Junk King Blog

Providing you with great articles on Junk Removal!

Does Your Self-Storage Unit Need Some Junk Removal?

Posted by Junk King on May 1, 2018 12:25:00 PM
If you've been paying to keep your excess belongings in a self-storage unit month after month for years, you just might need some junk removal done.


 Sometimes it might seem easier to just to just forget what's in there, abandon the storage unit, and stop paying the rent. However, this is certainly not the best - nor legal - option. Unfortunately, when that does happen, and storage facility managers discover that items have been left behind by old tenants, the task of getting everything removed and hauled away usually falls on them.

If a tenant does abandon a unit full of belongings, the managers may opt to auction the goods if they seem to be valuable. But even then the owners or managers must deal with discarded junk and any items that go unsold at the auction. 

Unwanted Stuff in Self-Storage Needs Junk Removal

According to recent statistics at SpareFoot.com,  there are between 44,149 and 52,000 just in the U.S. And the industry is marked by a few big players and large number of smaller entrepreneurs. Industry ownership breaks down to to 18% of facilities owned by the six largest public companies, 8% owned by the next top 100 operators, and 74% owned by small operators.

The bottom line is that there are more self-storage facilities than McDonald's or Starbucks locations. This means that Americans have a massive and growing need to store stuff! Whether it's because we tend to accumulate more than we can use at the moment, or simply can't bear to get rid of things we don't really need, the fact is that storage facilities are continuing to be built to accommodate the growing need.

The problem for most folks who rent storage units is that they eventually get pretty full. This means that when you do need to get something out, it's difficult to find what you're looking for. Organizing of the junk gets increasingly difficult given the small spaces to you have to work in.

And when that happens it's time to clean out your storage unit and start getting rid of the junk!


the complete summer cleaning guide


Depending on how much junk we're talking about this could become a major chore. In fact, if you are really serious about "downsizing" your storage demands and freeing yourself of clutter and unwanted junk, you might need help.

That's where a professional junk hauling service comes in handy.

But it’s important to find an experienced junk removal company that specializes in this type of junk hauling. And if you're looking to clear out your unit before the rent is due again, quick turn-around is important.

Since timing is such a critical part of the process, especially with self-storage rental, dependability and timeliness are important qualities to look for when you choose to outsource this work.

Junk King offers professional experts who know how to safely and carefully remove even the biggest, bulkiest, heaviest items. The only thing we don’t take is hazardous waste — and hopefully you didn't store anything hazardous!

We have the staff and resources to handle all varieties of storage space facility junk removal — even large furniture, kitchen appliances disposal, and extreme volumes of junk and debris. Our crew will haul away refrigerators, beds, sofas, and other awkward or large items.

And we only charge based on how much space the junk takes up in our trucks, so don’t worry about heavy loads.


the do you really need it checklist


Junk Hauling Services for Self-Storage Owners and Managers

The other side of the self-storage service arrangement is the ownership and management of the self-storage facilities. These folks often find that junk removal is necessary in order for them to keep their units clean and available for rent.

Why is that? Because they sometimes get stuck with the stuff.

If the renter of a storage unit defaults on payments, the storage facility owner or manager is left with the task of clearing out the abandoned unit in order to put it back on the market. An abandoned storage unit full of items that have been left behind represents a loss of revenue for the facility owners.

The good news is that you don't need to miss out on storage rental fees because a storage unit has abandoned junk. And you don't have to take on a difficult and time-consuming task like sorting and hauling all those items yourself.

Whether you are a renter, or a facility manager, letting a professional junk hauling firm quickly haul away the unwanted items will free up a unit for a new renter, or allow current renters to stop paying rent on an unneeded storage unit.

The Best Team for Unwanted Junk Removal and Hauling

When you need junk hauled off from a storage facility, Junk King is your best team. You make the call and we haul it away for one simple price, which makes everything fast and stress-free for you.

Our team specializes in large waste removal and junk hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.

Free Junk Removal Price Estimator

Topics: clear clutter, self-storage, downsizing, declutter, junk haulling, storage

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all