Tips for
Moving House

Home sorting, downsizing and decluttering specialists for senior adults in their third age (and their families, loved ones and representatives).

There are many aspects to be considered when moving, particularly if you have a tight time frame

  • Don’t panic, take it step by step
  • Have a plan
  • Expect a few hiccups

Set aside sufficient time for the move

  • Prepare in advance
  • Plan, plan, plan

Clearly Label All Boxes

  • Indicate which room they are for in your new home
  • Have a plan of your new home in your entry hall – the removalists can they identify where boxes are to go
  • A storage/moving manifest can be a wise investment of time

Ensure items you will need quickly at your new home are easy to find

  • Kettle, coffee, tea, bedding, toiletries

This is a great opportunity to sort what you no longer need or use

  • Don’t take unnecessary items to clutter your new home. (Think of the time you will waste packing & unpacking items you may no longer need!)

Try selling appropriate items

  • Auction houses, dealers, eBay or Gumtree
  • Embrace donating to charities

Try selling appropriate items

  • Auction houses, dealers, eBay or Gumtree
  • Embrace donating to charities

At the end of the day, reward yourself

  • Have your favourite take-away menu, some chocolate or a favourite bottle on hand to enjoy in your new home!

Double-Check you’ve done everything

  • Disconnected utilities
  • Redirect mail