When moving out of your house, you may find that there is not enough room at the new place to accommodate all of your belongings. In fact, many people when surveyed said that they often had to dispose of the extra “junk” out when relocating. So it comes to no surprise that hiring a skip bin helps alleviate the problem of clutter. Not enough space is not the only reason, things like white goods replacement and home renovations are other reasons for why you may need to hire a skip bin.
When it comes to hiring a skip bin, one has to make sure that a suitable one is chosen to save time and money. Whilst there are many factors which may affect your final decision, below are some of the main ones:
Size of Skip Bin
One of the obvious one is size. Generally speaking, the more rubbish you have, the bigger the bin you will need. But it’s not as easy as it seems, especially if you haven’t hired one before. that is because skip bin comes in many different dimensions. So the mere volume of a skip bin may be irrelevant if the shape of it prevents maximise use. For example, a bin that tapers down may affect its usage efficiency compared to a more traditional rectangular shaped one.
One factor that many people tend to forget is accessibility. It somewhat correlates to the dimensions of the bin concerned. For example, if you have a narrow entry into your backyard then you must make sure that the bin will fit through it if the majority of your junk is in the backyard. Also, don’t forget that the truck used to deliver the bins must also fit through any entries. Apart from access to your property, access to the actual bin itself is important. That is why many bins nowadays has an access ramp that folds down. Just like the one pictured below, courtesy of Wizz Binz:
Skip Bin Price
This is an obvious one where the hire price is normally the showstopper to whether you hire a skip bin or not. Why? Simply owing to affordability. Whilst many wish an ideal sized bin with ideal dimensions to get the job done, unfortunate pricing may be the hurdle. More often than not, people tend to go for the most affordable option. Whilst this is normally a clear cut option, just make sure that other factors explained above are checked to avoid disappointment.
Yes, I know.. I gave a shout out to a couple of companies in my last few posts. I even said the word “best” a couple of times and I am about to contradict that statement. However I am not apologising, as I never said anything technically wrong. You see, at the time when I write a post – it is definitely true. Now I am dedicating yet another post to yet another removals company here in Perth. If you remember from my previous post I mentioned Crusaders but this time around I wanted to give a shout out to Perth Removalists WA.
Here are some of the reasons to why I think Perth Removalists WA might even be “the best of the best”. Now of course the reasons below are 100% purely my opinions, so don’t take it to heart. In fact, if you disagree I would like to hear from you. So comment below this page and perhaps start a dialogue. Anyways, back to the list to why I think Perth Removalists WA is now (in my opinion) the number one removals company in Perth:
Friendly service: I don’t know about you, but for me personally it is all about the service. I demand friendly service from the get go
Prompt: timing is super important. How many times have you been let down when a tradesman promised of being on-time, yet he failed to deliver his promise; disappointing right?
Affordability: yep, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s 1995 or 2017 – affordability has always been on the minds of customers. So if you strive to be competitive, your product/service charge should also reflect this. If it doesn’t than you may experience a very slow growth
Expertise: all of the above is great, but what is worth if the quality/expertise is not there. For example, paying slightly more to receive awesome service is somewhat a very small price to pay. Would you not agree? I definitely do!
Trustworthy: different people may have different views/opinions on this. But in a nutshell, I think trustworthy also ties well with after sales care. Basically what I am trying to say is that having a company backing you up in case something goes horribly wrong is vital. Imagine after a removals process, you later found your beloved couch was damaged during the move. Then upon notifying the removals company, they flat out denied responsibility. What good of a service is that? Pretty poor service, if you asked me!
So there you go…. many reasons to why Perth Removalists WA is up there with the best when it comes to removal services. Let us know what you think, especially if you have used them before.
Earlier this month, we recommended a Perth removals company for your removal needs. But as of last week, we have also discovered that the same company also offer storage services. They offer both short term and long term storage options. In fact, the company has a division dedicated to storage – meaning they have experts in house to answer any questions you may have with regards to the service. For more info, please search for Crusader Storage (Perth). We definitely recommend going with this company if you are ever looking for a reputable and affordable storage provider within the Perth metropolitan area.
Here’s a photo of their storage modules on site:
As you know, we’d love to give you tips that will make your next job that little bit easier. So after finding out about this additional service that the Perth company provide, it makes a lot of sense for you to hire the same company for both your removals and storage needs. Not only you will save money by bundling the two services together, but it also makes life a lot easier by just dealing with one company – rather than two separate ones.
Most people who relocate will also need some sort of storage service. Whether they are relocating temporarily or permanently. For example if you are temporarily relocating to sell the current house that you are in. Why move the furniture to the storage unit whilst trying to sell.. you might ask? Although there could be many answers, the main reason is to display newly hired furniture to give the place you’re trying to sell a bit more oomph! As they say, the better the place looks – the more it will sell for. There is no denying the fact. The same could be said about permanent relocations. Why would someone store their belongings when moving out, why not take the belongings straight to their new place? One possible answer is that people may not necessarily want to bring their old furniture to their new place and instead opting to buy brand new ones.
We’d also like to point out that Crusader Storage is a little different to other run-of-the-mills storage facilities. It is not a self access facility. But instead a very secure self contained facility with modern storage units or “modules”. Although not being a self access storage facility, you can still retrieve your stored items by simply contacting the friendly staff. This allows the company to reduce the price significantly, compared to other providers in the area.
So there you go.. another top notch recommendations from us to you!
Moving can be an emotional and unsettling time for a myriad of reasons, particularly if it is the first time you have ever moved out of your family home. So many precious memories are made in a home and can almost seem like they are attached to a particular room or house and the furniture inside it. Of course this isn’t reality, but it can certainly feel that way! Moving into a home (or a dorm room or share house) can be even more unsettling as it it often involves needing to clean out and/ or get rid of/ donate items that won’t fit your new accommodation or which you might no longer need.
Whilst donating items you no longer need to a worthy charity can be a very positive and uplifting experience, sometimes there are precious items from your childhood or things that you aren’t quite ready to part with yet. These items might not be needed or wanted in your new home or room and the thought of having to throw away or donate these items can be a particular source of anxiety, especially if you would like to keep them but have nowhere suitable to store them. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t feel pressured to throw away items that are significant to you!
Hang onto those items that you cherish and instead, check around your new location for storage facilities.
Chances are you can rent a small storage unit for a small and affordable monthly fee, allowing you to store those items that won’t fit in your new accommodation wherever you are moving to. Make sure you compare the size and prices of the local storage companies and make sure that the company you choose offers great security for your peace of mind and also treats pests regularly. We recommend any small items be stored in sturdy plastic tubs for additional peace of mind. This protects your documents or photos and other belongings from pests, damp and has the added benefit of being easily stacked and stored, allowing you to maximise the space you are renting.
Knowing that the belongings you can’t take with you are stored safely and securely can really help ease the anxiety that is often part of moving house.
A cluttered home or business space can be detrimental to both mental and physical health for many reasons which we will discuss further, as well as impacting negatively on productivity in the workplace. Studies have increasingly shown that mental health in particular is negatively affected by living (or working) in a cluttered environment.
What researchers have discovered is that individual’s overall stress levels and anxiety levels are higher in a cluttered home and the more cluttered a home is, the higher the individual’s levels of stress and anxiety!
Science has now proven that decluttering a home can improve our well being in many ways including improving our ability to make decisions, by reducing tension and stress levels, improving sleep quality and lifting our overall mood. In the workplace, a decluttered environment can improve productivity and decision making by employees and generally improves job satisfaction levels. It is hard to argue with the many studies that back up these claims. What do you do, however, when you try to declutter your home or workplace but realise there is a limit to how much you can throw away or donate and that there are many items that you can’t get rid of due to sentimental reasons, or for practical reasons such as needing to hang onto items of furniture or other household goods that you don’t need to use in your current house, but know you will need again soon when your circumstances change?
Throwing everything away and having to rebuy it again at a later date can be costly and inconvenient. This is why we recommend storing the items you don’t need to be physically in your home, in a storage unit. This way you have the ability to declutter your home or workplace and enjoy the many health and practical benefits to having less unused items hanging around the place, taking up space, yet can still hold onto them for when the time is right and they become needed. Storage sheds are very affordable and come in a range of different sizes and have a range of different hire charges attached. Even a small storage unit can make a huge difference in reducing the amount of clutter in your home. We recommend buying large plastic storage tubs to pack your belongings into before placing in storage in order to keep your belongings together, safe and dry. Using storage tubs to store your belongings in also has the added benefit of being able to stack very neatly and can help increase the amount of things that you can fit into your storage unit.
Why not give decluttering your home or workplace a go and experience the myriad of practical and health benefits for yourself. For the sake of a small monthly hire fee and a good household clean out, a storage unit can help you feel calmer, happier, can help you think clearer and be more productive in general. Sounds like the perfect solution to us!
As I’ve mentioned somewhere on this blog. I have done many house moves in the last five or six years. To be honest with you, I have used several removals companies in my lifetime! Most were average but my last one was exceptional. I was so impressed with them that I wanted to give them a shout out here on this very blog about removal and storage tips. Many of you out there might be thinking this is giving them a free plug on my site. But it’s far from that. I am genuine about mentioning them on my site to show my appreciation of their awesome and exceptional service.
It was a couple years back when I was living in Morley and moving to Cannington (suburbs in Perth for those who don’t know) during peak period. Like I’ve said, I’ve used other removals service, but to be honest the service was average. Being a perfectionist myself, I am always willing to try someone new. Not only that, if their service is good than I would spread the word to the rest of the community and give them a good publicity that they thoroughly deserved. Just like what I am doing by writing and publishing this post. This Perth company trading as Crusader Removals is a top notch removals company employing some of the very best removalists in Perth.
So what made them really good in my opinion? Well to start of with their were very accommodating with my request from the get go. Trust me, I had a lot of questions before booking their truck. Especially with regards to my antique collection. Sure, I had ample of insurance cover for them but the fact that the guys at Crusader Removals reassured me they will take the out most care whilst handling the antique stuff was just what I needed. The last thing I wanted on my mind was the uneasy thoughts of something going wrong with my valuables, especially my antiques.
For those who have not owned or passionate about antique materials might not understand. But I am sure for those who love their antiques can relate to my story.
Another thing that I loved about them was the fair price. Sure, they’re probably not the absolute cheapest in Perth. But then again, they don’t blatantly try to rip you off either. Which happened to me before in the past. But that’s another story.. for another day.
After speaking to the manager over the phone, they also reassured me that their removalists had plenty of years behind them. To the average person, moving stuff around looks like child’s play but believe me it is definitely not! On top of the ample of experience behind them, they had all the right tools to do the job right, the first time. Unlike others that I have experienced before. But I won’t mention any names here!
So there you go, my quick shout out to this awesome removals company!
When it comes to moving out. Many people would associate it with being a hard and stressful time. But it doesn’t have to be. I know, I know.. it’s easier said than done. But I would like to say I am more than qualify to give out some sound removals advice since on average I move out about once every 2 years. Jokes, I don’t mean to come across as being a “know it all”. But instead, I simply want to share my experience and hope that many of you out there may find it helpful.
In this opening post, I’d like to simply share a video (below) that I hope none of you have to endure!