Services at Downsized Living

Overview

Here’s a fun fact!

You’ve finally sold your home, you have your eye on a new location and you have a settlement date. Congratulations!

You know you have to leave your home empty and spotless for the new owners. The ‘fun’ is about to start!

Do you realise you will have to touch and make a decision on EVERY SINGLE ITEM in your house, garage and garden shed before your move-out date? 

Don’t panic, help is at hand. 

Downsized Living, based on the Gold Coast, offers an extensive downsizing and relocation service to suit your needs and budget. We help you ‘touch and make decisions on every single item!’ in your home. All aspects of your move are personally overseen by Debbie and she will be your only contact during the process. We can be engaged casually to get you started (minimum 3-hour module) or you may be better suited to a packaged bundle of time if there is a lot to sort through and arrange. 

We can create a plan of action so that you can downsize yourself or provide one on one assistance and guidance should you require a more personal approach to complete your downsizing objectives.

All services are personally customised to suit your specific requirements.

We provide a no-obligation meet-up at your home to discuss your specific needs and to go over the process and costs involved. Everything you need to prepare for your move is provided at cost price including packing boxes, paper, tape and bubble wrap. We try to think of everything so that you don’t have to. 

We aim to reduce the stress and confusion sometimes associated with downsizing and moving house as we get older. We go out of our way to make the process of moving house as smooth as possible.

Don’t know where to start? We are here to help? Reduce the stress by giving us a call. We are only too happy to be of service to you. 

Senior couple having fun together at beach

Personal move consultant

Debbie works directly with you and your family to create a plan. She will coordinate everything to do with the downsizing of your possessions, packing and moving to your new location and everything in between. Nothing is left to chance. You will also get our Moving Checklist to ensure nothing gets missed and we can even take care of any rubbish which may accumulate along the way. 

Declutter your belongings

This can sometimes be the most daunting part of moving. Where to begin? It can be overwhelming. We will guide you, room by room, and help you make decisions about what to keep, what might go to other family members, what you plan to donate and what may need to be discarded. Taking only what you need and love not only helps keep moving costs down but will also make life at the other end so much simpler.

Customised Floor Plans

We will help you plan where your furniture will go in your new home. We take the guesswork out of the equation, by measuring every wall and item of furniture to ensure it fits perfectly. We avoid mistakes and too much furniture by doing it this way. We want to ensure a safe, uncluttered environment where your possessions fit in nicely. Small items can easily be removed later, but larger items are more difficult. 

Architectural floor plan

Arrange Removalist Quotes

We can recommend a removalist and arrange quotes for your consideration. We will schedule and coordinate all move day details to fit in with your settlement. We liaise with your new location to ensure lifts are booked if required and they are waiting for you when you arrive. Goods that need to be transported to family members can also be arranged.   

Coordinate Donations

In most cases, we cannot take everything with us and there will be unwanted pieces of furniture and items left over that may need a new home. Several Gold Coast charities offer a collection service and we take advantage of this by booking a collection close to your settlement date. Smaller items, such as books, clothing and other trinkets, are boxed up or bagged for ease of transportation.

Assistance with selling items

We aim to keep the costs down to the essentials when moving house and that is why we donate what we can to family or charities. You may have some pieces that are worth selling and we can assist with placing ads on social media applications such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. If you are realistic with your pricing, this can go well and the bonus is a bit of extra pocket money. 

Furniture moving

Packing and unpacking

Don’t worry, we also offer a packing and unpacking service. Once rooms and smaller items have been decluttered and decisions made on what you are taking, it is easy to pack and clear spaces as we go. We pride ourselves on the standard of our packing process which ensures your possessions arrive in perfect order. All boxes are well labelled to ensure they end up in the right spots and you know which boxes to open first!

Packing material supplied

All packing material is not created equal, so beware! We want your precious possessions to arrive in one piece, so we only use good quality boxes and packing materials. We use 3 sizes of boxes to pack goods appropriately and our recommended removalist supplies port-a-robes for your clothing. We bring everything required for your move along with us, so you don’t need to add anything to your shopping list. All items are supplied at cost price.

Settlement and resettling

We’re packed and ready to go and the removalists are about to arrive. The cleaners are booked to start as the truck exits the driveway. The electricity meter is being read today prior to settlement. My phone and internet have been transferred to my new address and the lights and power will be on when I get there. Our mail will be redirected and we won’t miss a beat. 

If you need anything in your new location, we can assist in arranging services to meet your needs so that you settle into your new location as quickly as possible. 

Moving Day