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On The Move: Property Cleanouts And Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Nov 14, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This article was first published in August 2021 and has been updated and revised.]

People move or relocate for a variety of reasons. And many times they can't take everything with them, or don't want it all. That's when property cleanouts can help.

The problem is that many people who are in transit either don't have the time or the means to do it all themselves. And that's when a junk removal service can help.

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A Nation of People on the Move: Property Cleanouts Needed

Not every home in every move needs to have old furniture, appliances, or other items removed. 

But quite often they do. 

And, when they do, the previous occupants may not be able to take care of that chore themselves. Sometimes it is simply a matter of time - the house has to be vacated and they need to be in a new location as quickly as possible. Other times, it's a lack of resources - the individual or family may not have a suitable vehicle or the necessary manpower to make it happen.

In many situations, the house is a rental and there are property managers or landlords that are tasked with the final cleanout after a tenant vacates.

Unfortunately, evictions occur periodically and the house can be left in a less-than-desirable state of cleanliness upon the prior occupant's departure. In other words, there can be some major cleaning out and junk removal required.  

Whatever the reason, if there is property being left behind, or large amounts of trash, junk, and debris to be cleared out, a property or house cleanout is still needed.

Which is why Junk King specializes in property cleanouts

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Don't Fence Me In - When It's Time for a House Cleanout

In the US, people move all the time.

And, according to recent Census data, nearly 28 million people — or 8.4 percent of all Americans — moved in the United States in 2021.  In fact, it's estimated that the average American changes residences more than 11 times in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In European nations, this figure is closer to just four moves in an average lifetime. Which begs the question: why do Americans move or relocate so frequently?

According to one article, the top seven reasons for moves are:

  1. Job Changes
  2. Seeking Out Better Schools
  3. Needing More or Less Space
  4. Wanting a Change of Scenery
  5. Changes in Relationships
  6. Money Problems
  7. Wanting to Become a Homeowner

Not included in this list are the occasional foreclosure, tenant evictions, and even tenants skipping out to avoid rent. While these are not as common and all unfortunate, they often result in a need for property cleanouts, as well. 

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Summer is easily the busiest time of year for moving. The Census data has nearly 45 percent of annual U.S. moves taking place between May and August. And the busiest dates to move are June 1st and 30th, while September 1st and 30th come in slightly behind.

Regardless of the time of year, how far one is relocating, or the reasons for the move, all moveouts share at least one thing in common: waste.

How much waste is generated in a house moveout and cleanout?

According to one source, this is how much estimated waste is generated in moves across the country each year:

  • 900 million cardboard boxes
  • 345,000 tons of food
  • 353 million gallons of fuel
  • 90 million pounds of packing paper
  • 30 million rolls of tape
  • And 8.4 million tons of junk. This is primarily all of the things stored in cabinets, drawers, and garages that end up getting thrown out.

So, when it's all said and done, there are essentially two moves: one for all your belongings, and one for all the junk, debris, trash, and rubbish.

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Just When You Thought It was Safe to Leave the House

Property managers of rental units are quite familiar with this. Apartments, condos, and rental homes rarely have the same tenants for more than a few years. That's because, as we've noted already, people are constantly on the move.

In fact, when it comes to renters, the Census Bureau has determined that almost 13 percent of them move annually.

But the problem is that the properties that are vacated on such a regular basis cannot be leased again until the junk is removed and the property is cleaned. And each day that a rental property remains unoccupied and full of junk is time that goes by without collecting rent.

And, as any property manager or landlord knows, there are few things in their line of work that is more annoying than having to clean up a previous tenant's mess, especially when it’s an entire apartment, condo, or house, full of junk, debris, and maybe even old furniture.

Before a  janitorial company can be brought in to clean the house or apartment, all the junk has to be gone. And who's got time for that?

Especially today in our "sort of" post-COVID world. 

People moving and relocating during the last two years have faced a long series of health concerns, worker shortages, and more recently, rising fuel costs.

In fact, there have been equipment shortages plaguing the moving truck industry, as well as driver shortages, truck shortages, and other types of labor shortages. And there was even an extended period of time when it was next to impossible to find a rental car available!

But one the biggest challenges for people relocating, for landlords, and for property managers - even in the best of times - is taking care of a property cleanout and the subsequent junk removal.

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Need a Property Cleanout? Call in the Pros - Junk King

Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly bulk trash and old furniture removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Whether you're cleaning out your old home, or you're a landlord cleaning up after former tenants, we'll make sure it gets done for you.

In addition, because we are a green junk removal service, you can take pride in the fact that your old furniture items and other junk ends up in the right place - which is not the local landfill.

While we are happy to take everything you no longer want or need, if you finish your property cleanout and you have piles of junk, rubbish, and debris, you can certainly have Junk King come and remove all of it for you,. And  you'll still get the best pricing for junk hauling in your area.

However, you can make those piles much smaller by sorting out all the recyclable items and disposing of those at appropriate recycling facilities yourself, if you want to take the time and effort to do so. 

Not only are we friendly, professional, and courteous, we will make sure that everything that needs to go is removed quickly and safely - without damaging your property in the process. And once it's all gone, you can know that all your unwanted items will be properly disposed of.

That might mean going to a non-profit organization for those pieces of furniture that are still usable, or to recycling facility to ensure that everything else is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

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Your Local and Professional Junk Removal Team

Your local Junk King team is always ready to help you with property cleanouts and and other junk removal services you might need. Even if you're not moving, but just need to get your property cleaned up, you don’t have to take of the removal or disposal of the debris yourself after your home cleaning project is complete.

Whether you need our services several times during a decluttering and cleaning project, or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that your furniture, debris, and other junk is quickly out of your way so that you can get on with the next chapter of your life.

Our team specializes in trash and junk removal. We can be at your home 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 as much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being a genuinely  eco-friendly junk removal service.

So, are you ready to finish clearing out the last of your junk?

Just book an appointment online above or give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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