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4 fantastic reasons to hire a skip for DIY renovations

13th Jul, 2018

As you’ll know if you’ve undertaken any type of home renovation before, even minor types of renovations can be pretty demanding tasks, so it’s only natural that you’ll want to make the job easier and more efficient in any way you can. That’s where hiring a skip for DIY renovations can come in handy. Not only can they make your life easier in a number of ways, but as a great bonus, you can help out the environment too! Wondering how? Well…

1. You can clear space as you go

Home renovations demand a lot of space. Not only do you need room for tools, equipment and the like, but you also need room to move any waste materials out of the way immediately – not to mention space to take a sharp step backwards if anything goes wrong. (Kitchen cupboards, for example, have been known to detach themselves at the trickiest of times during kitchen renovations.) If you’re concentrating on powering ahead with the task, you’re not going to want to pause every ten minutes to clear more space, especially if you’ve got bulkier equipment like stepladders.


Having a skip nearby can help keep your workspace organised, especially if you want to hire a skip for a garden renovation. Even if you’re renovating your living room, it still makes things a lot smoother by providing a ready-made place for you to pile up your bulkier waste (like sofas and tables, for example).

2. You can make the task a lot safer

This ties in closely to our last point, but is worth outlining separately all the same! Renovations are by nature messy, and somewhat unpredictable too. We’ve already talked about how having a skip around can give you valuable space to immediately get out of dodge if something goes pear-shaped. The debris from renovations can include pipes, plaster, concrete rebar and other sharp wreckage, which can make it arguably a lot more dangerous than typical garden waste, especially if it’s simply lying around for someone to trip over. Hiring a skip for your DIY renovation can give you peace of mind by removing the most dangerous elements from your immediate area – likely making things safer for your family at the same time, too.

3. You can choose the size of skip you need

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There’s nothing more annoying than running out of space for your DIY waste when you’re using the nearest containers to hand (like wheelie bins, for example). Here at Skip Hire Network, we make sure to provide a number of skip sizes for you to choose from, so that you can choose only the exact size you need. This way, you don’t have to worry about running out of space during your renovation, and at the same time it provides peace of mind against spending more than you need on an oversized skip. Everyone wins – especially you!

4. It’s quick and easy to get rid of the waste once you’re done

Home renovations can be gruelling at times, and once you’ve finally finished the job, it can be quite draining to realise you’ve still got to put hours aside to clear up properly. We’re not about to claim that hiring a skip eliminates this problem immediately, but it certainly makes it easier. Having a single receptacle for all your waste means that a huge proportion of it disappears the moment your skip is collected, leaving you with only the bare minimum to clean up. Not that bad, is it?

As a final bonus, you can rest assured that when you hire a skip with us, as much of your waste as possible will be recycled. We don’t like landfill anymore than anyone else – in fact, we’ve committed ourselves to ultimately diverting 100% of waste from landfill. You can click here to find out more (as well as some other great reasons to choose us), or simply visit our homepage and enter in your postcode and phone number to get started on hiring your skip!