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Moving House? 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Skip

Moving house can be both exciting and stressful. You’re at the start of a new adventure, closing a previous chapter, but you also have only a small window to get the physical moving of all your possessions completed before you’re back into the daily routine of life.

That’s where skip hire can help. 

It might not seem like the most important thing, but hiring a skip for moving house can be useful in so many ways. Our unassuming skips can be really useful if used in the right way, so allow us to share just five of the ways you can benefit if you’ve got a house move coming up.

Shot of a room full of boxes waiting to be unpacked on moving day

  • 1. Start fresh with a clearout

The last thing you want when you finally get into your new property is to have a lot of old, unwanted and unused items travel with you. This is a great time to have a proper clearout, since you’ll be going through absolutely everything you own. Items you previously couldn’t reach or had actually forgotten about can easily be placed in the skip you’ve hired as you work through it all, and there you have it: a fresh start.

This is also perfect if you’re downsizing, as it’s a good chance to be ruthless so that you can create space in your new pad.

  • 2. Save yourself the hassle of the tip

If it comes to moving day and you realise there’s a lot of stuff you want to get rid of or that won’t be able to make the journey to the new house, then you won’t have an easier option than a skip. Transporting all those items to the local tip not only means finding your nearest one – or your new local tip if you’re moving somewhere further away – but also making sure you can access it, and then likely queuing to do so. 

With your own skip, you can remove the unnecessary stress — it’s the last thing you need!

  • 3. Give yourself more time to move

While a skip doesn’t seem like a time-saving device, it could save you several precious hours in numerous ways. Firstly, as mentioned in the previous point, you won’t waste time locating and driving to and from the nearest local authority tip. Secondly, skips are great at encouraging that clear-out we mentioned, which means you won’t have as much to pack, load, unload, unpack and scratch your head over when it comes to finding somewhere to store things at your new place.

All the minutes add up, and since moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do, it’s well worth the investment to give you some time back to put in elsewhere.

  • 4. More chance for recycling

We all want to do more for the planet, but sometimes it’s hard to know what can be recycled and what can’t when you’re clearing out your old things ready for a move. You’re right to give this important topic some thought, but we can help to remove that added constriction by separating the waste from skip hire at our dedicated facilities.

We aim to recycle and reuse as much of your waste as possible, making it the easy way to recycle without having to put lots more extra effort in around your important house move.

  • 5. Make your move cheaper

This last one is a simple but important point. Moving house is expensive, not least because of the costs involved with properties. So make things cheaper by having as little to move as possible. If you can get all your things in one van, over one trip, it’s going to be much cheaper than needing a team of movers. Skip hire helps you lower the amount of packing materials, labour and transportation you need overall, thereby lowering costs.


What size skip do I need for moving house?

If you’re hiring a skip when moving house, then it’s important to select the right skip size to get the job done. Ordering a skip that is too small will leave you with leftover waste or an overloaded skip — neither of which helps you when you’ve got to get out of your property and into a new one. 

We provide skips at SCS Waste from 2 yards all the way up to 12 yards, so you’ll always have something that meets your needs. If you’re unsure which size to go for, check out further dimensions on our skip sizes page for a better idea.

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Don’t get weighed down when moving home — book skip hire today with SCS Waste and we’ll provide a domestic skip hire service that will lighten the load. As specialists in waste and skips for Arundel, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas, you can rely on us to help you in advance of the big day.

Book a skip online or give our friendly team a call today to discuss what skip size you need.