Who would’ve thought that a small, unattractive utility structure could become a media star?
Welcome to the United States in the 21st century!
The fact is, that self-storage facility units have become famous for being abandoned while still full. And one of the driving forces of this media attention is the reality TV show “Storage Wars.” The program’s premise, according to the show’s producers,
“Follow four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure.”
However, the “real life” reality is that, while some may see possible treasures, storage facility managers just see junk.
Dude! Where’s My Stuff? Storage Facility Cleanouts
The problem with the popular perception perpetuated by reality TV shows is that the belongings left in these self-storage rental units typically have little or no value. And the real question is: what happens with all the “junk” that turned out to not be treasures?
The answer is that someone has to clear it all out and get rid of it. Unfortunately, the job of getting all that junk loaded up and hauled away usually falls on the storage facility manager.
Of course, there are sometimes auctions carried out, but, even if there is an auction, everything isn’t always sold. Eventually, the self-storage facility owners or their managers must deal with the defaulted leases, the abandoned junk, and maybe any items that might have been left unsold at an auction.
Ultimately, the storage facility manager is the one left with the task of clearing out the abandoned units in order to put them back on the market.
And that’s when a reliable storage unit cleanout service is needed.
The Growth of Storage Facilities in the U.S.
There was a time when a “storage unit” was just a shed in the backyard, the garage, the basement, or the attic.
Not any longer.
Today, having too much stuff is a growing problem for most people in the United States. In fact, most of us are so inundated with all our personal belongings, that we’ve turned self-storage unit rentals into an almost 40 million dollar industry!
As of 2020, the storage facility industry recorded close to 60,000 storage facilities operating just in the United States alone. These facilities add up to a total of 1.7 billion square feet of storage facility space available for rent.
So, what does that look like on a personal scale? Almost five and half square feet per person.
While that’s just over five square feet of storage space for every man, woman, and child in the nation, that is also more than five square feet for about 331 million people as of 2020! And even though not everyone in the country has a rented self-storage unit, it’s estimated that almost one out of every ten households do rent a storage unit.
All of this means that it’s a great time to be one of the hundreds of companies that build and maintain the tens of thousands of storage facilities across the nation. But, when it comes to dealing with the day-to-day operations of a storage facility, it is usually the individual facility manager or managers – since it’s quite common in the industry for husbands and wives to work as partners.
And they are the ones who have to deal with the hard stuff.
Stuff like renters not paying on time – or not paying at all – and units being broken into, or renters just breaking things with their trucks. In addition, these often-overworked men and women are constantly needing to keep their units leased and run the business.
Storage unit cleanouts? Who’s got time for that?
The Storage Unit is Full But Nobody’s Home
Occasionally, storage facility managers discover large amounts of junk that has been left behind by previous tenants. This is a real problem for them, unfortunately, since the work of getting all that junk cleared out and hauled off to be disposed of falls on them.
Typically, in these situations, the abandoned units need to be quickly cleared out by the managers, so they are able to rent them out again. This is critically important since available storage units that can’t be rented represent a loss of revenue for the facility owners and managers.
But sometimes, even getting all the junk out of these storage units can be a logistical challenge.
Because, as storage facility managers know, the storage units are usually built side-by-side, often with narrow hallways or paved access. In addition, the space inside a full unit is often limited and cramped. In many situations, even the work of separating and staging all the contents can be difficult and time-consuming.
For a storage facility manager, this often means time away from other duties or hiring someone to clear it out. In addition, there is often a need for a large enough vehicle to make the hauling task easier.
The good news is that Junk King Alameda offers a solution to this problem!
Don’t want to bother with doing it yourself? Then Junk King Alameda is your answer for every storage facility cleanout job and junk removal. Best of all, we haul it away for one simple price, while making everything fast and stress-free for you.
Junk King Alameda and Affordable Storage Facility Cleanouts
With Junk King Alameda, you will always save money because we only charge by volume, that is, simply the amount of space your junk items take up in our trucks. This is important as most other junk removal firms charge by weight.
What’s that mean for you? Simply that you pay the same price for the amount of junk you dispose of regardless of how heavy it is. A truckload of appliances will cost you no more to dispose of than a truckload of old clothes and bedding.
In addition, our pricing is the lowest in our service area, whether that’s Fremont, Union City, Castro Valley, Newark, or Hayward. In fact, at Junk King, we guarantee to beat any written estimate.
In addition, we offer free estimates as a part of our service along with four different ways to get one:
ON-SITE: The best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price is a free, no-obligation on-site estimate.
CALL: You can also call or live chat with our customer service representatives.
TEXT: If you can take a photo of your items, text us at 737-888-5865, and we will text you back an estimate.
ONLINE: For an online pricing estimate, simply click “Pricing” in the navigation above, scroll to pricing estimator, enter a zip code, and choose “Add My Items” or “By Pickup Truck Loads”
Please note that an estimate is not an actual price quote. However, once our junk removal team shows up at your home and assesses your junk removal job, they will give you a firm and no obligation price on-site.
Get Storage Facility Cleanout Help With Junk King Alameda
Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pickup or disposal of the junk left behind in your storage facility units.
For many, the easy solution for junk disposal is to simply take it all to a landfill.
At Junk King Alameda however, we make it our mission to take the time and make the effort to recycle as much as we possibly can. In fact, we are successful in recycling 60 percent of what we take in, on average. This is one of the reasons we are known as the “Green” junk removal company!
Whether you need our services several times during the year, or just once or twice for a major storage facility cleanout, our junk removal 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).