GRACE Australia provide these top tips to help minimise stress and disruption during your next relocation.
Make a list and check it twice
Make a list of things to do on moving day and gather supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap, sticky tape and a permanent marker a few weeks in advance. Make a list and running sheet of all the tasks to complete on the day.
Declutter and donate
Create a STAY and GO list, and purge items that aren’t wanted. GRACE’s ‘Move house, make a Difference’ cartons will collect and deliver unwanted items direclty to St Vincent de Paul Society so you don’t have to!
Involve the children
If you have children, spend time explaining the changes and get them excited about the move. Bonding time will help capture the memories and an opportunity to talk about the next home and all the exciting sights to see.
Consider self-storage options so you don’t have to rush the move. This will help you to move in progressively.
Don’t forget your furry friends
The four-legged members of the family also need more attention when it comes to relocating. Before you move, speak to your veterinarian about what’s best for your pet when it comes to both moving and settling in to their new home.
Pack an overnight bag for each member of the family with the essentials which means that you don’t have to unpack and sort through moving boxes on the day. Your first night survival pack should include the toilet paper, pyjamas, toiletries and phone chargers. Not to mention coffee and breakfast supplies!
Allow enough time to clean or book a cleaner. A removalist company will be able to remove any packaging materials following the delivery of your household goods. GRACE offers a valet cleaning service, so you don’t have to source and book a cleaner during this busy time.
Rely on the professionals for the rest
Did you know it takes an average of two-to-five days to pack up the average four-bedroom family home? Consider using a professional removalist to pack and transport your household goods so you don’t have to take time off work.
When it comes to relocating your family, GRACE is the name you can trust. From preparing and transporting the pets to packing, transporting and cleaning your house, they cover all bases. For more information on their comprehensive removal services, visit the GRACE website.
Win a $2,000 GRACE voucher! Got a move in the New Year? For your chance to win $2,000 to spend with GRACE, simply complete the form by 5pm AEST on Friday 22 December 2017.
Terms and conditions:
- $2,000 credit applies to moves with moving and packing services (ex GST) in our Australian service areas.
- Applies to moving and packing services for private household moves only.
- Insurance, valet, and other ancillary services are excluded from this offer.
- Offer valid until 30 September 2018, and is subject to availability.