Please register or log in.
Login to your Account
Username *
Password

With the recent surge in Storage Auctions, Foreclosures and Forced Estate Sales there will be more family photos, marriage certificates, legal documents, medical histories, military records and more sent to the landfills.

Moments after the Auctioneer announces "SOLD", the buyer is directed how and when to dispose of the personal documents contained in the bulk sale. Different states have different laws on how long the buyer must retain personal documents found in auctions. Some storage companies retain these items for a specified time rather than burdening the auction buyer.

LostinStorage.com is the only place where the auction buyer can make a connection with the original owner. We offer blind shipping services for those wanting anonymity. Read more in the FAQ section.

Visit our Blog

Not everyone wants to admit that they have lost items to a storage auction. It can and does happen to every walk of life. Please share this site whenever possible, you never know who you may be helping now or in the future.



Thank you to everyone that supports our efforts and shares our link. http://www.lostinstorage.com

Support Levels
Name to use for Recognition?

Lost in Storage - Find personal items lost in storage auctions or estate sales.

Lost in Storage *** Find personal documents that were lost to an Estate Sale or Storage Auction. *** Buyers: List items recovered from an Estate Sale or Storage Unit Auction here. Include as much information about the sale as possible. Storage Facility Name, Storage Unit Number, Town of Sale, Auction Service, Auctioneer, Estate Sale Service, etc.
  • (7 pages)
  • first
  • prev
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • next
  • last
<<< SELECT THE CORRECT LOCATION Notify me when new ads are submitted in this category
  Title Picture
add to favorites Bronx- NY....Please have a heart
I have recently lost my belongings in storage. Last month they were sold at an auction from the Public Storage facility aka CUBE SMART on Cromwell Ave in the Bronx,last name FINERSON. Yes, I have lost my furniture and appliances and a number of other items. I am still getting over the shock,it's my fault I know :-( However I would love to recover the baby doll my grand father gave me as a child, as well as some other personal and sentimental items I neglected to secure. Please, I am begging you. Please contact me @ negrita220@gmail.com. Any arragement I am willing to negotiate. God Bless
add to favorites Queens, NY - Lost in Storage 1995
No Picture
Don't care about anything in the storage unit except for the photographs and albums. Me in high school, college, my 2 year old son on vacation with me and his Dad, etc. I just care about those photos. I'd be willing to give a modest reward. roobsta76@gmail.com.
add to favorites LOST TWO PHOTO ALBUMS BABY PICS STORAMERICA MONTCLAIR CALIFORNIA AUCTIONED ON APRIL 24 2013
I LOST TWO PHOTO ALBUMS IN A BEIGE COLORED CLOTH FRESH & EASY GROCERY TOTE BAG. (PIC OF LOGO ON GROCERY TOTE BAG UPLOADED WITH THIS AD.)

STORAGE NUMBER 318
AUCTIONED WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2013
StorAmerica - Montclair
10580 Benson Ave, Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 983-1121
sa1119@verizon.net
www.castorage.com/self-storage/montclair-130075
Office Hours Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm
Access Hours Mon-Sun: 6am-9pm

THESE ALBUMS ARE BABY THRU TEEN YEARS OF MY NOW DECEASED HUSBAND. (ONE BIG BROWN PHOTO ALBUM CONTAINING BABY PICS.SCHOOL PICS,SPORTS TEAM PICS, CHRISTMAS PICS, FAMILY PICS, ETC. 1965-1980'S AND ONE SMALL ALBUM WITH TROPICAL THEME CONTAINING PICS OF HAWAIIAN VACATION 1980'S. tHESE ARE THE ONLY PHOTOS OF MY DECEASED HUSBAND AS A BABY-TEEEN. I PRAY TO GET THESE TWO ALBUMS BACK FOR HIS TWO CHILDREN.

ALSO, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE: ONE BLACK HARLEY DAVIDSON BOOT AND ONE DOC MARTIN BLACK AND WHITE WING TIP SHOE (i HAVE THE OTHER MATXCH) FOR HIS DAUGHTER, THEY WERE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

PLEASE REPLY BACK TO ARRANGE MY ROCOVERY OF THESE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE THEM...GOD BLESS YOU!

909 941 0022
add to favorites Bushnell, FL 2008
No Picture
I moved in 2008 and had my whole house put in storage by my family with an agreement my ex would pay the fees. Before I was able to get the location of the storage and noticed it was past due on payments, it was already up for auction and the Storage owner refused to let me pay it or tell me who bought it. It was full of my 3 daughters baby stuff, my diploma, family pictures, etc. I never cared about the housing things only the stuff that belong to my daughters. There was a wooden chest with the name Chloe on it and it was filled with baby stuff. I still to this day cry when I think of not being able to give these personal things to them when they have children, The last name on most things will be my maiden last name of "WONG" Or possibly my married last name of"HUNT". My mother put these things in storage and her last name is "HILL". THANK YOU if any one has information that may be helpful.
add to favorites Storage 2000
No Picture
We had a storage unit in Fredericksburg Virginia in 2011 at storage 2000 and we lost the items. The things that i am looking for are my childrens baby books and family albums. There is pictures of my bother that died in 1990 and would love to have them back. If you have these item or know where they are please let me know
add to favorites Extra Space in Sterling, VA lost precious items
No Picture
While on military injury our things were auctioned they were dear to us. The storage company was unkind. My kids were devastated. Lots of memory, military items, children clothing, coats, children room items, computer. Baby stuff and precious collectable dolls, most of all pictures. The government is seeking their belongings. Who would hurt and take from kids? Someone cold, greedy and selfish! God said it will not bring peace to the storage company and the bidder. Please return! Have asked thw storage company for contact yet their hearts were too cold.
add to favorites all i had left
No Picture
Today someone has purchased a storage unit room 1915 from the U-Haul storage. Located at 1685 dixwell Ave Haven CT. 06514 I am willing to purchase it back from you. Inside are the remains of my mother and grandmother, household items like a kitchen table, stand-up freezer and several boxes with all my personal belongs. My daughter's clothes toys and books. Please don't throw this stuff away. Please contact me by email at lilmscc02@ yahoo.com or by telephone at 203-363-4335 please I beg of you this is all I have left. My baby and I are struggling and the storage is all we had left.
add to favorites Looking for kids pictures from 2009. Lock it Lockers in Phoenix Arizona
No Picture
Hello.
I was having a sleepless night because I was thinking about my kids pictures which is something that I often think about because those are memories that I want them to have when they grow up. I lost all of my stuff in 2009 due to a storage auction at Lock it Lockers in Phoenix,Arizona not far from the airport. The only thing that I want are my kids pictures.. In the storage would have been a cherry wood sleigh bed bedroom set and alot of pink decorative items. There was also a beautiful arrangement of pink daisys in faux water just to give another visual of what was in the storage room. Pink truly was the theme so there were even items such as jars of decorative pink sugar to all things beautiful and pink.
There was also a little boys bedroom set the wood color was birch and it had blue trim. The main thing that I am seeking is the pictures because I can not replace those.. I am willing to pay for the pictures. I have always kept the faith that whomever purchased the storage room that they did not discard those pictures... If this storage unit seems familiar to you please contact me @ billiereyes1@gmail.com or 623-206-5483

Thank You & I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Matthew 19:26 "But with God all things are possible"
add to favorites Lost in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
No Picture
Our storage unit #B060 at InStorage, Rancho Palos Verdes, California was sold in January of 2012. The unit contained our daughter's personalized bed and accessories, her american girl collection, daughter's birth photos, personal family photos and all personal awards and documents. Please contact us at acts23738@aol.com with any information. Thank you sincerely and God Bless!
add to favorites Shelbyville
No Picture
All my things were at A+ storage unit in shelbyville ky Queen size pillow top matress Cherry oak dresser,headboard. KItchen Items, Twin size matress n headboard n frame. Wood armoir. Black entertainment center. Curio cabniet. Pictures of my family and daughter lots of cloths and tools
add to favorites Family Photos
No Picture
Hello.

My mother had a storage unit in Sacramento, CA and has recently lost it. We have been estranged and all I would like is the family photos that would be in the unit. The last name on the unit would be Gatchell and/or Snyder. I believe that the photos were in boxes and/or in a green army trunk.

Any help that I can receive would be greatly appreciate. I would love to be able to show my kids my family history.

Thank you.
add to favorites STORAGE CHOICE WEBSTER TX
No Picture
MY NAME IS TIM AND I LIVE HOUSTON TX. MY ENTIRE STORGAGE WAS AUCTIONED OFF IN OCTOBER 2012. IT WAS AT STORAGE CHOICE IN WEBSTER TX.THE ADDRESS IS 14640 HWY 3. I HAD PHOTO ALBUMS AND WEDDING PICTURES . IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS.A LOT OF THINGS THAT CANNOT BE REPLACED. I FEEL LIKE A PART OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN TAKEN. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS AUCTION, I AM WILLING TO GIVE ANYTHING TO RECOVER THOSE ITEMS. I HAVE 1000.00 DOLLARS FOR ANYONE THAT HAS THOSE ITEMS OR INFORMATION ABOUT THEM. MOST DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS MAY HAVE TIM BRUTON ON THEM. MY CONTACT INFO (409)354-3087 OR (409)354-1792. PLEASE HELP ME. THANKS
add to favorites Seeking return of pictures and personal items
No Picture
I had my self-storage items auctioned off from Deluxe Storage (1880 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, New York) in March 2007. Among the items lost were my high school and college diplomas, military awards and records, pictures, and other personal items. My name is Arthur. I am willing to pay for the return of those important items. My email is scottbx2003@yahoo.com
add to favorites LOST PICTURES/FAMILY MEMORIES
My mother had a storage unit in toledo ohio a few years ago that she didn't pay off. Among the stuff in there were all of the pictures and home movies my mom had of me and my brother. I'm so desperate to find these, i didn't have a job at the time or i wouldve paid for the storage myself. The picture i uploaded is of my brother and i when we were younger hoping someone will recognize this with the others if they have them. I know its probably close to impossible to find all the stuff now especially since its a few years later, but i thought i'd give it a shot.
add to favorites My Sister Lost Stuff at Quik Stor - N. King Street Storage
No Picture
Hi, My sister lost a LOT of personal items on a storage space that was sold around 1991. The items were irreplaceable - photos of her kids. There were TWO oil paintings - one of a black boy, and another of a black boy (in a checkered shirt). They were painted in Spain when I was in the Marine Corps. If anyone has these or any of the other possessons from this storage unit, I would be most grateful. The last name is GRAY. Please e-mail: twoplay10@hotmail.com
add to favorites single mom lost everything-*ATTENTION BIDDERS @ PUBLIC STORAGE JAN 3 2013 (Vadnais Heights BIRCH (Vadnias Heights)
No Picture
I'm looking for the bidders who bided on my Storages.

The AUCTION was on the Jan 3rd or 4th at the public storage in Vadnias Heights address is 1090 Birch Lake Blvd. 55127

I'm a single mom with 2 boys. I was behind on my storage fees. I'm trying to stand on my own two feet. I finally got a place for me and the boys. I've been in the hospital for a month. My children's father beat me up pretty bad. I've be going though this with him for a long time.

We moved into a safe place now and we have a empty place. EVERYTHING we owed was in those storages. Please I will pay you want you paid for the storages. PLEASE PLEASE my mothers things are in there. She passed away. Her desk and chair. EVERYTHING we own was in these storages. All of our clothes and shoes. PLEASE PLEASE can we have our stuff back.

I don't have it in me to tell my boys that they lost all their stuff. THEY have been handling living in a woman homeless shelter for 7 months so well. I kept telling them we will get our own place and you can have all your things in your rooms. My youngest keeps asking for his blanket at grandma made that was passed on to him. please.

PLEASE if you know about these storages or have them please contact me.

612-735-5124 you can text me too. or email me. please

Thank you
Eva
add to favorites Important Documents Search
No Picture
My now ex-husband allowed our property to go up for auction without me knowing until it was too late. The storage would have included a whole house-full of furnitire, which is not what I am looking for. My interest would be my baby book and other personal documents that were lost. The book would have included my original birth certificate as well as all of my school pictures, etc... The location of the auction was the Public Storage in Canal Winchester, OH on Gender Road and I'm thinking it would have occured in mid- to late-2009. My first name is Qiana, so that should greatly help with identifying the documents.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
add to favorites Lost baby items/photos/records in MoVal, CA
I lost all my little girl's memories, christening dress, photos, keepsakes, medical records. etc. in Moreno Valley California in 1990.
add to favorites Photo Albums lost in storage in Park City KS 07'-08'
No Picture
Would have been with many boxes of unopened baseball cards and other household items. Please email to mjtshops@yahoo.com
add to favorites CLEARWATER FL
No Picture
I lost/was sold at auction all my house and very personal belongings. French books,British passport etc, old records, photos, everything. i am trying to get back some very personal stuff.Sold in maybe August/September 2012.I am willing to pay.