The heat makes everything a bit more difficult, including working with a skip. Luckily, with the right tips, you can make the process easy. Hiring a skip for a project during the summer? Keep these tips in mind:

1. Schedule an early drop off.

The heat tends to rise throughout the day, and if you want to get a jump on your project, you should have the skip delivered early in the day so it's cool enough to start loading it with rubbish. That also ensures the temps are relatively cool while you are outside directing the delivery team where to place your skip.

2. Position your skip in the shade.

To make loading the skip easier, try to find a shady spot to place it. Under a tree or in a spot that gets frequent shadows from your house are perfect. Alternatively, consider hiring a small marquis or putting up a canopy where you want the skip to be located.

The shade also helps to reduce smells, as it prevents old food from rotting and becoming smelly as fast as they would in direct sunlight.

3. Take precautions from odours.

In addition to shade, you may want to take a few extra precautions to guard against odours. Try to minimise the amount of old food you put in the skip. Also, if you have anything wet, let it dry out on the grass before placing it in the skip. That helps to reduce the build up of mould whilst in the skip. Finally, sprinkle a bit of baking soda in the skip to absorb odours.

4. Beware of hot metal.

If your skip is in direct sunlight, remember the metal may get hot, and behave cautiously around it. Before working with the skip, gently test the metal to see how hot it is. If it is hot to the touch, wear long sleeved shirts and pants as well as work gloves. That way, if your skin brushes against the skip whilst you are throwing things into it, it won't be burnt or irritated.

5. Schedule extra time with the skip.

In addition to preparing for other heat-related challenges, keep in mind that it can be hard to work in the heat of summer. Take care not to over do it. Overexertion in extreme heat can lead to heat exhaustion. To ensure you can take the work slowly and steadily, consider increasing the amount of time you have the skip.

Want more tips on using a skip in the summer? Contact a skip hire company.