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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!

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As a repeat customer I am delighted to report that Junk It maintains it high standards. The administration side is prompt and efficient. Jordan and Tony were cheerful, on time, and did the job with care (did not bump or scrape walls or the lift) and they were very personable ambassadors for the company. Thanks!
Great service from Jordan, Michael and Dominic, very professional and friendly team. Will definitely be using them again. Thanks lads.
Marilyn Rooney
Mikey and Dom were a great help in and out quick and fest. Were great guys very helpful
Sam Walker
Jordan and tony arrived promptly amd were done in no time . Hoghly recommend .
Scott Morrison
Just had junk it on to remove 2 massive piles of demo work. Mike and dom never stopped going up and down from the first floor to the van to get every thing removed in a timely fashion
John Brogan
Mikey and Dom came out and dismantled greenhouse without leaving any mess. They cleaned up the whole place. I was delighted by their attitude and ability and would certainly recommend and use them again.
Stan Mullen
Just want to say how amazing these guys are I phoned them and they were at the address with in an hour, it was Steven and Dominic who came to clear the flat and nothing was any bother.They got me out of a bad predicament. What has been a very difficult week was made easier by the 2 guys. So thank you l won't hesitate to use this service again. Keep up the good work
Marie Tobias
I had Dom and Dan from Junk It clearing away my Christmas Tree. They were very friendly, polite and efficient Junk It were faster and cheaper than the City Council so a good job
Debbie Reilly
Pleasant experience from start to finish. Good communication and turned up on time. Special thanks to Dominic and Stephen who were friendly and easy to deal with. A+
Mark McLaren
Dom and Michael did a great job in assisting us with our office move. Highly recommended.
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