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Question DetailsAsked on 9/22/2017

I am looking for a service to help me empty my storage unit and sell items from it in the Paramount, CA area.

I have an 8 X 10 storage unit in Paramount that is completely full of furniture and appliances. There is an Maytag front load washer and dryer. Corner curio cabinet, dark wood, cherry? Rectangular curio cabinet, dark wood, cherry? Brand new California King size mattress, box springs and frame. Large dark wood and wrought iron round dining room table, not sure if the chairs are in there. Twin size light oak captain bed with 3 drawers and mattress. Medium wood color dresser and chest of drawers. I really can't remember everything that is in there. I moved out of state and have decided not to move back to California. I do have someone that can meet you there.

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Since mostly furniture, and you are not htere to organize anything, I see two easy choices:

1) get your contact person to establish a time of availability (say maybe 2-3 hours) for bidders to come look at the locker. This assumes it is open enough they can pretty well see what is there- if cram packed full no good. Potential bidders you could contact to show up would be used goods stores like Value Village, and used Furniture stores.

Note you might, depending on the storagae facility, hjave to have 2 people there - one to oversee the viewing, one to let people in through locked door (or maybe arrange with the manager to do that for you for maybe $50 or so).

2) other option, and they would want a view of the locker too before agreeing on contract terms, would be to go with a well rated and established Auctioneer to haul everything off to their auction house/barn to sell at their regular acution. Would be a good idea to have your rep there to perform an inventory listing with the auctioneer as the items are taken out of the locker (this is routine with them) - numbering/tagging each item as it is taken out, so you have an inventory to compare to the final sale price listing. This is the route I have used a couple of times with family Estates - ended up with a lot more $ than the used goods/furniture stores offerred.

These two options minimize the effort/time committment on the part of you and your rep - others like setting up a garage sale (which could not be held at the storage unit) or Craigslist or such are way too complex and labor intensive for your situation.

Of course other option is have it moved to where you live now - unelss you seriously downsized. Moving companies have estimators - but VERY roughly for CA to east coast would commonly be ballpark $1.00/lb complete for that type load, as a partial-load household goods move.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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