can be a bit of a pessimist. I’m ashamed to say that even as a Christian, I wind up letting my…

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Why Is TikTok So Hateful?

There’s no way around it. We live in a world where social media is almost inescapable. Especially if you’re using it for business. If you’re a small business owner and you aren’t exercising some level of social media power, then…

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Tool Review: Hyper Tough Orbital Sander

A sander is an indispensable part of our tool lineup here at Apple Valley Farm, and in virtually any woodworking shop. So when our old Ryobi Random Orbit Sander finally died, we had to grab a quick replacement. 

We decided…

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Cleaning Up Your Bandsaw Cuts

The band saw is an almost indispensable tool in the shop. But it can be hard to use well without a little experience. If you’re like us, the band saw blade can tend to wander, especially on those tough cuts.…

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AVF Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

AVF Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

  • 1 Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bar 
  • 1 Cup (roughly) Powered Borax 
  • 5 Gallons Hot Tap Water 
  • Essential Oils (optional) 
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  • 1 Clean 5 Gal Bucket with Lid 
  • 1 Cheese Grater (any style) 
  • 1 Transmission Fluid Style…
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Top 10 Fall Gardening Chores For The Homestead

For homestead or hobby gardeners, Spring and Summer are the glory days. Everything’s blooming and growing and warming up, and it’s just a great time to be in the dirt. 

Fall sort of gets a bad rap though. We…

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