Month: April 2022

Don’t Let Skip Bin Fees Sneak Up on You

The bill for hiring a skip bin can already be costly without additional skip bin fees being piled on top. Extra skip bin fees come about when you have broken the hire terms. Luckily for you, skip bin fees are generally avoidable when armed with the correct information and procedures. This blog post gives you some handy tips to avoid paying unnecessary skip bin fees.

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Rent the Right Size Skip

Choosing the right skip bin size for your rubbish is the first step to avoiding extra skip bin fees. It’s always better to have too much than not enough; hiring a skip bin larger than what you think the project may require is always the right move. Having to rent a second skip bin due to insufficient space is an expense you can avoid. The skip driver can and often will refuse to load your bin if it is overfilled past the limit line. This is a time consuming and potentially costly mistake if you end up needing to hire a second skip. You may think you are saving money when you hire a small skip, but it will cost you a lot more in the long run if you run out of space and must rent a second skip.

Understand the Supplier Policy

Understanding the policies of your rental provider will also help avoid extra skip bin fees. Each provider’s policies could be slightly different, so you must understand what is expected on your end before hiring. Exceeding the weight limits is perhaps the most common mistake made that could lead to unexpected costs. For instance, you may have to pay a trip fee in the event of failed delivery due to a lack of space or obstacles in your delivery area. To avoid situations that could lead to additional costs and headaches, understand your skip bin rental provider’s fee policy.

Mixing Waste Types

The most common error that incurs extra charges is mixing waste types in a skip bin. But with the proper knowledge, this can be easily avoided. It may be tempting to fill your skip bin that was hired for construction debris with any old thing such as household and green waste; make sure you don’t! Mixing different types of waste will likely violate federal and local state laws. Don’t worry; Bookabin has a beneficial Waste Type Guide to help you understand what kind of waste disposal you need to avoid any unnecessary skip bin fees.

Avoid extra Skip bin fees with Bookabin

At Bookabin, we are dedicated to educating our customers on everything skip bin related before, after and during the hiring process. Avoid the headache of easily avoidable skip bin fees with Bookabin; get in touch today!

Declutter Your Home – A Simple 4-Step Guide

Spring cleaning does not have to only happen in spring! When you have a family at home, clutter builds up no matter what you do. Every now and then, it’s worthwhile hitting the reset button and decluttering your home. Cleaning out your house can be daunting but don’t throw it in the too-hard basket just yet. Here is our easy-to-follow 4-step guide to help you declutter your home.

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Step 1. Take Inventory Before You Start

Decluttering your home is a balancing act; you don’t want to take too much, but you also don’t want to take too little. Getting rid of clutter is why you started in the first place! To help this balancing act, it is a great idea to take inventory before you start. Walkthrough each room of your house. Take a note of every item you want out of the house. Taking the time to plan initially will pay off in the long run. You’ll get a better idea of how much needs to go and if you need help to shift oversized items.

As you write down each item, it’s helpful to jot down how you plan to get rid of it. Perhaps you will donate the item to a local charity, sell them, or reuse it as something else. Finally, you’ll understand how much you need to throw out. If you choose to donate items, check out who your local organisations are, whether they want your item, and if they will collect it.

This list should give you a great idea of how much rubbish needs to be thrown and what size skip bin to rent. Bookabin has a great bin size guide to ensure you’re getting the right bin.

Step 2: Create a Schedule, go Room to Room

Creating a schedule is vital to decluttering your home correctly and on time. Create a schedule and enforce a deadline to clear out each room. If you have rented a skip, you’ll have a tight window of opportunity to load it. Working to a schedule will help spread the project, so it doesn’t all have to be done the day before your skip is due to be collected!

Step 3. Gather Your Rubbish

Don’t just start chucking items in the skip willy-nilly. You should start gathering all the rubbish into one spot, perhaps your garage. If you don’t have space in your garage, start collecting the items together in each room. In this first sweep of your house, you may change your mind about the outcome of an object.

Step 4: Start Loading

After making a list and checking it twice for items you don’t want, you’re ready to throw it away. Place your oversized items in first, and then add the smaller ones. Be mindful of loading rubbish into your skip. Nobody wants to injure themselves. Take a break. There’s no harm in having a cup of coffee or tea. Take some time, recharge, and get back to it. The key is making sure that you’re not taking lengthy breaks that impact your timeline.

Declutter Your Home with Bookabin

Decluttering your home is a big job. That’s why it’s essential to break it down into manageable tasks. At Bookabin, we can make your job a little easier by providing the perfect skip bin to suit your needs. It may not be spring, but it’s about time to get spring cleaning! Get in touch with Bookabin today.

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