Everybody knows skip bins are a great way to get rid of a large quantity of rubbish quickly. It’s as simple as ordering a bin, filling it up with your junk and watching the bloke in the truck take it away. But you might not have considered some of the other ways you can use a skip bin. Apparently, there are plenty of uses that even we hadn’t heard about before – and we’re in the skip bin industry for crying out loud! We know you’re itching to find out more, so without further a due, let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can utilise a skip bin without filling it with rubbish. Who knows, you might want to give some of them a go over the holidays.
Editor’s note: in all seriousness, we don’t suggest or advise that you try any of these at home!
Entertaining lady friends
What better way to show a girl that you’re a trendy, hip guy than to invite her over to your skip bin for a cup of tea and some witty conversation? Just make sure your bin is looking clean and tidy; give it a dust, maybe vac it and make sure you’ve got it well furnished. We can tell you right now that this is a winning combination for an intimate, romantic date and the perfect way to spoil your woman.
Throwing a pool party
Who doesn’t love a pool party this time of year! And when you’ve got a bin handy, you’ve essentially got your own mobile swimming pool waiting to happen. All you need is a hose, a place to park the thing and a bunch of people eager for a dip and you’re set. The skip bin-pool combines sophistication and function; it oozes class and looks glorious out on the street or even in your backyard.
Hiding from the missus
From time to time, you’re bound to do something to upset the wife. Perhaps you ran over her petunias with your ride-on lawn mower, maybe you spilt something on the couch or you might even have nodded off to sleep when you were supposed to be doing your chores. Whatever the reason, it’s important to have a refuge, a getaway if you will where you can hide out and let things cool off a little. Some men make for the shed in these situations, but not all of us have the room for one. A skip bin, however, might be the perfect substitute.
Planting a flower bed
Speaking of petunias, a skip bin makes the perfect foundation for a lovely flower bed, or if you’re a little more adventurous, an entire garden. The wife will certainly appreciate the effort of recognising that a bin is essentially just a large pot plant – it’s basically asking to be filled up with dirt and flowers!
As you can see, the properly shaped skip bin makes a curiously good down ramp and an excellent place to brush up on those skateboarding skills you’ve been trying to perfect since the 90s and early 00’s (when skateboarding was actually cool).
Dumping Unneeded Vehicles?
So there you have it – certainly some of the most creative ways to use skip bins we’ve seen. Can our readers think of any others? Leave your comments below! And of course, have a great Christmas and wonderful New Year!