During the past three years or so, most people have probably spent more time in their homes than ever before. The combination of a global pandemic, lockdown orders, and a massive shift to online learning and work-from-home arrangements has meant that our living spaces are increasingly “occupied” throughout the day. Though that can certainly be a good thing (after all, it makes sense to actually “use” your $300,000 home), many people in Fresno may find that their homes suddenly feel more cluttered and disorderly due to the increased occupation.
With the closure of gyms, malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and other common entertainment spaces, most households probably turned to online shopping as a way to fill their time during COVID. In fact, one recent study found that barriers to in-store visits lead to many consumers turning to online shopping. Global retail e-commerce actually increased 26.4 percent to US$4.248 trillion in 2020, and that number continues to grow today.
Now that COVID restrictions have died down and life is getting back to normal, many homeowners, business owners, and other residents in Fresno might find that they no longer have much use for many of those “pandemic purchases” that are cluttering up your living and workspace.
If you no longer use that Pilates workout machine or any of the other dozens of other items you may have purchased during COVID lockdowns, Junk King in Fresno is here to help you quickly and efficiently clean up your space. We are proud to be the top-rated junk removal company in Fresno and the surrounding region and offer both residential and commercial junk removal services to help people and businesses in Fresno deal with their post-pandemic clutter in the most efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly way possible.
Some Somber Statistics on our Cluttered Homes
Before we take a look at how Junk King can help you recover your home and workspaces, let’s take a realistic look at how clutter has come to dominate our lives. One recent survey determined that more than one-fourth of Americans CURRENTLY think their home is at least somewhat cluttered. More specifically, six percent of American adults said their house or apartment is “very” cluttered, and 21 percent classified their space as “somewhat” cluttered. Another study found that 75 percent of struggling small business owners believed that being disorganized was the direct cause of some of their productivity losses.
Furthermore, in our consumer-driven society, it is becoming almost “second nature” to accumulate items that take up an enormous amount of valuable space in the places we occupy. This is part of the reason why the self-storage industry has grown to an incredible size, posting almost $40 billion in annual revenue. Despite an abundance of online organizing tips and YouTube videos, almost 10 percent of Americans rent a storage facility, and 25 percent of people with two-car garages don’t park in them at all due to the amount of clutter that they have accumulated.
Living in a cluttered home isn’t just a minor inconvenience, but can lead to high-stress levels and other negative mental health effects. One survey determined that around 55 percent of Americans find themselves stressed out by the clutter in their homes. In businesses, excess clutter can also seriously affect worker productivity, thus leading to financial hardships.
The Challenges of Maintaining a Clean and Uncluttered Home or Business
Unfortunately, keeping our homes and businesses organized, structured, and clutter-free can be extremely challenging. One of the biggest challenges that individuals, homeowners, and businesses face when trying to declutter their homes or businesses is the act of physically moving and removing the excess junk items they have laying around. Hauling a 300-pound couch located on the second floor of your home is not feasible for everyone, and most people probably don’t have a massive pickup truck and trailer that will be necessary to haul those items to the nearest donation center, thrift store, or recycling facility.
What’s worse is the fact that the public junk removal company in Fresno has strict regulations on bulky junk items. Simply hauling your old refrigerator or mattress out to the curb might actually land you a fine from the public waste management company. In some cases, scheduling a bulky item pickup might lead to a lengthy waiting period, especially during the holidays and other busy times of the year.
Why Hire Junk King of Fresno for your Post-Pandemic Cleanup?
If you need to get rid of bulky junk items that have taken over your home or business, is there an easier and faster solution? Here at Junk King of Fresno, our mission is to help individuals and businesses efficiently get rid of the excess junk that is cluttering their spaces. When you hire us for any sort of junk removal need, our professional junk removal teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. There is no need to haul heavy items out to your driveway or the curb. Just let us know what you want to be taken away, and we will do the rest.
We also believe wholeheartedly that superior customer service is the best way to attract and retain our residential and commercial customers. For that reason, we want to ensure that getting your junk hauled away is an effortless and straightforward process. We know that people hate hidden fees and charges, and we are proud to provide our customers with fair and transparent pricing mechanisms. Before committing to our services, we offer four different ways to get a free and transparent estimate:
- On-Site Pricing: This option allows us to accurately assess the job and offer you the lowest price estimate
- By Phone: You can also call (888) 888-JUNK or (650) 394-7484 to live chat with our highly trained customer service representatives to also get a free estimate.
- By Text: You can also text us an image of the items you want to get rid of. Simply text us the image(s) at (737) 888-5865, and we will text you back an estimate.
- Online: Lastly, you can also click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scroll to the pricing estimator, enter your zip code, and choose estimate “By List Item” or “By Truckload.”
Once you do decide to work with us, our superior customer service extends to the actual junk pickup as well. We believe that we should work around your schedule and not vice versa. For that reason, our customers can pick up a two-hour window on the day they need their junk to be picked up. Our Junk King team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled pick-up to make sure that you´re at home.
Lastly, we also know that many of our customers in Fresno and the surrounding communities care about the environment and want to do their part to reduce the amount of junk that ends up in our local landfills. When you hire us for your junk removal needs, we make every effort to ensure that your “pandemic purchases” and other junk items are either donated, recycled, or upcycled. We have developed several partnerships and relationships with donation centers, recycling organizations, thrift stores, and others across the region, and we are proud to say that 60 percent of all the junk items we pick up either get recycled or reused. This number is significantly higher than other junk removal companies.
The process of decluttering a home or business without outside help may seem close to impossible for many homeowners, business owners, and other residents of Fresno. Hiring a professional junk removal company like Junk King can make that process significantly easier and less stressful, while also not costing you an arm and a leg. Give us a call today to set up an appointment with our helpful junk removal teams to take control of your clutter management and enjoy a stress-free living.