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How to make moving simple

Whether you’ve opted for a sea change, a tree change or something in between, moving house and discovering a new neighbourhood is an exhilarating time.

Here’s how to make your packing and moving experience as smooth and seamless as possible, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you arrive in your new dwelling


This is a great opportunity to declutter and get rid of anything that is no longer serving you. Try decluttering by category, not by room. This means dealing with every single one of your books at once, for example, so they don’t creep from room to room, never getting tidied up.

Pack early

Once you’ve decluttered, start packing! Start early and follow the room by room method, categorising and sorting things into labelled boxes (we’ll give you some tips on how to box things up too), so they’re easy to identify, unpack and organise later.


Be strategic with your boxes

You’ll thank yourself at the other end if you resist the temptation to throw everything into a box higgledy-piggledy.


Get to know your new neighbourhood

Don’t get caught out with a bad coffee! Research your new neighbourhood, find the best reviewed coffee shop, and get excited about your new turf.

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We hope these tips help you have a quick and seamless move, so you can spend more time enjoying your new home!

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