SOURCE: Chelton Self Storage

Chelton Self Storage

November 12, 2012 12:17 ET

Crowd of 120 Place Bids on Storage Units at Chelton Self Storage's Latest Auction

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - Chelton Self Storage, located at Hancock and Delta Drive in Colorado Springs, reports another successful storage unit auction. On October 20, 2012, over 120 people placed bids on abandoned storage units at Chelton Self Storage in hopes of finding forgotten treasures.

"It was yet another successful auction for Chelton Self Storage," says Nathan Winterfield of the storage unit company. "We freed up some units and had about 120 bidders, the most we've ever had for an auction. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all." 

The storage facility records video at its auctions for future use in advertisements, online media and to simply give interested bidders an idea of how a storage auction is run. TV commercials were aired during the hit program, "Storage Wars" to help promote the event. Chelton Self Storage models its auctions after the TV show. Touching or rummaging through personal storage units before bidding is not allowed, locks are cut right before bidding begins and the highest bidder takes all. Winning bidders reported finding cash, Disney collectibles and even a casket.

Many first time storage auction goers wonder why personal storage units are abandoned in the first place. Customers sometimes experience significant employment or personal changes, or have to abandon the unit because they have become delinquent on their payments.

Often people unwillingly leave valuables in a storage unit. Chelton Self Storage provides its customers with a way to recycle clothing. It has a clothing drop off box that supplies local charitable thrift stores with inventory. It leads to less waste and a way to reuse unwanted materials.

Chelton Self Storage also has an online blog that educates readers and customers on a variety of storage-related topics. It features articles about how to sell things you get when you win a storage auction and how to get rid of unwanted items in storage in a responsible manner.

Chelton Self Storage is a leading storage facility in Colorado Springs, CO. With space for furniture, boats, vehicles, business records and more -- Chelton Self Storage offers a unit fit for every person's personal storage needs and has terrifically easy vehicular access. For more information about Chelton Self Storage call (719) 637-7545 or visit

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