One of the inescapable facts of living in San Diego is the need for storage. It seems that almost everyone has more “stuff” than they can keep in their homes. And this leads to the need for an abundance of self-storage facilities.
But not everyone keeps their stuff and, in fact, they often abandon their self-storage units.
And this means that storage unit cleanouts are needed, too.
Reality TV vs Reality at Storage Facilities
Recently, these self-storage facilities and their rental units have become the focus for reality TV shows. The premise being that many abandoned units are full of abandoned belongings that are potentially worth huge sums of money.
As one reality TV show, “Storage Wars”, is described by the producers, the appeal is in following “four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure.” While this may happen from time to time, what is usually left behind is merely considered junk to most people.
And the reality of storage facility management is that the storage unit managers have to clear out all that junk.
Managing Storage Unit Cleanouts
The reality for most every storage facility manager is that any personal belongings left in their self-storage rental units usually have little or no value to anyone else. They can’t be re-sold for the most part, so an auction is not often an alternative.
So, what do they do with all the “hidden treasures” that are actually just junk? It ends up being disposed of.
And the tough part for the storage facility management is that they are responsible for clearing it out and getting rid of it. Even if they do try to auction off items that they feel might have some resale value, most of the time this doesn’t happen.
Depending on the size of the storage unit and the amount of goods and belongings stored inside, this can be a huge task. And it’s not one that many managers have the time nor the staff for. And that’s when professional storage unit cleanout service is needed.
The State of Storage Facilities in California
California has the largest population of any state in the union – 39.9 million people, in fact. And San Diego is pretty large as well, with about 1,427,720 residents in 2021. With almost 1.5 million people just in San Diego, you have to imagine that there’s quite a bit of storage needed for their extra stuff!
And, the truth is, California does indeed have quite a bit of self-storage.
Below are some statistics from SelfStorage.com that provide an overview of the self-storage industry in California:
- – California is home to more than 3,500 self-storage facilities
- – California facilities offer more than 213.3 million square feet of storage space combined.
- – California has 5.53 square feet of storage space for every man, woman, and child. That’s on par with the national average of 5.4 square feet per person.
People are constantly moving, and this is one of the main reasons for renting a storage unit: being in-between homes. And many of those people are moving to the San Diego area.
And who can blame them? It’s probably the best place to live in California!
We are the home to the second-largest employer in the entire state, for example, the 32nd St Naval Station (San Diego) with over 42,950 employees.
As California’s second-biggest city, San Diego is the home of numerous universities and colleges, unique neighborhoods, and miles of beautiful beaches and wildlife. Downtown San Diego is a great place to hang out and the city is an escape from the noise and craziness of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
But the cost of living is a bit up there: 44 percent higher than the national average, which is still far better than that of San Francisco at 80 percent higher!
The median home price in San Diego is over $810,000 and the average rent is above $2,100 a month, with the average apartment size being 828 square feet. That’s not very big, to be sure, and that means self-storage units are in demand here.
Today in the United States, most people have so much stuff and excess personal belongings that we can’t fit it all in our homes. So, as a result, we’ve turned the self-storage rental business into an almost 40 million dollar industry!
And, while it’s a great opportunity for employment as one of the tens of thousands of storage facility managers across the nation, there are downsides. For example, it’s quite common in the industry that managers are husbands and wives who work as partners.
And they are the ones who must deal with the storage unit cleanouts.
Dealing with the Abandoned Self-Storage Unit
When storage facility managers discover that a large amount of junk has been left behind by a previous renter, this can be a real problem for them. Regardless of the quantity of belongings left behind, or the nature of the goods, the work of getting all that junk cleared out and hauled away falls on them.
And, often, these abandoned units need to be cleared out quickly so they can rent them out again. This is critically important since units that aren’t being rented represent a loss of revenue for the facility managers and the owners.
For the typical storage facility manager, this usually means taking time away from other duties or hiring someone else to do the work of clearing it out. It also means having a large enough vehicle to accommodate the junk. And what the typical storage facility manager does not have is the spare time, money, or resources to make that happen easily.
The good news is that Junk King Downtown San Diego offers a solution to this problem!
Don’t worry about having to do it yourself – Junk King Downtown San Diego is your solution for storage facility cleanout jobs and junk removal. Best of all, we haul it away for one simple price, while making everything fast and stress-free for you.
Affordable Storage Facility Cleanouts with Junk King Downtown San Diego
At Junk King Downtown San Diego, we work hard to save you money and one way we do this is that we only charge by volume. In other words, we simply charge for the amount of space your junk items take up in our trucks, not by how heavy it is. This matters since most other junk removal firms charge by weight.
What’s that mean for you?
Simply this: 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 College Heights, East San Diego, Brooklyn Heights, or Mission Hills. In fact, at Junk King, we guarantee to beat any written estimate.
In addition, we offer our different ways to get free estimates as a part of our great service:
- 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 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, and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
Please keep in mind that our estimate is not an actual price quote. However, once our junk removal team shows up at your facility and assesses your junk removal job, they’ll give you a firm, no-obligation price on-site.
Your Storage Facility Cleanout Pros: Junk King San Diego Downtown
Junk King always provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pickup or disposal of the junk left behind in your storage facility units.
For many other junk removal firms, their solution for junk disposal is to simply take it all to a landfill.
At Junk King San Diego Downtown, however, it is our mission to always recycle as much as we possibly can. In fact, we are successful recycling 60 percent or more of what we take in. 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 boxes, furniture, appliances, and other items are out of the unit and off your facility quickly so that you can get on with renting it out again.
Our team specializes in storage facility 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.
And remember, 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, give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).