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Why People Hoard

The results of a survey released in February suggest that the saying ‘tidy house, tidy mind’ could be true, with the majority of respondents in the United Kingdom feeling stressed or anxious about the amount of clutter in their houses.

Hoarding is a challenge that many people across the country face, and something which our truck teams come across on almost a daily basis.

So Why do People Hoard?

Simplified Hoarding is about the fear of throwing something away that you might need someday, of not being able to remember it perfectly or that if thrown away it will cause a problem or that something bad may happen.

The survey conducted across the country by Russell Research found that 91 percent of respondents are “overwhelmed” by the untidiness of their house, 57 percent say a disorderly house is a cause of stress, 42 percent say it makes them feel more anxious and slightly under half of all respondents claim they “won’t invite friends over” to see their home when they feel it is “cluttered.”

Mothers in particular found a disorganized house a source of anxiety with 60 percent claiming it made them feel stressed and 29 percent citing children as “the top barrier to de-cluttering their home.”

Whilst we don’t wish (in any way whatsoever) to trivialise the stress felt by hoarders or the family of hoarders there can be a simple and cost effective solution to the problem.  Due to the increase of enquiries we have received recently directly related to hoarding we have become more than capable of assisting with the condition.

Our specialist house clearance teams have the time and patience to assist in house clearances where hoarding has been evident and offer above average levels of patience and understanding to complete such clearances.  We complete literally thousands of house clearances each year so it’s unlikely that we will now come across a scenario that we can’t find a solution to. Whether its rubbish removal, fly-tipping to be cleared or years worth of junk to be removed we can deal with it quickly and efficiently.

Whether you need a full house clearance, a garage clearance, attic or loft clearance or a few items removed to allow you to start de-cluttering our truck teams are there to assist every step of the way. Our charges reflect the volume that we remove so you only pay for the space your items take up in our trucks. We can also provide you with branded post-it’s in advance of any clearance to allow you (in your own time) to clearly identify and label exactly the items you wish us to remove.

So whilst the thought of clearing a house, flat, garage, attic or garden in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen may initially appear daunting we are here to make sure it’s anything but!

As heard on Clyde 1 and Forth 1


Pete, Steven, 23/4 Pete, Eddie 26/4 Pete, mikey 1/5 Amazing services from the boys, from 3 visits.
Angel Cheung
Pete and Eddie arrived within 24 hours on the 26th of April and done everything I could have wanted and more
Emily Gallagher
Steven and Pete removed all the junk the moment they turned up. Perfect job
Tony Gallagher
Great service from Jordan and Tony. Left the place tidy. Customer support excellent also Would recommend this company
Fraser Watson
Daniel and Alex were excellent at clearing my house today, very professional, on time and executed the job efficiently.
Amy McDevitt
Have used Junk It several times in our office and they are always helpful. Daniel and Alex were on time, friendly and professional.
Sarah Fox
Jordan & his colleague were absolutely brilliant. Turned up when they were meant to, did what they said they would and had our office cleared out in about 30mins. Fantastic service. I'd recommend Junk-It to everyone. Thanks.
Mark Sinclair
Extremely efficient, Connor and Pete were on time, professional and kind to my old dog x
Catherine McKean
Steven & Dominic carried out a quick and efficient clearance from Bath Street for us with good communication beforehand and afterwards. We will be using them again!
Steven McL
Dominic and Daniel were very friendly, good lads
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