When you think of a storage unit you think of stacks of boxes and maybe a car or two. However, storage units have been used for other reasons than a place to store your extra furniture, holiday decorations and yard sale finds. There have been ghoulish instances wherein human remains have been found as well as brand new coffins to be used, well, later on in life. Entire whale skeletons and boxes of seeds dating back 10,000 years have been found in storage units as well.
Home Sweet Storage Unit
A woman and her young daughter had been found living in a storage unit for almost 5 years. The rent was always paid and they were careful of their comings and goings. They had a small stove, refrigerator, television, port-a- potty and a fold out couch. The unit was air conditioned and had electricity. When caught by the owners of the storage facility the woman said it was the only thing she could afford for a place to live.
Most men have to have their ‘man cave’ which is usually the garage or the basement. However, have you ever thought of using a storage unit as a ‘man cave’? One man did until he and some of his buddies were found passed out with the storage door open. I bet he is in the dog house now.
A Different Kind of Grave
One family rented a storage unit and placed their deceased grandmother, in her blue coffin, inside the storage unit for 17 years. When the owner of the storage facility contacted the renters due to an upcoming auction from unpaid rent, the renters told the owner he could not auction off their grandmother. Why did they keep poor old grandma inside a storage unit? Well, they did not want to bury her and this way they could visit.
In a San Jose storage unit that was auctioned for just $500 due to non-payment of rent, rare coins along with gold and silver ingots worth more than $500,000.00 were discovered in Rubbermaid containers. Now that is a great return on your investment.
Storage units have been used for hiding bodies, man caves, private parties, offices, homes and so many other things that you never know what will be found next. Strange uses and items found in storage units will never stop as people find unusual ways to use these small metal rooms. However, if you ever have the chance to go to a storage unit auction, you just never know what you might find hidden away until that metal door rises and reveals the secrets held inside.
With climate controlled storage facilities have been used as art studios, law offices and even wine cellars. People are rather creative when it comes to uses of storage units and you never know what someone will think of next.