How it Works

For Buyers

StorageAuctions.net makes it free and easy for you to find local storage unit auctions all in one place. Here's how to get started.

1. Search for storage auctions by city or zip code.

Finding local storage auctions is easy using the search form at the top of any page. Optionally, subscribe to automatic email notifications and get alerted whenever there are new storage auctions posted in your area. You’ll find both online storage auctions, where you may view and bid on units online, as well as traditional on-site storage auctions, where you must show up at the facility at the specified date and time shown and bid in person. If attending an on-site auctions, always call the facility the morning of the auction to make sure the auction is still taking place, as some auctions can be cancelled at the last minute.

2. Bid on online auctions for storage units around you.

After viewing a storage unit that has been posted for online auction, place a bid for the unit. We’ll notify you via email and/or text message if someone else bids higher. If you are the highest bidder at the time the auction closes, you are the winner!

3. Complete the transaction at the storage facility.

After winning the auction, it is your job to contact the facility and arrange to pick up and clean out the contents of the unit. You pay the winning bid amount directly to the storage facility in cash. This typically takes place within 48 hours after auction close (see facility terms on auction page for details). StorageAuctions.net charges a 10% buyers premium at the time you win the auction.

For Storage Facilities

Avoid the stress of crowds and the high cost of auctioneers by posting an online-only auction, or post a traditional on-site auction.

1. Register an account and add your storage facility or facilities.

Registering and listing auctions is completely free!

2. List upcoming auctions.

You may post both on-site and online format auctions. To conduct an online auction (recommended), take several high resolution photos of the contents inside the unit. When complete, seal the unit with a lock tag that we provide. Post the auction information including photos, end time, unit number and a general description of the items you are able to identify while inspecting the unit. We’ll then make your listing public and notify our network of buyers. Sit back and relax as bids start coming through. Should you need to cancel the auction due to last minute payment by the unit owner, you may do so at any time up to the end time of the auction via your dashboard and all current bidders will be instantly notified and the auction closed.

3. Complete the transaction.

The winning bidder will be in contact with you (within the timeframe you specify in your terms) to arrange cash payment in the amount of the winning bid and clean out the unit. In the case of a no-show, you have the option of offering to the next highest bidder or re-listing the auction. StorageAuctions.net charges no fees to you at any time during the transaction.