When it comes to hiring a skip, you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of it, and as much for your money as you possibly can. Here are a few tips from the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire.
Loading Heavy And Light Goods
There is a vast array of recommendations to load heavy goods first and others that state load lighter goods first. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we actually recommend both. But there are a number of reasons to do each, so it’s best to see which is best for your goods.
If your heavier goods are bulky, then we highly recommend loading these first. Loading bulky goods first allows you to load other waste into the skip around them.
However, if your heavier items arent so bulky, placing lighter goods at the bottom, with heavier on top, allows the weight to compact the lighter goods, leaving you with more space in your skip.
We do however request that the majority of your heavier goods are towards the bottom half of the skip as this makes it much safer when removing it from your property for our loaders.
Break It Down
We often collect skips that have larger items in them, such as cupboards and boxes. For the most part, these could be broken down into much smaller pieces. If these larger items are broken down, it allows for them to be in the skip in different places and at different angles.
We often collect skips with larger pockets of unused space due to having unwanted cupboards and wardrobes thrown into them. You can save yourself money by dismantling these and popping them in flat packed.
If you are renovating your bathroom, including a new bath, toilet and sink, you might find that you are filling a whole skip with just these three items.
Where possible, we recommend trying to position your sink and toilet inside the bath. This may even mean standing them up in the bath. This will often cut the used space in half, and you can still fit waste in around them inside the bath, which will help to hold them in place.
You can then fill the rest of the skip as you please! Skip hire Longton is a great way to get your bathroom renovations underway.
We see a high number of skips throughout the year that are filled with garden waste, however, this is typically not compacted or broken down. Such as branches being left completely intact, and usually taking over your skip.
While it may be a little more time consuming, we certainly recommend cutting these up as small as possible, allowing them to take up as little space as possible.
Making the most out of your skip will also depend on the size of skip that you hire.
Mini Skips are great if you are looking to clear out a smaller amount of waste, or looking to renovate one room (unless it is the kitchen or bathroom). However, midi skips are the most common size skip for most domestic projects. These will allow you to complete garden clearances and take on a variety of types of waste.
If you are interested in skip hire in Stoke-on-Trent, get in touch with the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire today, and we’ll get you booked in for the right dates for your project.
If you are looking to hire a skip long term, please speak to our team today who will be happy to discuss this with you and offer you the best price.