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What skip size do I need if I am moving house?

Moving house? Hiring a skip should be the easiest part.

After house renovations, garden re-modelling and large and small scale DIY projects, moving house is right up there as a good reason to hire a skip. 

Here at Findaskip we can help you make the right skip size choice for your house move.

The most common question we are asked is: “What skip size do I need if I am moving house?”

Findaskip moving house skip

This is a fantastic question if you have all of your waste ready, why not send us a picture to [email protected] , we can give you further guidance to make the right choice for you.

If you are unsure on what size skip you need and you do not have any pictures, give us a call today on 0800 019 4530 or look at our skip size guide for moving house.

Let us know what you need to dispose of and our friendly team  will be able to advise you. 

Skip Sizes used for moving home

The most commonly used skips for moving house are the 6, 8, 10, and 12 yard skips. 

findaskip 6 yard skip size

The 6 and the 8 yard are quite large skips which will allow enough room for a small sofa, broken down wardrobes and other random small junk items. 

If you have a lot of large bulky items that need to be disposed of or are doing a very large clearance, you will be better off with the 10 or 12 yard skip. Which will allow more room for those large items plus other small items.

If you only have small items to dispose of you may want to consider getting a smaller skip.

There are some waste types that suppliers do not accept from a household clearance so please bear this in mind. 

Fridges/freezers, Tyres, Gas Bottles, Batteries and Paint are not permitted to go into a skip.

Mattresses and TV’s/electrical equipment are down to the suppliers discretion.

Most suppliers will charge an additional fee for mattresses going into a skip.

TV’s/Monitors some suppliers will accept them and others will not or they can be charged additionally. 

You can find out more information about what is permitted and not permitted in skips on our FAQ page. 


For further information on skip sizes, we have a straightforward guide to skip sizes simply follow this link –

Our size guide will let you know how many black bags or wheelbarrows you can approximately fit into each skip. Meaning you can see clearly what skip size you need if you are moving house. The guide will also give you the dimensions of the skip so you can see if you have space on your drive. 

If you do not have a driveway to place a skip onto or anywhere off the road for the skip to go do not panic.

We can arrange with the council for you to have a skip placed onto the road and will give you the pricing for the skip including a road permit. 

With Findaskip you can book your skip online making everything straightforward and easy.

Here are a few reasons why you could regret not hiring a skip when it comes time to make a house move.

You’ve more than likely got a lot more stuff than you first thought

No one likes to admit that their home has alot of junk.

However, the truth is that most houses have more junk than their owners would like to admit.

Lofts, cupboards and all sorts of nooks and crannies have forgotten stuff lurking in them that you have forgotten about. Don’t make the mistake of boxing all this stuff up and taking any of this with you.

Take advantage of the Find-a-Skip service and simply get rid of it all!

If you have tried selling what you can at car boot sales or online marketplace or cannot give any of it away to friends and family, simply get in touch with us and we’ll get you a quote to dispose of it in the correct way and quickly.

Don’t worry about the environmental impact 

You may think that you are simply throwing away your rubbish without worrying about the consequences.

You can go green with Find-a-Skip as a fully licensed waste carrier with many years experience we get rid of all your waste in the correct way.

Our aim is to recycle as much of your unwanted rubbish as possible.

Any waste that cannot be recycled will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Not only can you throw out all of your old junk, you can relax knowing that you’re doing your bit for the environment.

Consider your Moving Costs

With the less stuff you have to box up and take with you, this one is a no-brainer!

The less stuff you have to take, the lower your moving costs will be, fact.

This will mean you can save your hard earned money on hiring a smaller removal lorry with less crew needed.

Meaning, you won’t have to keep picking up more boxes because you have too much to move.

Which will ultimately be left in the new property, boxed, untouched, without remembering what was in them to begin with!

Our skip hire prices are very competitive, so Find-a-skip can actually save you money! Get in touch with a member of our team or get an online quote today.