Storing items in a third-party storage unit can become costly over time. It’s common for residents and businesses to use storage units during transitions from one location to another. But sometimes people run out of space at their new location and aren’t sure what to do with certain items so they put them in storage until it’s time to trim the budget. Here are things to know about storage unit cleanouts, which Junk King makes quick and painless.
What is Storage Unit Cleanout?
The United States is home to about 60,000 self-storage facilities, which cover over a billion square feet of space. Any given facility usually has several storage units to rent to customers and some even have hundreds. The problem of keeping unused items stored too long is that storage fees add up, especially if they run hundreds of dollars per month. Pretty soon the return on investment becomes questionable, which leads owners to conduct a storage unit cleanout.
While these units come in various sizes, even small units can take time to remove dozens of items. It helps to plan a storage unit cleanout so that all items can be considered as keepers or giveaways. Working with experienced junk removal experts at Junk King makes the plan even stronger.
Making Storage Unit Cleanout Easy by Hiring Junk King Experts
Junk King not only serves customers who store personal belongings, it also serves storage facility unit managers who sometimes must deal with abandoned junk. Sometimes customers leave the country, become uninterested or simply can’t afford to make the next storage unit payment, so they just leave their stuff behind. The facility manager is then stuck with the problem of abandoned junk until they call Junk King for a cleanout.
The storage facility manager’s main concern becomes clearing out the junk as soon as possible to rent the space to someone else. Every day the junk sits in storage is a day of lost revenue. Yes, the manager can sell forfeited belongings in an auction, but it might be useless junk so old no one wants to buy it. Junk King delivers unwanted items to recyclers, as most products can be recycled even if most are not.
One of the main issues at typical storage facilities is that units are crammed close together with narrow walkways, making it difficult for movers to move in and out. Junk King has so much experience with these types of facilities that cleanouts go smoothly without the typical headaches that make cleanouts stressful.
Removing End of Life Junk
Every manufactured product has a certain lifespan based on the material and how it interacts with people and the environment. Over time all materials degrade unless they are well managed with regular maintenance and care. When equipment sits in a storage unit for months it can get compromised by cold or hot temperatures, which speeds up its lifespan.
Junk King focuses on removing items that need to be sent to either a junk yard or a recycler. A storage unit simply is not the place to store valuable items for long periods. It’s best used for storing items temporarily, not indefinitely. Storing worthless junk for hundreds or thousands of dollars over time is not good for any budget. Junk King offers tips for maximizing storage units so people are alerted not to fall into a long-term rent-paying trap.
Storage unit cleanouts can be game-changing experiences for some businesses. They can help organizations aim for efficiency to rethink physical space and go more digital. Many general office practices of the last century can now be done digitally, such as various forms of communication, data collection, analysis and content creation.
Today’s businesses simply don’t need as such office space to store documents, especially if they move in a paperless direction. Many office functions can now be performed on computers in virtual environments. As businesses transform from the physical to the virtual world, there will continuously be less need to store physical items onsite, as logistics services handle warehousing and shipping. In many cases, corrugated boxes, which comprised the most recycled materials of 2018, are worth more than old junk stored in them.
When the clock is ticking and an organization must remove junk from a storage unit by a certain deadline, contact Junk King Storage Unit Cleanout services. Our professional team understand efficient cleanouts. Getting rid of old equipment is an important topic for any business that pays for a storage unit full of outdated useless machines. Junk King has years of experience removing e-waste and getting it to appropriate locations.