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Skip Rental Tips in Essex – Make The Most Of Your Skip Hire

Are you one of those people who simply throws everything into your skip waste? You’re not alone. A lot of people chuck in as much as possible without a care in the world. If this sounds like you, then you should probably read this. This post is looking at how you can save time and save yourself some money by changing this habit. Plus we’ll show you how you can get the most out of your skip rental.

We all love to get the job done by throwing skip waste straight in. Going full throttle, as if you are a professional fighter, body slamming your opponent into the skip feels good. And whilst this can be a great stress reliever, it can also be dangerous and inefficient. As boring as it sounds, organising the way you load your skip will ensure safety. And as promised we’ll show you how to keep the cost down.

Skip Rental Done Right – No Overloading

Don’t worry you can still get all your anger out by throwing stuff in the skip. We’re going to give you a more strategic way to get the job done. Overloading the skip is not only a risk due to items sliding off, it will also cost you more money and time.

How and Why? By overloading the skip, you may end  up having to hire another skip, or a larger skip then originally planned for. This is because you haven’t used the space well and all those air pockets that fill up the volume of the skip.

Skip Rental Near Me Essex

There is a really simple solution to avoid these common problems. All you have to do is make sure you hire the right size skip. Sounds obvious but people get this wrong a lot. We are happy to advise on this when you are looking for cheap skip hire in Essex here at DTM Skips.

Don’t Waste Space When Booking Skip Rental

Think of filling a skip as a similar process as packing a suitcase or playing Tetris. The best way to get the most rubbish in the skip is to roll instead of fold. That applies to loading skips too. If it is a material and can be rolled up then doing this will save space. This will make it a lot easier to stack a few rolls of carpet up while saving plenty of space.

Using the suitcase analogy again, a simple tip is to load all the flat items first. This covers the bottom of the skip and will flatten out any air pockets. When you have done this you’ll make the most of the space and can effectively add the lighter debris. The heavier bulky objects can be used to compact everything down when they are added to the skip last.

Skip Rental Safety Tips To Avoid Injury

Where possible, safely break up large objects into smaller pieces. If you need to, make use of eye protection goggles. Referencing Tetris again, be strategic in how you win this game of puzzles. Use the shapes properly to avoid creating gaps. doing this will help you to avoid any inury’s.

Overfilling Skip Rental

It may seem like a great idea to shove in as much as possible into one small skip. This is fine, as long as everything fits safely and you’ve followed the above tips. If you don’t you run the risk of overflowing. This will again run the risk of you having to spend more time unloading and re-filling a second skip rental. Getting the skip size right the first time around is essential in saving you time and money.

Our rule of thumb when it comes to skip hire is simple. Don’t overfill. To be clear, the maximum amount you can fill a skip is to the height of the skips sides. If you imagine that you need to place a lid on top of the skip at the end that will help you avoid overfilling.

A Guide To Skip Sizes

There are a whole range of skip sizes to chose from, measured in cubic yards. Choosing the right size for your project is important. The larger the yardage, the higher the skip hire price. As a guide,  each yard is equal to roughly 3 wheelie bins. This will give you a rough idea of what size skip rental you need. If you’re not certain what the best option for you is give DTM Skips a call for a free quote.

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