We often discuss with organizing clients the pros and cons of putting personal possessions into paid warehouse storage.
In our opinion, it's only a win-win when the relationship is short in situations such as:
- Home Construction: You're involved in a home renovation (and need to clear the house so workers can kick up construction dust);
- Working out of State: You're leaving to go out of state or the country (many folks in Hollywood work overseas for film and music projects for extended periods of time and rent out their homes);
- Quick Home Sale: In-between living arrangements (our current economy has created some tricky relocation scenarios
Storage Wars Premieres on A&E:
Storage Wars is a new disturbing A&E produced reality program chronicling four tough guys on a California road show searching for gold, fine paintings, valuables, collectibles and treasures in storage units where the owners have fallen on hard times and have had to abandon the units through repossession. The Producers have chosen to focus on these ruff-and-tuff men (one of them, Dan Dotson, is feature left), licking their chops, working towards the American Dream and portraying them as brave and noble "saving" or "rescuing" the stuff.
We agree with Kevin McDonough, entertainment critic for South Coast Today of South Coast, Massachusetts. McDonough doesn't appreciate unbalanced treatment either:
""Storage War$" offers not a nanosecond of reflection on the fate of the people whose possessions are looted in this legal but entirely predatory fashion. It's rather interesting -- to use a kind word -- for A&E to treat the victims of recent hard times as so much roadkill and make heroes and TV stars out of the vultures who close in for the deal."
And to top it off, The New York Daily News, does acknowledge these treasure hunters as definitely not warm and fuzzy, but they're doing work they love and searching for the American Dream. Shame on the Producers for only talking about these so-called "heroes." They need to interview the victims who have lost the ownership and gain a more balanced view.
We just think this is wrong to prey on people who have fallen on hard times whether or not the owners are wasting money on useless storage facilities. What do you think?
Merciless clutter vultures wage 'War$' - South Coast Today
Four guys bid on the American Dream via 'Storage Wars' in new A&E storage-locker gambling show - New York Daily News