Self-storage units have become notorious for being abandoned while still full. Though some may see possible treasures, self-storage managers just see junk.
And there lies the problem: what to do with all the "junk" that didn't turn out to be valuable? That's when you need a good storage unit cleanout.
For most people in the U.S. having too much stuff is a problem. In fact, most of us are inundated with excess personal belongings, so we've turned storage unit rentals into an almost 40 million dollar industry.
The Rise of Self-Storage in the U.S.
There was a time when "self-storage" was relegated to a shed in the backyard, the garage, basement, or attic. No longer.
Today, the self-storage industry boasts close to 60,000 storage facilities just in the United States, offering up a total of 1.7 billion square feet of rentable self-storage space. How much is that on a personal scale? About 5.4 square feet per person.
Over five square feet of storage space for every man, woman, and child in the nation - which is about 331 million people in mid-2020. Oh - and it's estimated that almost one out of every ten households rent a storage unit.
All of which is great for the myriad of companies that build and maintain the tens of thousands of storage facilities across the nation. But it is the individual facility manager or managers - since it's quite common for husbands and wives to take on the roles as partners - who bear the brunt of the hard stuff.
In other words, along with people not paying on time, or not paying at all, people breaking in, tenants just breaking things, trying to keep units leased, and running a business, they also have to deal with occasional storage unit cleanouts.
When the Tenant's Gone But Their Stuff Isn't
Sometimes, storage facility managers discover that large amounts of junk have been left behind by old tenants. This is a real problem for them, unfortunately, since the work of getting all that junk cleaned out, loaded up, and hauled away to be disposed of usually falls on them.
There can, of course, be auctions if it seems worthwhile. But, even if there is an auction, not everything left in a storage unit may get sold. This means the self-storage facility owners or their managers must deal with the discarded junk, and any items that went unsold at an auction.
Typically in these situations, the storage facility manager is left with the task of clearing out the abandoned units in order to be able to rent them out again. This is critically important since an abandoned storage unit that can't be rented represents a loss of revenue for the facility owners.
And, sometimes, just getting all the junk out of these storage units can be a logistical challenge.
That's because, as many self-storage customers know, the units are usually built side-by-side, often with narrow hallways or access roads, and any space inside a unit is often limited and cramped. All of this can make the work of separating and staging all the "junk" a bit difficult.
For a facility manager, this often means having to arrange for extra hands and a large enough vehicle for making the hauling task easier.
The good news is that Junk King offers a couple of solutions to this problem!
One option for property managers who have to remove junk from abandoned units is to rent of our MINI Dumpsters. By having access to a small dumpster, the job can go faster and be far more efficient. A MINI Dumpster from Junk King can be a quick and affordable solution to what is usually tough and labor-intensive chore.
Don't want to bother with doing it yourself? Then Junk King can be your answer to taking care of your storage unit cleanout and junk removal. Best of all, we haul it away for one simple price, while making everything fast and stress-free for you.
Self-Storage Cleanout Help With Professional Junk Removal
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the junk left behind in your self-storage units.
Whether you need our services several times during the year, or just once or twice after a major cleanout, our our self-storage cleanout professionals will ensure that any furniture and other items are quickly out of your unit and off your facility so that you can get on with renting it out again.
Our team specializes in property cleanouts and junk removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of those 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 an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).