Storage and self-storage rental is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. and we still don't seem to have enough storage space for all our stuff.
Americans are notorious for acquiring and collecting personal belongings and "things." We have so many consumer goods that we are often either the envy of other nations, or somewhat of a pariah. And finding room for keeping all of our things - our "stuff" - is what has made the business of self-storage units so lucrative.
Storage Units - A Place for Our Stuff
Sometimes, however, it can seem easier to just forget about all that extra stuff, abandon our storage units, and stop paying rent on them. But, not only is that not a good - nor legal - solution, it isn't really necessary.
Which is not to say that it doesn't happen. That's when storage facility managers are left with unwanted items have been left behind by old tenants, and the task of getting everything removed and hauled away usually becomes their problem.
When tenants abandon their stored belongings, the manager can auction off the contents if they have value, but the managers still have to get rid of any abandoned junk that goes unsold at the auction.
At the same time some people leave their belongings in storage, many others are obtaining units for the first time and the growth of self-storage and the building of storage units continues.
How Much Stuff Is There Out There?
According to SpareFoot.com, an industry overview as of March 2020 would look like this:
U.S. self-storage sector snapshot Data
Annual industry revenue $39 billion
Number of storage facilities (range) 45,000-60,000
Total rentable self-storage space 1.7 billion square feet
Self-storage space per person 5.4 square feet
Percentage of households renting self-storage units 9.4 percent
Average monthly cost for a self-storage unit $87.89
The bottom line is that there are more self-storage facilities in the U.S. than there are Walmarts, McDonald's, and Starbucks locations combined! (33,743 as of May 2020 in case you're wondering)
It is fairly obvious then that Americans have a massive and growing need to store stuff!
The problem for many of us who have to rent storage units for all our excess stuff is that they eventually get full. And when we actually do need to get something out, it's difficult to find what we're looking for. So we find ourselves thinking it's time for a bigger storage unit or even a second unit!
What To Do With All Our Stuff?
Maybe - just maybe - a better solution for many of us is to simply reduce the amount of junk we keep storing in our closets, basements, attics, backyard sheds and garages.
And rented storage units.
In other words, maybe it's time to clean out your storage unit and start getting rid of the junk. And summertime is a great time for making that happen!
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, getting organized and freeing yourself of clutter and unwanted junk, you might need help.
That's where our quick guide for getting organized can come in handy.
But it’s also 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 self-storage unit before the rent is due again, quick turn-around is important.
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!
Our teams have the resources to handle all sizes and types of junk including large furniture, kitchen appliances, and extreme volumes of junk and debris. Our crew can 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 other side of the self-storage equation is the management of the self-storage facility. These folks who often need junk removal in order for them to keep their rental units clean and available for rent.
Why do they have to do that? Because, as we noted earlier, they sometimes get stuck with all the stuff.
Your Team for Unwanted Storage Junk Removal
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.
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, let our professional junk hauling team quickly haul away the unwanted items and free up a unit for a new renter.
When you need junk hauled off from a storage facility, Junk King is your best team for the job. 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.