Decluttering: Storage or Junk Removal?

Decluttering and cleaning out basements, attics, or basements can be hard work, and in some cases, you might expose yourself to mold, dust, and bacteria that can lead to infections. Without the right gear, you can get bitten by rodents or inhale mildew.

This is why junk removal companies are used all over the country: they are well equipped to clean and get rid of the junk in harsh environments. This includes cleaning apartments or homes where a hoarder used to live or removing the belongings of someone who just passed away.

In many cases, some of the belongings can be stored in a self-storage unit or donated to those in need.

If you want to find out more why junk removal services are so popular and how can you benefit from them, read on.

A cluttered home can have an impact on your well-being

Being surrounded by clutter is a constant reminder you need to clean. Plus, it may slow you down when it comes to finding things or make you panic and feel embarrassed when someone is coming over to your place.

Junk can also attract mold, rodents, and disease into your home. Insects are also attracted to warm environments with dust. As a consequence, the more junk you have, the higher the chances of you living with bugs and cockroaches.

Not to mention, there are some diseases caused by having mold, rodents, and insects in your home.

When it’s time to call a professional

If you are too busy or can’t convince yourself to remove the junk, it’s time to call a professional.

In some cases, junk removal companies are contacted to clear houses that don’t have any junk but instead served as homes for loved ones who recently passed away.

Removing junk usually involves a lot of tough work, and in most cases, you need to protect yourself from bad smells and bacteria floating in the air.

But the more you wait, the higher the risk of getting sick. Junk removal workers have special gear that protects them during the removal process from bacteria, mold, rodents, and insects.

Also, removal companies make sure that your furniture and belongings get recycled or donated if they are still in good condition.

When junk is not junk

At times, the house is just cluttered, but there are no signs of insects, dust, or rodents in sight. Or it could be that the items can be saved and cleaned after the removal.

If you want to keep your home clutter free but at the same time you don’t want to give up some of your items, you can give a self-storage unit a try.

Self-storage units are a popular option not only for storing belongings but also for creating an alternative office or a workshop.

If during the junk removal process you need a new workshop or office, you can install one in a self-storage unit. In most indoor units, you have access to electricity and the internet as well.

After the junk removal process, the items that you choose to store need to be cleaned and inspected for any damages. Valuable items should be covered by insurance and stored in indoor units.

For example, furniture and clothes can be stored in an outdoor unit only if you cover the fabric and wood for dust protection.

Also, during the hot or cold seasons, the sudden temperature changes can damage your belongings. To prevent this from happening, choose a controlled climate unit.