If you have an excessive amount of junk you need to get rid of, you're likely to grab your phone and look for "junk removal near me." Then what?
What you may find is that there are quite a few options for junk removal in your area. But how do you decide which one to go with? We've got a few tips to help you out with that.
Junk Removal: What You Need to Know
Perhaps the first thing you should know is that, if you need to get rid of some junk, you're not alone.
The junk removal industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. with over 7,000 firms at more than 14,000 locations across the country. A big reason for this is that Americans are also the largest consumers per capita in the world. And we throw out more stuff than most anyone else on the globe, as well.
Before we throw it out, however, a substantial amount of our junk spends time in a storage unit first.
SpareFoot.com reported on the state of the U.S. self-storage business in March 2020 :
U.S. Self-Storage Industry Data
Annual 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 is enough self-storage space in the U.S. to provide more than five square feet of space for every person in a population of over 331,000,000 people! That's a lot of storage units.
It's also a lot of junk.
Decluttering and Junk Removal
But most of the time, the junk you want to get rid of isn't even the stuff in your self-storage rental unit - it's in your house.
Maybe you're one of those people whose garage is so full of belongings that you can barely walk through it, never mind parking a car in it. That's okay - you're not alone in that, either. It's estimated that more than 50 percent of people with garages cannot park their cars in them.
And we haven't even touched basements, attics, spare closets, backyard storage sheds and those handy under-the-bed storage containers.
The truth is, most of us have far more than we need or even want. And that means that junk removal is not simply something that would be convenient - it's a real necessity if we're ever going to be able to declutter homes and our lives.
Deciding what to get rid of and what to keep can be difficult for many people. A good rule of thumb that is often proposed is to seriously consider tossing anything you haven't used or worn in more than a year. Of course, this wouldn't apply to specialty tools and first aid kits. But you get the idea.
Once you decide on what to throw out you then have to figure out how and where to dispose of it. And that's why you'll likely be looking for junk removal services near you.
Junk Removal Options Near You
Most people have three real options for getting rid of their junk:
- Do it themselves with their own (or borrowed or rented) truck
- Hire a professional firm to come and take it away for them
- Rent a dumpster to fill themselves and then have it picked up
The first option is fraught with challenges. It means having a vehicle and that in itself can be a problem. And once you have a suitable vehicle you have to have a place to take your junk to. If it can be donated or recycled, that means tracking down "where" and then "how" and "when."
If your junk can't be reused in some way then you need to have a landfill nearby to dump it all. And that, too, can be problematic. Then there are all the costs involved: rental, fuel, fees, and even equipment for hauling in some cases.
The good news is that the very best junk removal firms can offer you the other two other options.
At Junk King, for example, we can come to you and quickly and efficiently load up and haul off all of your junk items. We can take almost anything that isn't hazardous materials. And we'll make sure as much of your junk as possible gets reused or recycled.
In addition, if you prefer to do the heavy lifting and tossing, we can offer you our unique and accessible MINI Dumpster rental. With our driveway-friendly dumpsters you can take your time with a cleaning project and load your junk into it at your leisure.
Once you're done or the container is full, we can come right out and haul it away for you.
And you only pay for the space used, not the weight of your junk. That's good business!
Get the Best Junk Removal "Near You"
As we've already pointed out, you can certainly find some guy with a truck who's willing to do the job for you. But, as we also noted, choosing that option can end up costing you more than you hoped to save.
On the other hand, Junk King can provide you with an efficient, safe, affordable, and eco-friendly junk removal and hauling service so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your excess junk or extra-large trash items.
And, if you need our services several times during a clean-up or remodel project, or just this one time, our hauling professionals will ensure that all the junk and debris is out of your way so that you can get on with your life or business.
We can be at your house or property in mere minutes, so call us today! Our team is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
And one of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle 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).