Overwhelmed by Clutter? Make a Declutter Plan!

As with a lot of things, taking the first steps of decluttering can be hard!

The thought of decluttering your whole house might feel overwhelming. Or maybe you just don’t know how to tackle all the “stuff” without bouncing from one spot to the next, but never feeling like you’re making progress anywhere!

The good news is, once you get started decluttering, it becomes a lot easier to keep going …

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Tips for Moving House in Autumn

When moving house, the time of the year will have a direct impact on how stressful moving day is. Extreme weather, in particular, can make your move more complicated and it can result in you running behind schedule or having to contend with unpredictable issues. And let’s face it, Autumn weather can be unpredictable!

However it’s often easier to prepare for an Autumn move because children are back at school too, so you can pack your boxes in peace. You won’t have to worry about finding all-day childcare on moving day either. Not to mention, that you will be settled into your new home in plenty of time for the Christmas festivities. So, planning a house move for September, October or November can be beneficial.

Here’s a few tips to keep in mind if you’re moving this Autumn:

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Six 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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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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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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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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