When a storage unit is in arrears or has been abandoned, a public auction takes place to recoup some portion of the rental fees and clear out the contents of the storage unit. 

At American Way Storage, we host all of our auctions on You can visit Storage Treasures and see all upcoming American Way Storage auctions. Bid on a self-storage unit auction from your home! Each auction will contain a few photos and a brief description of what the storage unit appears to contain.

Participating in an online auction is simple. Bidders create a free account, browse auctions, place their bids, and the highest bidder wins the contents of the storage unit. The winning bidder then heads to that storage facility to pay for and claim their items.