A Word on Storage Auctions
If you’re worried about ending up on Storage Wars as seen on TV, please be aware that Storage facilities can only auction off the contents of a unit when the tenant stops paying rent. Even then, the storage facility is required by law to notify the tenant through either public notice, post or electronic mail. The delinquent tenant can pay for their unit at any point during this process, thus cancelling the need for the auction.
The process can vary slightly by state, though, so if you’re worried that your furniture or personal possessions will end up being sold, make sure you familiarize yourself with your state’s laws.
In Pennsylvania however, if you pay your fees on time, you won't ever have to worry about losing your valuables to an auction