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Hoarding And Almost-Hoarding: Large Scale Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Nov 19, 2021 5:00:00 AM



Some people accumulate a lot of stuff. But others seem to have an exceptional amount of things crammed into their living spaces. And it's called hoarding.

While not all those who tend to keep too much stuff around are clinical hoarders, the challenge of removing and disposing of that junk can still be overwhelming. Fortunately, there's help!

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Lots of Junk Does Not a Hoarder Make

Many of us can go through our homes and make a mental survey of all the stuff we have stored here and there and, too often, come to the conclusion that we've got way too much. And, for some of us, that is likely true.

However, clinical hoarding - also known as compulsive hoarding or hoarding disorder - is quite rare. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from the American Psychiatric Association defines Hoarding Disorder (HD) as,

"Persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value."

Immediately, many of you reading this are probably thinking, "Oh, no! That's me!!" Probably not.

The American Psychiatric Association also notes that less than 3 out of every 100 people are likely to suffer from some degree of hoarding disorder. 

"The overall prevalence of hoarding disorder is approximately 2.6%, with higher rates for people over 60 years old and people with other psychiatric diagnoses, especially anxiety and depression. The prevalence and features of hoarding appear to be similar across countries and cultures."

However, there are many people who could classify themselves as being in that shadowy gray area that might be called "almost hoarders." That's the people who find that they cannot walk through their garage any longer, never mind try to park their car in it. 

These might be homeowners who have every closet, spare room, attic and other space filled to the brim with boxes, bags, crates, and assorted items and belongings. And have also rented a self-storage unit or two for the things they can't stuff in their house.

Or there are the "side yard" and "back yard" hoarders who keep all types of projects, materials, and other seemingly junk items piled up outside their homes. And, yes, this can often include old cars or large portions of them!

None of this necessarily means that one is a compulsive hoarder. 

But junk is junk, and getting rid of it when it's large amounts can be a problem. Which begs the question, "What can you do to manage your large scale junk removal ?"

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The Problem with Large Scale Junk Removal

For most of us, trying to get rid of bulky junk items can be a challenge. And, for most of us, it's not a job that we really want to do ourselves. Certainly not all the heavy lifting and loading! But what do you do if you don't have any friends or family to help you with that or, better yet, do it all for you?

Not only is that a great deal of hard work and possibly hazardous, depending on where your home or business is located, you may have limitations on what and where you can dispose of your junk items if you had to do it all yourself.

Finding a reliable alternative to a DIY approach is your best bet, but finding someone you can trust to do it right and to do it safely can be a challenge, as well.

The very nature of large scale junk removal means that removing, loading, and hauling all of it can be incredibly difficult for some homeowners and businesses owners. Because so much of the junk is large, unwieldy, and heavy - or there's simply way too much of it - the best approach is to just outsource the work to a professional firm.

The good news is that Junk King is standing by, ready to take your large scale junk piles off your hands - and off your property - quickly, safely, and without damaging any part of your home or place of work on the way out.

In the final analysis, it's simply a "no-brainer" - the benefits of using a professional junk removal firm like Junk King for your bulk junk items far outweigh any advantages of "doing it yourself."


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In other words, it is far more feasible and cost-effective to call on Junk King to take care of your bulk junk and trash removal needs. The DIY route may work for some junk removal tasks like cleaning a storage closet, for example.

But the truth is that most of us don't have the proper equipment nor a suitable vehicle for loading and hauling large amounts of junk items.

The bottom line is that, while you may not be a compulsive hoarder suffering from an actual hoarding disorder, you may still have a bit of a hoarding problem. If you find that you've been letting yourself fall victim to a case of "almost hoarding" this may be a good time to clear out the junk, debris, clutter, and rubbish before the holidays are in full steam.

Which is why Junk King specializes in bulk junk and trash removal for both our residential and commercial customers.


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Take Car of Large Scale Junk Removal With Junk King

Junk King provides an efficient, safe, affordable, and eco-friendly residential junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your excess junk or extra-large trash items.

And, depending on where you live, you might even consider renting one of our user-friendly MINI Dumpsters. This alternative means you can load your junk and debris at your own pace and then let Junk King come and remove it and dispose of it all for you.

Our full-service teams, on the other hand, specialize in residential and commercial trash and junk removal. We can be at your home or workplace in mere minutes, so call us today! And our expert crews are fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your debris and other unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material that we pick-up as possible. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly junk removal service.

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


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