While winter does not officially start until 22nd December, for many of us that time feels like the middle of winter, not the beginning.
It is also the most special time of year with the Christmas festivities in full swing. This is why autumn is the best time to hire a skip and prepare for winter efficiently.
For our latest blog, Staffordshire Skip Hire is going to share five ways you can prepare for winter using a skip and give yourself a stress-free festive season with plenty of mulled wine or hot chocolate in front of the fire.
5 Winter Clearout Tips
Pre-Christmas Clearout – Even if you love Christmas, the winter season can feel cold, dark and wet at times, making it a good time to make your home as homely as possible. Having a pre-Christmas clear-out can make room for guests plus it clears space for Christmas decorations such as your tree which should take pride of place without being surrounded by clutter.
Hiring a skip will help dispose of visible clutter and you can also empty your drawers and cupboards of anything you don’t need anymore to free up storage space.
A Lean and Clean Wardrobe – Ditch those tatty old clothes and make room for a winter wardrobe selection, where each item has clear air to prevent it from getting damp and musty during storage. Bulky garments such as thick jumpers and cardigans can be vacuum-packed and stored away in the summer but will require more hanging space in winter.
We all hoard clothes we never wear and while some are perfectly fine for charity shop donations or hand-me-downs, some of the older ratty-looking garments are destined for the bin.
DIY Debris – The end of the year can come around pretty quickly leaving little time to finish off those DIY and decorating plans. Keep everything which can still be used in the next stage of your home improvement plans, but throw away empty paint cans, remnants of wood and other waste materials.
You may find renewed motivation to complete the remaining work, or alternatively, give yourself a blank canvas to pick things up again next year.
Don’t Forget About the Garden – Wet and windy weather can make gardening even more of a chore, but it is also important to maintain care for your outdoor spaces. You will need to be smart about what you keep, such as fallen leaves which can provide nutritious mulch for flowerbeds with grass clippings doing the same for your lawn.
If you are cutting back shrubs for the winter or removing weak and rotten branches from trees, skip hire is a great way to get rid of woody material that cannot be put in garden waste wheelie bins.
Seasonal Skip Hire is the Solution – Finally, while you may not have specific waste to get rid of, winter can still produce a lot of rubbish, especially from Christmas presents and the extra home festivities.
Hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire could be the best decision you will make, giving you plenty of room for household waste plus you will have somewhere to bin your Christmas tree in January.
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