Storage units are built for people to store their valuable items, particularly if they have limited space in their homes. 

They are a low-cost and safer method of storing goods. However, if the storage unit is full of rubbish, you will need professional cleaning help. 

Our Paul Rubbish Removal team will also help you organise your storage unit and dispose of any item you do not need, especially those you feel attached to. 

Here are the 7 hidden facts about the rubbish found in storage units. 

1. Old electronics occupy a large percentage of the space 

Having a cluttered storage unit can be overwhelming. You will start ignoring it and become exhausted immediately you think of moving what you do not need or you start figuring out how to organise the unit. 

Most old electronics are donated to the third world countries and another percentage of what remains ends up in storage units. 

If you do not need the old electronic device. You can dump it or send it for recycling.

2. If you store it for many years, you do not need it to live 

De-cluttering experts and professional organisers will always repeat the same thing if you have used something for over one year, you do not need it to live. 

The same applies to the items you hold in your storage unit. If you can box it up and leave it there for more than one year, you do not need it. Something you never use, it is of no value to you.

3. Most of the stored items have no value 

Unless you have been storing silver or gold in your storage unit, the objects you hold might be depreciating, and possibly, they are already valueless. 

Even though some storage situations are unavoidable, such as those arising due to divorce, family emergency or last-minute moves, the long-term payoff might not be worth it. 

You might notice that some of the items you hold in the storage units are a form of garbage after you compare the replacement amount to the amount you pay for storage. 

4. A large space encourages hoarding 

Presence of many storage options encourages hoarding. You will end up acquiring many unnecessary items. 

In fact, your storage unit might be preventing you from disposing of some forms of garbage. A rubbish removal expert will help you differentiate the unnecessary items from what you need. 

5. Household form a big percentage of the rubbish in storage units 

The most typical type of junk in storage units is household furniture pieces

Chairs and tables that people have passed from one generation to the other rarely miss in the storage units. 

Unfortunately, the furniture pieces are of no use and you have to pay for the storage to continue holding them. Take a list of the items you need and dump the rest.

6. You can reduce the rubbish by organising the storage 

Self-storage is both an art and a science, so by doing it correctly and with careful thought, you will reduce the clutter and ensure that the stacks of boxes will never fall over and hurt other things. 

You will know where you have placed each item and how to retrieve it easily later. That way, you will not open all the boxes to find one item. 

Your items will last for many years and the rubbish will be minimal.

6. Breakables might increase the rubbish 

You have to put all your breakable items in boxes when possible to keep them safe. 

Research shows that broken items form a large percentage of rubbish in storage units. If you are storing fragile items away, make sure that they are appropriately wrapped to avoid breakages.

7. You are not too busy to get rid of the waste 

By leaving the unnecessary items in your storage unit, you will be wasting money month after month. The rates might rise or even fall dramatically depending on the code and also cost you over $100 per month. 

As the year’s pass, the unit may turn into a financial loss. Try to sort out your items every weekend and throw out what you do not need regardless of how you feel attached to it. A donation is also a good option. 


For your storage unit junk removal, you need the services of the best team. We haul the rubbish away for a simple price, making everything stress-free and fast. 

Our teams specialise in junk hauling and large waste removal. Contact us and we will be in your place within a few minutes. 

Paul’s Rubbish Removal team is well-trained and fully insured so you can trust them to get rid of any unwanted items courteously and professionally. 

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    Excellent service; quote given on the spot for major clean-up of household throw-outs. The team provides quick, efficient and courteous removal! Very satisfied customer.

    Les Thompson, Bondi Beach, Residential Rubbish Removal

    We needed a few boys to come down to the building site and remove large amounts of materials after the demolition. Paul was very friendly and gave us all the info we needed. We scheduled for him to come down on the same-day as it was an urgent job. Not only did he arrive on-time and got the job done, he very professional throughout the clean-out and managed his team very well. Top job mate!

    Shane W, Demolition & Hard Materials

    Paul did a splendid job with cleaning out our backyard. We had old fridges, computers, microwaves, timber flooring and heaps of other junk left over from our house renovation. Paul was quick to provide advice and how much it’d cost to get everything cleaned up. He arrived at a time which suited us best and left absolutely no rubbish behind. I can not stress how happy we are now that our family home is junk-free! Thank you!

    Angelina W, Mascot, Residential Home Rubbish Removal

    Wanted to say a big thanks to Paul and his team for sorting out our rubbish on such late notice. Paul provided a fast and affordable quote, arrived on-time and had our rubbish totally removed within the time-frame we had given them. Can’t fault these guys whatsoever!

    David T, Maroubra, Household Rubbish Removal

    You guys are great, I’ll happily recommend you. I just wished I had found you sooner. I felt your price was a little too low when you quoted… so I didn’t think you would do such a good job… well done for proving me wrong.

    Sherryl D, Strathfield, Office Rubbish Removal

    Paul, sensational job as always, love how easy you make it look. Definitely won’t hesitate in calling you again should either my family or friends need rubbish removed. Thanks again!

    Simon R, Bondi, Garden Clean-Up

    Dear Paul, My husband told me what a great job you did in the kitchen, I got home and found every bit of our demolished kitchen removed and I just wanted to write and say thank you for doing it so quickly, thoroughly and for cleaning up afterwards as well. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. We both felt your price was very reasonable too. Many thanks.

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