How do you go about getting cheap skip hire? This is something that I had to do recently and I want to document what I learnt so that when you need it you will be able to do it very easily. |
Before you even start looking you need to be clear of why you need the skip. In fact you should take a step back and look at whether you actually need the skip in the first place. Is there a better alternative that you can think of?
So you have thought about it and you do need a skip. Now work out exactly the size that you need. If you are unsure then make an estimate and get one that is a bit larger. Think about the length of time that you need it for and when you would like it dropped off and picked up. Get it all clear in your head.
So where are the best places to find companies offering cheap skip hire? There are a number of places to look. You have the telephone directory which will have a section about skips for hire. You will be able to look in your local newspaper as there is bound to be advertising in there.
Another way of searching is to use the internet. Just go a search engine and search for cheap skip hire in your area. You are bound to find at least company in your local area. Don't worry too much if there isn't one in your exact location as companies will travel to you.
Having said that the best way of doing it is by word of mouth. Ask your friends if they know where you can get skips for hire. It doesn't cost anything but they might be able to point you in the right direction.
Further tips to get cheap skip hire include... getting multiple quotes, when you are quoted tell the company where you got a cheaper a cheaper quote and negotiating. Finally think about sharing the skip with someone else who needs one and share the costs.
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