Did you know that one out of every 11 Americans pays almost $100 per month just to park their extra stuff in a storage unit? According to curbed.com, this is exactly what’s happening all across the country. The article states, “The volume of self-storage units in the country could fill the Hoover Dam with old clothing, skis, and keepsakes more than 26 times.” Now that’s a lot of potential new episodes of “Storage Wars.” In the words of the wise Dave Hester himself, YUUPP!
The article also states that there are over, “50,000 facilities and roughly 23.11 billion square feet or rentable space.” In 2016, the storage unit industry enjoyed an incredible $32.7 billion in revenue and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the growth of the self-storage phenomenon has increased well over 7 percent since 2012 and now employs approximately 144,000 works across the country.
If you want to take this a step further, there are people who are actually living in storage units as an alternative to being homeless. Check out this YouTube video of a guy who has set up a storage unit like his very own apartment equipped with power and even running water! But enough about this, let’s get to today’s storage unit mystery shopping opportunity. Mystery Shop Forum has a posting that consists of visiting a storage unit facility to inquire about renting a unit, along with a tour of the facility.
The company is in need of completing these shops quickly so the quicker you conduct this storage unit shop, the quicker you will get paid. Sounds easy enough, right? To find out more about conducting a storage unit mystery shop in your area, click here.
One of my most memorable storage unit shops was in Albuquerque. The charming young male who took me for a tour, went around the small corner between units so fast I almost fell off the golf cart in which we were zooming. Aside from that I have a son who owns storage units. He loves them because he doesn’t deal with plumbing issues, pet messes and other negative factors associated with home rentals.