Saturday, July 26, 2014


This is a very common site where I work. Just about every morning in my driver through, I find 5 or 6 lottery tickets. They come in several varieties and sizes. It's strange to see them in a storage facility, I guess they blow in from outside.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At My Desk

This is a shot of my desk where I spend most of my time at work. I was pretty bored.

I found this on the the ground outside. It gleamed in the sunlight, so I picked it up. It's a piece broken off of some jewelry.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Baby Clothes

This was a small 5x10 unit. I thought it was going to be simple enough to clean out, it didn't seem like very much stuff...

I found some loose change right at the entrance.

Now it's time to take on the pile.

This was a maxi pad... Hopefully it wasn't used, but I swept it into the trashcan to be safe.

So, there was a bunch of junk under that tarp...

Underneath it all was a bunch of baby clothes. I had to throw them all away.

This was probably the creepiest doll I've ever seen...

Underneath all those clothes there was this unused lock with the keys.

Just some dirty underwear and socks. I don't always find good things cleaning units...

So yeah, that was it for that storage unit.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Over a few weeks there was a lot of drama over this unit. A couple had divorced some time ago and the unit was rented when they were still married. There were disagreements about who was really in charge of the unit and it had gone to lien and was about to be auctioned off. After the whole mess and drama and disputes, they finally settled things and got what they wanted out the unit and abandoned what neither party wanted.
This is what was left behind...
For the most part, it was junk. Remnants of everyday things.
Bags of old clothes.
Some old crutches and some blinds.
I opened up a toolbox and found a set of security bits. They looked like they had never been used. But, like most tools I find, my manager wants us to keep at the store.
Some graffiti on the old desk.
Surprisingly, I found some old PS2 games in the drawers. Unfortunately, they were all scratched up and would be unusable.
I had to make a second trip to throw this desk away.
As I was lifting one of the boxes into the dumpster, the bottom fell out. There were some more severely scratched video game discs and cables. Also some burned CDs and DVDs. Surprisingly under that pile were some brand new wrenches (again this was left at the store). I did get a 6 ft. HDMI cable out of it all, though.
Here is the unit left empty. What once might have meaning is gone now. The things left behind didn't have much value, at least not to the couple who abandoned them and probably not to any other observer. However, there was a sad, or solemn, feeling cleaning out the unit, knowing that it was all that remained of that relationship, and I was the one who threw the last bits of it away.