Moving in a Hurry?

Moving is Stressful. Packing is a Chore. Organising is Headache-Inducing. Loading and Unloading your Entire Life is Exhausting!

The one thing that makes moving even more stressful is having less time to move.

In a perfect world, you’d have more than a month to get everything together for a smooth transition, but life doesn’t always work that way.

Whether your boss has given you a week to be in a new county (or even country!) or you simply procrastinated until the night before the Move, knowing how to pack efficiently and quickly will come in handy.

Here’s a few tips to help take a little bit of stress out of moving in a hurry …

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How to protect a Mattress during a Move

You’re moving house!

You may have decided to go “all new” and get a new mattress while you’re it (mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years anyway)

Or perhaps you love your current mattress and intend to bring it with you to your new place!

Here’s some tips on how to protect your mattress from dust, grime and that unidentifiable stain that you’ve no idea where it came from, and have no desire to let your mattress and it’s dodgy stain anywhere near your new place!

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Change of Address: Who to Tell You’re Moving?!

You’ve made the decision to move house. Now it’s time to let everyone know!

But who exactly should you tell about your move?

When we think about informing people about our impending change of address, the first thing that probably comes to mind is our group of immediate friends and family.

However, there are so many more people who need to know.

This checklist will detail all the people you need to tell and help you keep track of it all.

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Add value to your property by clearing out your home

I don’t know why, but older properties always seem that little bit more spacious than the new-build ones you see these days.

It therefore stands to reason that the more spacious your dinky little shoebox house feels, the more interested buyers will be in buying it!

There’s a massive difference between “character” and “clutter”. If you are looking to sell your home, it is extremely important you consider maximising every inch within the property, and that means a serious clear out. It’s also well known that the more messy, cluttered and untidy your home, the less likely you are to receive a good offer.

Any estate agent will tell you the first step to selling your home, is making it look good. Kerb appeal is all very well for getting viewers into the property, but if they feel overwhelmed by knickknacks and all your precious tat the moment they walk through the door, they are simply not going to see the house as a potential home for their family.

Maximising space means maximising profit, it’s that simple. Every square foot counts!

Here are some tips to help you invest in your property by clearing out some things:

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Box Depot’s Eco-Friendly Terms and Logos Explained

Whatever you call it: Eco-Friendly, Green, Carbon Neutral, Environmentally Conscious, Zero-Waster …

It’s easy in the Supermarket where you can choose to buy your fruit and veg with no packaging. Or perhaps you go to the Deli Counter with your reusable Tupperware containers? Or you have a super-uber-groovy system at home for sorting your rubbish …

If you’re moving house (and chances are, if you’ve found Box Depot you probably are!) this is going to be one of the most stressful events you go through in your lifetime (sorry!)

In between the chaos, stress and panic of moving house, your intentions of staying true to the Eco-Friendly person you are might possibly go out the window!

DON’T PANIC!

As you will discover when you read this post, Box Depot has your best interests at heart. Our recently introduced and easily-identifiable Eco Friendly Products will keep you true to your intentions!

And if you would “like” to be more environmentally aware; but you’re not sure where to start with House Moving Supplies, please read on for an explanation of the terms and logos that we use on the product listings at Box Depot

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What size Vacuum Storage Bag to use?

How much can you fit into a Vacuum Storage Bag? A simple question, but not necessarily a simple answer when looking at the range of Vacuum Storage Bags available at Box Depot!

Life is stressful enough without the added pressure of wondering if you’ve ordered the right size of vacuum storage bags, so to help you, please read on for a little guide on what size to use:

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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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