Month: October 2019

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Our guide is here to walk you through waste types and skip sizes, whatever your rubbish removal requirement…

If you’ve ever been confused about the process of hiring a skip bin or had questions that arn’t generally answered in the Q&A sections of most skip bin websites then look no further!

We have put together a guide of useful information, insider tips and frequently asked questions to give you useful knowledge before you hire a skip!

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If you’re in need of a skip bin pronto, get your instant quote and book on our homepage. We have a nationwide database of suppliers ready to service your area. Simply put in your postcode, dates you will be requiring the bin, the type of waste you wish to get rid of and what size you will require. After this, you will receive an instant quote detailing the best price on our website for what you are looking for. 

DIY Outdoor Decor Projects That Will Give Your Home More Character

Is your backyard looking a bit tired and boring? We’ve got just the thing for it! These easy DIY projects can spice up any backyard…

If these simple ideas wet your appetite, read some of our other blog pages:

1) De-electrified Chandelier
A converted chandelier makes for a beautiful accent light. The ambience of the candlelight will contribute to a relaxing outdoor atmosphere.

2) Create a Succulent Plant Container
They’re fairly low maintenance & easy to create. Once you get the basics down, you’ll be able to create some eye-catching focal points in your outdoor living space that will add more detail to your outdoor space.

3) Upgrade Your House Number 
This is also a great way to improve curbside appeal. To get the most out of this idea, make sure the style of the numbers are similar to that of your home, position the house numbers underneath an exterior light so people can see them easily from the street, & keep the number font simple & highly readable.

Montage of succulents and small white pot, wreath on house door and green chandelier.
Three simple ways to upgrade your exterior!

If you’re planning on making larger changes to your home and need a skip bin service to help you with your waste removal needs, Bookabin is here to help. We have a couple of essential guides to help your get the best skip bin hire price:

Tips That Will Make Your Home Easier to Sell

It’s hard to know where to start when you’re looking to sell you home, especially if you’re trying to do it quickly. Check out our tips below to find out how to advertise your home effectively…

1) Take Professional Photos
It’s very important to give a great first impression. Make time to take some professional, high-quality photos of your staged home to accompany your online listing.

2) Depersonalise & Declutter
The more personal your space, the fewer buyers can imagine themselves living there. Finding that balance between creating a homely & inviting space, but keeping it generic-looking enough that buyers can imagine themselves living there is important. Sometimes you’ll discover that there is a need to dispose of household rubbish and that may require a skip bin hire. Skip bin sizes start small. Check our Skip Bin Size Guide.

3) Lights On
A light coloured house is a lot more inviting than one that is dark. Maximize the light in your home by taking down the drapes, cleaning the windows & swapping the lampshades.

4) Keep Your House Show-Ready at all Times
You need to be ready & available for buyers whenever they want to view the property, so the place has to be in tip-top shape. This means no dishes in the sink, a cleaned out the dishwasher, a sparkling bathroom & no dust bunnies in the corners. Whilst this might get pretty annoying, it will go a long way to getting your house sold.

5) Stay Out The Way
When potential buyers come to view your property, leave them to roam freely through the house with the agent. This will allow them to feel more comfortable as they can spend time looking through each room at their own pace & without feeling watched.

6) Take Your Pets Out
Although it’ hard to fathom sometimes, some people don’t like pets. Take your pets out for a walk or somewhere safe like a friend. Having evidence of pets & their odours can be a major turn off for some prospective buyers.

We’ve got more useful tips and blogs about home renovations for you:

White internal doors leading into lounge with wooden floors and furniture
Beautiful interior

If you think you need to do do more major works to your home to get it market ready, book a skip bin with Bookabin for all your waste removal needs!


6 Tips For an Easy House Move

Each individual will move house at some point in their lives & those that have done it already know the heavy stress & chaos it brings. No house move will be completely stress-free, however, there are a few things you can do to make the process run a little smoother…

1) Get Organised Early
Avoid leaving anything until the last minute! Unless you have to pack up and leave in a hurry, you usually have around 30 to 60 days to make a plan and ensure that moving day runs smoothly. You may want to take a look at our Skip Bin Size Guide at this early stage.


2) Use the Opportunity to Purge
Moving is a great time to organise your belongings and get rid of a few things that you don’t use anymore. HIre a skip bin to get rid of rubbish and check our Waste Type Guide to understand what skip bin you will require. It will save you time that you would otherwise spend boxing these belongings and transporting them to your next place, and if you’re using a moving company, this could also save you a buck or two. Hold a yard sale, donate or sell online as much as you can! 


3) Specific Labeling
Label each box clearly with the contents and where you want it in your new home. Be as specific about the contents of each box as possible, it will make unpacking so much easier.


4) Plan the Space
To save time on moving day, plot where you are going to put everything in your new place. It is also VERY useful to take measurements of walls & spaces, especially where big pieces, such as a cabinet could be placed. Also, using masking tape alongside this is very helpful, so space is mapped out all ready for the day. Long story short; invest in a tape measure and a roll of masking tape!


5) Prioritise your Kitchen
Moving can be stressful & exhausting, & so nourishment during this process is important. The sooner you can cook a meal in your new home, the sooner it will begin to start to feel like home.

6) Use a Packing List Template
This will give you a list of all the things you need to complete in your move, with different categories. You can then use the same list to unpack because you will know where everything is. Go through your house systematically & list everything in each room, ensuring to make a note of the fragile items.

Read our skip bin hire tips to help you save money:

A skip can also be very useful when moving from one house to another in case you have items that you cannot donate or sell. Skip bin hire is our speciality and we update our website daily with the best prices for skip bins in your area. Book your skip on the home page today & make a start on that move! 

Can I Put Garden Waste into My Skip?

You may not realise it, but a general waste skip bin can also contain garden waste.

Check our Green Garden Waste Guide to know what type of garden waste you have. And there is also a General Waste Guide for your reference.

So, a general waste bin which is suitable for light domestic and commercial waste can take light domestic waste, light construction waste, office waste and green garden waste (mattresses, carpet, tyres and e-waste may incur extra costs – check with your supplier after the booking). The price for a green garden waste bin is based STRICTLY on green garden waste only, such as grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches, weeds, bark etc.

So, a general waste bin which is suitable for light domestic and commercial waste can take light domestic waste, light construction waste, office waste and green garden waste (mattresses, carpet, tyres and e-waste may incur extra costs – check with your supplier after the booking). The price for a green garden waste bin is based STRICTLY on green garden waste only, such as grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches, weeds, bark etc.

What cannot go into a General Waste bin is hazardous waste. This includes TV’s, monitors, fridges, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin (i.e. food waste). In some areas, disposal of tyres and mattresses in the skip bin can incur additional charges. Your supplier will be able to advise you of these costs.

Working in your garden can be satisfying and our tips are worth reading:

Woman pushing black wheelbarrow with plants
Check out our green waste guide

Here at Bookabin, we are the specialists in online booking of refuse disposal services. Our easy-to-use website and booking engine offers consumers value for money by offering the lowest available price for refuse disposal services. Our aim is to provide consumers with a high standard of service and excellent value!

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We service Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and just about everywhere in between.

We have something for everyone!

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No matter how BIG or how small your waste removal requirements are we have skips to suit your needs. With skip bins from as small as 2 cubic metres up to as large as 30 cubic metres.

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