Decluttering (without getting overwhelmed!)

Moving house offers you an opportunity to declutter your home and start afresh in a new abode, surrounded by the things you love and nothing more.

Decluttering can also help you save money when you move, because you’re not paying to move or store things you no longer need.

And even if you’re not moving house, decluttering stuff can be HUGELY beneficial … not only for increasing the space you currently have, but also for your mental health by clearing your mind too (yes really!)

However, decluttering a home where you’ve collected a lifetime of memories (and stuff!) can be absolutely overwhelming. Where on earth do you start? How can you possibly get rid of so much clutter all at once? You may look around you and feel so overwhelmed with the enormity of the task that you cannot get started and keep putting it off. Then before you know it, it’s time to pack house and you find yourself shoving everything into packing boxes anyway!

We understand this can be a really tough process, but we have some great tips to help you.

You can do this!

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How to Stop Moths Munching on your Clothes

The weather is noticeably cooling and getting more Autumnal … which means it’s probably time to put away your Summer clothes and rediscover your Winter wardrobe!

It’s also a great opportunity to check the clothes you’re taking out of storage for moth damage; and ensure the clothes you’re putting away will be adequately protected.

It might sound a bit old-fashioned, but houses these days have much better insulation as well as central heating, so moths can happily keep active all year round …

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How to Move out of your Parents’ House in 12 easy steps!

So you’ve decided to fly the nest? Congratulations!

Moving out of your parents’ house is a big deal. It’s a process that requires plenty of careful planning, consideration, and quite a lot of “adulting” too!

To help you successfully move out of your parents’ home, we’ve put together 12 easy steps that are sure to help you achieve the independence you want.

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Things you should NEVER do when moving house!

You’re moving house!

You probably have a fair idea of what to do, and there are plenty of guides out there describing what you should do when you are involved in a house move. But what about the things you should never do?

There are plenty of things that can lead to a minor (or even major) disaster, so have a look at our top 6 things you should never do when moving house.

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Two (Most Important!) Top Tips for Moving In with Friends

The college and university year is about to start. And with a bit of luck, you have secured somewhere to stay while you study. Welcome to the Age of the Room-Mate!

It’s great if you’re moving in with a friend that you know. And it’s exciting to meet a new potential friend in a new room mate, but both come with a host of challenges!

For successful cohabitation, there’s really just two tips you need to remember …

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Biodegradable vs Compostable … What’s the Difference?

These days the terms “biodegradable” and “compostable” are everywhere … but they’re often used incorrectly, interchangeably or misleadingly, which adds a layer of uncertainty for anyone trying to shop sustainably.

If you truly wish to make planet-friendly choices, it is important to understand what biodegradable and compostable actually mean, what they don’t mean, and how exactly they differ …

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About our House Moving Kits

You’ve made the big decision … and now you find yourself scratching your head while it silently implodes as you try to work out how much stuff you have and how many boxes you’ll need to get it packed up!

This is often the biggest stress-inducer – whether you need to pack up because you’re moving house, or whether you just want to declutter (but need to keep it cos of sentimental value).

Here at Box Depot, our range of House Moving Kits will hopefully, at least, get you started, if not the job done for you …

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Leaving Home for the First Time …

Having done your Leaving Cert exams last June, you suddenly remember (probably some time in August!) that your Leaving Cert Results are due … and hot on their heels will be the CAO offers and the possibilities of college!

You may discover that you’re going to have to move out of your childhood home to go to the college you want … and that means leaving the security of Mam & Dad!

Here’s a few tips on how to move out of your parents’ home without ruffling too many feathers …

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