Millions of Americans, including many living in Downtown San Diego, rent a storage unit. In fact, it’s currently estimated that there was over 2.8 billion square feet of rentable self-storage space in the United States in 2021.
That works out to about 6.1 square feet per person of rentable square footage per person.
And one of the things that many self-storage units have in common is that they get packed full and must be cleared out eventually.
This can be a huge undertaking which is why Junk King San Diego Downtown specializes in helping with storage unit clean outs.
The Best Way to Reduce Clutter and Keep Your Storage Unit Clean Hassle Free
It may have been years now since you found that convenient storage spot. San Diego has plenty. In fact, according to StorageCafe.com,
“Currently, there are 81 self storage facilities and approx. 8,616 storage units in San Diego. The local inventory encompasses 6,238,270 square feet of storage space, offering 4.6 square feet per capita.”
In addition, a total of 130,717 square feet of self-storage space was projected to be completed in 2022, which would be an increase of 81.8 percent compared to the increase seen in 2021.
But most storage units simply become a place to stash things we don’t really want or need but can’t bring ourselves to get rid of. And when that storage unit gets full, we either have to rent another one – not a really good idea unless you want to start hoarding! – or have a major storage unit clean out.
And the best way to reduce clutter and keep your storage unit clean without dealing with the hassle of doing it all yourself is to call on the best junk removal service San Diego downtown has to offer: Junk King.
Storage units can be an efficient and useful approach to storing essentials that are not needed or used frequently, but too often they simply become cluttered and impossible to access. Better to give yours a major clean out and cull everything you don’t need or don’t want, especially things that aren’t even usable any longer.
How Junk King’s Storage Unit Clean-Out Services Can Help You
If you’re considering a major junk king storage unit cleaning, you may want to know where’s the best place to find help. When it comes to professional junk removal service, San Diego residents have long relied on Junk King Downtown San Diego for all their junk removal and disposal needs.
Of course, it’s easy for us to tell you how good we think we are, but a quick look at all of the Junk King reviews will show that our reputation is well-earned and our “street cred” is legit, as the say.
And, with years of experience and the advanced techniques and processes that sets us apart from most other junk removal service providers in our area, we really are the junk removal firm of choice for Downtown San Diego residents.
We also understand that the average storage unit rented is a 10×10 foot size. This can hold almost 800 cubic feet of packing space. That’s equivalent to almost 30 cubic yards. Even if your unit is only two-thirds full and you have decided to get rid of most of that, it would still take close to eight or more trips with a full size pickup truck.
And then you would still have to know where to take it all and pay for dumping fees each time. Of course, that’s assuming you even have a pickup truck – or know someone who does and is willing to help you.
On the other hand, Junk King San Diego could load all of that junk in just one load on one of our super-sized junk removal trucks. And our fees our affordable, transparent, and there’s never any added charges or “hidden” fees to surprise you.
How Does Junk King Handle Contents of My Storage Unit?
A good question that many customer ask when they call on Junk King to help with a storage unit clean out is, “What will happen with my belongings during a clean out?”
And the answer is that it is up to you.
Do you throw away things in a clean out? You probably should. If all you end up doing is sorting through it all, rearranging it, and then packing it all back in again, then you don’t really need our help. You might wonder if people really do that? All the time.
It’s hard for many of us to get rid of things that we’ve grown attached to or that have some degree of sentimental value. But for most it is simply an irrational urge to hold on to our “stuff.”
As the late George Carlin so famously put it,
“That’s all your house is – a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it.”
And a self-storage unit is essentially a really small version of our house – or our garage!
However, in a proper storage unit cleanout you will have sorted everything you are going to get rid of in two piles: Donations and Disposal.
What happens to those items you have decided to reuse through donations will be up to you. If you choose to let Junk King handle it, we will make sure that any of your usable items will find a second life through one of our many deserving non-profits in the San Diego area.
As for the “disposal” items, that’s what we do best because we get rid of all the junk we pick up each day in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. In fact, we routinely recycle as much as 60 percent or more of all the junk materials we haul off each day.
What Items Cannot be Tossed by Junk King?
Not everything that we put in our storage units can be taken right to a waste transfer station or landfill. In fact, some items cannot even be transported by most haulers, including Junk King. These are what are known as Hazardous Waste Materials.
As CalRecycle explains,
“Regulations to protect public health and the environment have been changing. This is because we now know that some common items that have traditionally been thrown in your household’s or small business’ trash cannot be safely disposed in landfills. Some of these common items are referred to as hazardous waste, such as paint, electronic devices (e-waste), and motor oil. Other household hazardous waste (HHW) items are in a subcategory called “universal waste” (e.g., batteries, CFLs, and mercury-containing thermostats). All universal waste items were banned from the trash as of February 9, 2006.”
If you want to know what items cannot be thrown away without supervision or without being transported and disposed of properly, here’s a short list from the EPA:
- motor oil
- automobile batteries
- paints and solvents
- household cleaners
- drain openers
- compressed gas tanks (such as propane and oxygen)
What Happens to the Contents of My Storage Unit after the Clean Out Is Complete?
Assuming you decide to simply clear out only the items and materials you want to keep and leave behind what you don’t want, that could be considered a “clean out” though not a thorough one.
In that case, you may wonder what happens if stuff is left in the unit after cleaning out?
As one storage website notes,
“When the unit is declared abandoned, the property manager can confiscate its contents and auction them. Many people visit storage unit auctions in the hope of finding valuable items and antiques.”
The article goes on to warn that if you leave items behind, hoping to collect them later, you may be charged a clean out fee based on the amount of items you left behind. So, if you have items that you no longer want or need, consider donating them instead of leaving them in the storage unit.
Of course, if you have Junk King San Diego Downtown load all your unwanted and unneeded storage unit items, none of this will be a consideration.
Junk King San Diego Downtown: Your Storage Unit Clean Out Partner
Calling Junk King San Diego Downtown for your storage clean out means you’ll get fast, reliable, and affordable service.
And as we noted here earlier, one of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material we pick-up as possible. The bottom line for our customers is that Junk King San Diego Downtown offers fast and friendly junk hauling services of all types.
Downtown San Diego residents and self-storage facility managers alike are all happy to have Junk King as their green partner for storage unit clean out and junk removal services.
Our teams are highly trained and professional. We can often be at your location in the same day, so call us today! You can trust us to get quickly and easily get rid of your unwanted items – and we’ll do so in a professional and courteous fashion.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).