Moving to a new house is always exciting, but at the same time it can be highly stressful for everyone involved. Life will inevitably become more stressful if you need to get rid of unwanted possessions.

You can probably picture the scene already: packed boxes blocking the hall, hectic decisions as to what stays and what goes, reams of paper scattered all over the room, bubble wrap at every turn, kids tripping over everything, everything is a hazard...and your sanity is in shreds.

We don’t need to go on.

It's for this reason it is so important to be as organised as possible and make sure you’ve got space in your house for yourself and your family.

If you have a lot to get rid of before you move (and this is usually the case if you’re downsizing), skips provide a great way to dispose of this clutter. Skips aren’t only for construction jobs or larger renovation work, if you are moving to a new house and you need to throw a lot of things away, a skip might be the easiest solution.

Here are a few tips as to what to look out for when you’re choosing a skip:

  • It’s important to decide what skip you want. What exactly are you trying to get rid of and why? How long do you want to keep the skip?
  • If you want to dispose of household and garden waste, the best option is a little skip measuring about four yards, which can hold roughly 15 bin bags.
  • Make sure that you have a lock on your skip – or people may be tempted to steal it.
  • For larger objects, such as televisions, sofas, tables and chairs, you’ll want to get a larger skip - one measuring about 16 yards which can take 50 bin bags should do the job.
  • It’s important to make sure you have a license for your skip. Usually a skip hire company will supply one, but it is best to double-check. At Proskips, we can arrange the license for you.
  • There are many materials you can throw into a skip, but some materials cannot be placed in a skip. Make sure you do your research beforehand, so you know what can go in there and what can’t.
  • Recycling. Make sure you speak with your skip hire company about their recycling policy.

Find out more about skip hire with Proskips or get in touch today.

Alternatively, read our UK Skip Hire Prices Guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about our prices and hiring a skip.

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