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Estate Cleanouts Happen For Many Reasons

Posted by Junk King on Oct 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM


The average homeowner moves almost every seven years in the U.S. and  for any number of reasons. And some will need an estate cleanout.

While it's true that foreclosures have steadily declined over the last 10 years, and home sales have increased, there a many reasons that estate cleanouts are  needed.

Unfortunately, the more common reasons are not happy ones. People often experience difficult life events, such as the death a spouse, a divorce, or necessary downsizing because of debilitating debt. And, oftentimes, these people don't want or need all their household goods or belongings.

Managing these types of events are distressing enough without having to liquidate some or most of their home's belongings.

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Estate Cleanouts Can Require Junk Hauling

While it may seem a bit harsh to refer to someone's household belongings as "junk," the harsh reality for many people is that, if no one wants those items, then they are junk. And that means they need to be removed, hauled off and properly disposed of somehow.

However, the upside is that, while they are being removed as junk items, most of it has value either "as is" and can be reused or donated, and the rest is most likely recyclable. That means little, if any, of the items hauled away during an estate cleanout needs to end up in a landfill.

Another factor with estate cleanouts is that they often involve the services of a real estate professional. Since most of the scenarios requiring a possible estate sale and, certainly, an estate cleanout include a home sale, the real estate agent often arranges for the cleanout.

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Moving Out Usually Means removing Junk

No matter the reason for the move, what no one wants to have to take care of is cleaning out the house.

While an estate sale might reduce the amount of goods and belongings to be disposed of, it is quite likely there will be plenty left behind.  And this is a task that, while certainly necessary, is not what most folks want to be doing - including the real estate agent!

When you consider that the average homeowner sells their home after residing in it for about six or seven years, they tend to have accumulated quite a bit of stuff.

And when someone has lived in a house for decades, then it becomes quite likely that there will be large quantities personal belongings, furniture, books, clothing, knick-knacks, and other items. These will most likely be found in the garage, on the side of the house, or in the attic or basement, as well as throughout the home.

If the previous occupants have moved out and left large quantities of items they didn't want, or couldn't take with them, someone still has to arrange for it to be cleaned up and the junk hauled away.

Here's a handy graphic that describes the most common scenarios that real estate professionals  encounter requiring professional junk hauling:



Professional Estate Cleanout Services Can Help

Every day, there are many people who need help cleaning out their property.

It may be due to the unfortunate reality that they have to liquidate their assets as part of a divorce settlement. But other scenarios can be positive events such as needing to move unexpectedly to accept a dream job in another city or state. And then there are those who simply want to reduce their "footprint" by downsizing their lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the task of hauling away old furniture, appliances,  unwanted household goods and other junk items can be difficult work.  When you consider that the average home size in the United States is about 2,500 square feet, and we tend to accumulate things, that's a lot of space to fill up with belongings of one kind or another.

This can be especially true for elderly parents or grandparents who have likely accumulated years of belongings. These can easily fill both the house and the garage. And many people have rented storage units or storage sheds on their own property.

So, the job of sorting, cleaning, and disposing of all of it can be overwhelming.


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Estate Cleanout Services for Real Estate Professionals

The good news is that cleaning out a vacant home or rental property doesn't have to be a DIY project for real estate professionals. In addition to having a good cleaning service for the inside of the property, having a reliable junk hauling service is a good idea, as well.

And, because of the amount of work that's often needed, smart agents know that it's more cost-effective and efficient to outsource the work to a professional property cleanout service like Junk King.

In addition to being a quality junk hauling firm, we work hard to protect and preserve the property.

As experienced real estate "partners" Junk King understands the needs of real estate professionals and we are knowledgeable of investor/insurer guidelines so you can be assured that all the work will be completed in accordance to the applicable specifications.

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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. Junk King offers fast and friendly junk hauling with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices.

We recycle or donate 60 percent or more of the junk we collect — including renovation debris, furniture and appliances, and even clothing and personal items. Real estate ventures can proudly call Junk King their green partner for real estate junk removal.

Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! You can trust us to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).

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