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Question DetailsAsked on 1/1/2018

Live in Clovis ca. I need help moving my stuff from the storage unit to my home .

Furniture and garage things need to be moved first but will take a quote on cleaning out the 20 by 30 foot storage unit.

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Friends with a UHaul truck is a common solutiuon - in exchange for pizza and beer or a barbecue or such afterwards.

Commercially, Moving - the same type of Transfer and Storage company you would hire for a move across town - would be the normal Search the List category.

When you say "cleaning out" the locker, usually just a broom and dustpan and maybe (if there is any spillage) soem windex and paper towels is all you need to make it suitable for closing out the rental.

If you meant getting rid of stuff you no longer want from the locker, than Auction Services is the usual for that - they will take it to their regular auction place and auction it off, typically for about 20-35% commission (plus they usually tack 10% "buyer's premium" on top of the auction 'Hammer" price). Course, this assumes the stuff is saleable and enough to be worth their time - if a lot of junk or not of any value household items and clothing mixed in, perhaps getting a Housecleaning person (like a sole proprietor type) to help you sort junk from donation from auctionable items in the locker first would be a viable option. That can help you be sure what goes "out" does not include things you meant to keep, because an auction company if not going to want to be sorting through things for what you want to keep and what goes out - they want to walk in and be told "everything left here goes".

Of course, if using an auction company you need a reputable company, and an inventory list (they list the items ands number sticker each item - or sometimes each box if junk clothes or kitchen pots and pans and such) is mandatory so you can see the items out of the locker and compare to the sale list. When they do the auction, they should be marking the "hammer price" down on the inventory item by item, then reconcile that with the payments after the auction. You need to have in writing what happens to "sold" items which the buyer does not come up and pay for - do you get them back, do they try to resell again, or do they get to keep them for future sale but you do not get anything for them ? Ditto for any no-bid items. Can be a significant issue if a pricey item gets no bids because you had a stipulated reserve price on it, or is bid on but the buyer then changes their mind and walks off without collecting it and paying for it.

Here are a couple of related links to questions with answers about selling items which are in a storage locker:

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