We all love a spring clean, but nothing quite beats an Autumn clear out and with Christmas fast approaching, there’s no time like the present for emptying out your home. But where do you begin?
Once you’ve sorted out the charity shop goods from those things that are way past their best, you’re faced with endless journeys to and from the recycling centre. And don’t even get us started on the time dedicated to sorting your recyclables into wooden, plastic, metal, fabrics, etc. Yes, it’s safe to say that as therapeutic as a tidy home is, the process can be enough to put you off for another year!
At GSH, our Liverpool skip hire company has been operating for over 40 years, so we know that as the year draws to a close, more people than ever are on a mission to minimise clutter. We also know how hard it can be, especially when juggled around work and other responsibilities. That’s why we aim to take the stress away by offering a range of skip sizes for hire – perfect for everything from those small clear outs to the heavy-duty jobs – all environmentally friendly, and all at an affordable cost in time for Christmas!
If you’re looking to hire a skip in time for Christmas but feel overwhelmed with the task at hand – you’ve come to the right place. Here are three, easy to follow tips for tackling those domestic clear-outs.
- Make sure you choose the best skip size for your de-clutter
If you’ve decided to save yourself some toing and froing by hiring a skip, then you’re already on the fastest route to a tidy, clutter free home for Christmas. However, there is nothing more frustrating than hiring a skip that isn’t quite large enough to meet your needs. This can waste money, and time. So, ensuring that you’ve done your research can go a very long way to avoiding this common blunder. If you’re looking for skip hire in Liverpool, you can give our team a call who will be able to advise you on the most suitable skip size for your job.
- Be realistic – how big is your clear out?
Are you taking on the spare bedroom? Maybe you’re finally clearing out the attic to make way for that extension? Whatever the reason is for your clear out, the first thing you will want to do is figure out how much you have to throw away, and how long it is likely to take.
So many people decide they want to give their home a complete overhaul in readiness for the family Christmas visits. However, if you’re committing to something on a large scale, it is vital that you allow enough time for the job, otherwise you could end up with half done rooms and more mess than you started out with!
Before doing anything, assess the timeframe you’re working in, and how much rubbish you have to get rid of. Time isn’t the only important thing in this equation, and you also want to ensure you have the right size skip to match the scale of the job.
- What type of things will you be throwing away?
So, you’ve decided to focus your seasonal sort out on just one room, great! But, does this still mean you only require a small skip? When you’re tackling a house clear-out, it’s important that you consider the nature of the things you’ll be getting rid of.
What items you intend on throwing away will have a huge impact on the size of skip you opt for, and also how long it will take to complete the job. Are you throwing out a bunch of small items? Are some items much larger than others? Consider the job in detail, rather than just looking at the room as a whole.
Rooms such as the bathroom or kitchen can prove tricky if you’re performing an entire overhaul with a small skip. Consider the fixtures and fittings involved, and how much rubbish you’re likely to garner from stripping a room like this.
If your de-clutter had turned into an episode of DIY SOS, we recommend a more substantial skip size such as our 8-cubic yard. This is one of the most popular sizes and will safely hold the contents of a medium size kitchen or bathroom.
- The size of the room matters
It may seem like an obvious one, but many people assume that just because a large room is only lightly furnished, it will only require a small to medium size skip, and it will only take a few hours. Size can be incredibly deceiving, so if you’ve decided to take on one of the largest rooms in the house, you also need to think of what’s in there to be thrown, the size of the skip needed, and exactly how long you have to complete the room.
It’s important never to underestimate the scale of a job. Always opt for the next size up in skips if you’re a little unsure whether the entire contents of what you’re getting rid of will safely fit inside a skip.
GSH – Environmentally focused Liverpool skip hire
As well as having numerous years in the industry, we like to think of ourselves as unique in that we are incredibly eco-focussed. We aim to recycle up to 90% of the waste we collect, and never take a skip straight to landfill. Each and every one of our skips go to the recycling centre where the contents can be sorted through and restored accordingly.
So, if you’re looking for affordable, job-specific and eco-aware skip hire in Liverpool or the surrounding areas – get in touch with us today!