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  • Furniture Removals and Storage
    kept clean safe and secure until you need it Reasons for storage include A need to limit your shipment size Renting your home Between residences while a new house is being built Taking a holiday before relocating to a new home Staying with friends or family between moves Interstate or overseas work commitments De cluttering a home for sale Professional storage solutions guarantee your belongings will remain in good condition until you need them Storage companies provide secure premises in convenient locations plus well ventilated rooms an accurate inventory of all items and assistance with packing Sydney Moving do all the heavy lifting and furniture removals and have ongoing relationships with storage companies meaning your goods are treated as a priority The self storage option A home without enough storage space is an uncomfortable environment to live in and a cluttered office can cause friction between colleagues An easy solution is self storage that provides adequate accommodation for all your excess items Storing your goods will save you money by avoiding the need to throw out perfectly good furnishings or unnecessarily expanding your location to fit everything in Self storage facilities often include climate controlled units for items that are affected by temperature or humidity such as electronics and computer gear Temporarily storing furniture and household clutter has also become an increasingly popular means of reconfiguring for sale homes during the home staging phase when first impressions can make or break the sale Tips for self storage Store frequently needed items at the unit front and create access to the back of the unit Use pallets or blocks so air can flow around your belongings Downsize your storage unit by disassembling furnishings and accessories Pack clothing and materials in suitable wardrobe boxes to avoid damp and mould Place sensitive photographs

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  • Moving from Sydney to Melbourne
    stressful time The easiest way to minimise stress is to employ the services of an expert removals company Sydney Moving will have your move from Sydney to Melbourne complete in just a couple of days and give you peace of mind in knowing the vehicle is purpose built the movers are professional and your possessions will be taken care of 477127547 gettyimages com Why move to Melbourne The debate about which city is better to live in Sydney or Melbourne is an ongoing point of contention between residents on both sides of the border The fact is Australia s two biggest cities have similarities and differences that can sway your moving decision either way Here are a few comparisons between the two cities that might help you adjust to your new home Cost of living Housing markets in both cities continue to experience growth Melbourne property prices are approximately 15 cheaper than Sydney on average The chances of purchasing a home closer to the Melbourne CBD in your price range are greater but you will need to take slightly lower wages and other expenses into consideration Overall Melbourne is 6 cheaper to live in than Sydney according to cost of living calculations for major cities Culture This is another factor influencing decisions for people moving between the two cities Sydney s sunshine and surf versus Melbourne s cosmopolitan feel If you are into night life the arts and trendy coffee shops Melbourne could be the place for you However Sydney has its own feel with harbour side dining plenty of coastline to explore and lots of festivals and attractions Culture is a broad term best left up to individual preferences Transport Both big cities invariably have traffic snarls plus bus and rail services struggling to meet demand and run on

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  • Moving Home After Living Abroad
    transition easy If moving with your family it will help everyone to put down roots and get settled as soon as possible Belongings that have been kept in storage can be moved as soon as you find a suitable residence Sydney Moving will help you coordinate pick up and delivery of your furniture and possessions Once you begin establishing your comfortable home everyone will begin to feel they belong Personalise your new home by displaying family photos unpacking important mementos and inviting old friends around Take time on the new job hunt Hopefully you will have returned home with enough money to settle in for a week or two without having to rush out and take the first available job You could even retrain to upgrade your career prospects Consider taking up a hobby or interest that you have been putting off Keep healthy Ensure that you and your family eat well on returning home You may be unsettled and in some disarray but having healthy meals at regular times will keep your family on the same page with enough vitality and determination to overcome any challenges that come your way 182065927 gettyimages com Assist your children There will be obstacles to overcome for children on their return home from overseas Establishing workable routines will be especially helpful for them You may need to consult with their teachers regarding learning capabilities or curriculum Take time to follow up with your children and teachers and make sure everyone is adjusting adequately to the new situation Have fun You will undoubtedly miss certain aspects of the country you have left behind and home life can feel a little drab in comparison Alleviate boredom or stress by having outings with your family Try new experiences and choose activities that connect with local culture

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  • Moving Home During Pregnancy
    each stage of the move Contact Sydney Moving once you have established your ideal moving date They provide options to assist with packing supply boxes and dedicate extra manpower wherever required so you can do as little or as much as you are comfortable with Sydney Moving professionals can pack an entire household of belongings in a few hours and you may prefer to assist by light packing of bits and pieces such as seasonal clothing ahead of moving day Packing before the moving day You may not be able to pack everything yourself however you can organise suitable boxes Avoid flimsy and too small boxes as they only add time to the move including extra trips back and forth to the moving truck Keep a good marker pen on hand to label each box You can then take your time to unpack essentials at your new home It s also a good idea to pack essential baby gear separately just in case your baby arrives early Enlist the help of friends to set up a nursery in your new home Avoid excessive bending while packing and unpacking boxes Your pelvic ligaments will be stretching and loosening to accommodate the baby and unwanted movement can result in pelvic pain or backache Make up an essential survival kit such as batteries bulbs toiletries and anything else you may need to keep on hand You should also keep a dedicated hospital bag in the glove box of your car so it is there when needed Get familiar with your new suburb Take time out to explore the local area Visit the supermarket chemist and nearest hospital so you know exactly where to go when the need arises Local baby or toddler groups are a wealth of information and an opportunity to make

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  • How to Reduce Moving Stress
    moving list and create a timeline for weekly goals Keep on track with your list and you will have all the boxes ticked even before the Sydney Moving truck arrives Clear the clutter Once you have cleaned and disposed of unwanted possessions you will be halfway there and feel much more organised in tackling the remaining tasks By getting rid of unwanted things your packing will only involve the items you require saving packing time and room in the truck De cluttering can be therapeutic by helping you to let go of past attachments and look toward the future Ask for assistance Asking for help is difficult for many people We want to appear self reliant but there is no denying that an entire house full of belongings can present an overwhelming obstacle especially for the frail or elderly Reach out and ask friends or relatives and you may be pleasantly surprised just how willing they are to assist It s also a great opportunity to spend time together Goodbye and farewell Take the time to say goodbye to neighbours Invite them for a farewell drink or meal Have a few final walks around your neighbourhood and visit your favourite spots Allow yourself time to absorb yourself in saying goodbye Appreciate the past live in the moment and look toward the future Treat yourself A stressful move is one where we don t take time to get all our regular tasks done including proper eating and sleeping Try not to neglect your needs and you will enjoy the move much more Taking time out to cook a healthy meal or kick back and relax a little will re energise you and give you the motivation to continue with your moving tasks If possible visit some friends go out for a

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  • Fix it up or give it up? – That is the Question
    issue is not so dramatic at present at least ensure that water is kept away from foundations by appropriate earthworks that assist rainwater to run away from the house Clogged gutters and spouts are also trouble if the rainwater seeps back toward the house Down spout extensions that discharge water beyond the trouble spot are an inexpensive strategy in avoiding water issues The roof This is another area that needs monitoring in your defence against water damage A small spot leak or damaged shingle can be repaired cheaply but when left for too long can ultimately lead to rotting and additional complications sometimes resulting in the need for a whole new roof Regular maintenance checks of your roof will save you big dollars in the long run It s important to pay attention to the flashing around exhaust vents or chimney and ensure that the seal is watertight If the flashing is dislodged in bad weather it will require immediate attention Siding For homes that are covered in wood vinyl or aluminium there is always the possibility that a weakened section will permit water to enter the building This will lead to rot or insect infestation The occasional repair won t cost much but left untreated a dislodged siding can lead to a lot of internal or structural damage Take a walk around your house twice a year and look for holes or cracks that are starting to appear You can also inspect windows and doors at this time to determine if there is any missing caulking in any of the joins Ensure that trees and shrubs don t scrape against the house in a stiff breeze as they can do a lot of damage Water and sewer lines Home owners are responsible for the maintenance of water and sewer

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  • Downsizing: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
    some similar dimensions to your existing home The majority of your furniture may be suitable for relocation in the new apartment saving you money on new furniture purchases Older style semi detached houses were traditionally built with high ceilings which create the feeling of spaciousness even in a medium sized room If you are lucky you could even discover a home with a handy loft or basement perfect for storage 175139649 gettyimages com Once you have decided where to downsize it s time to assess your belongings and part with unnecessary items You will also need to get creative with storage solutions and introduce family habits that will make the new household flow smoothly Some people find it hard to part with possessions deciding to sort it all out at the new place In many cases after the rigours of moving the sort out phase is delayed and the family is forced to live in a cramped and impractical environment Eventually you will realise you have no space or use for all the extra possessions and have to get rid of them anyway so it is practical to do this prior to the move With space at a premium furniture that serves multiple purposes can go a long way toward avoiding clutter It s also a good idea to invest in built in appliances that take advantage of any nook or corner A sofa bed is almost de rigeuer for town house and apartment dwellers who have friends or family visiting from time to time It can be set up in a bedroom study or lounge and is easily unfolded for use at a moments notice Home decorating is an art form as precise as origami when space is limited Mirrors are great for creating the illusion of space but

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  • What Women Want in a Home
    mega mansion could Location is especially important for working mums who are trying to juggle their work schooling and shopping with the least amount of inconvenience possible The right location equals convenience for many women who are constantly on the go Safety and security Feeling safe in ones own home is essential for everyone and is especially taken into consideration by women Concerns regarding safety and security can be a deal breaker in real estate Single women are especially concerned about security and may opt for a top floor apartment with underground parking rather than a showy ground floor residence Mothers are also vigilant regarding child safety and any potential danger in the local area will be taken into serious consideration Socialising The need for a large space in the home may seem selfish at first glance but the reality is that women envisage a home that is based around sharing and socialising with family and friends Whether it is an open kitchen dining area for sharing a banquet or a cosy fireplace corner for enjoying nibbles women appreciate the social aspect of a welcoming home environment Whereas men investigate the yard as a place to socialise women inspect a property s interior Easy care Women consistently agree that low maintenance holds key appeal in a home Most women love an attractive garden but don t have the time for spending hours in the yard and often prefer no fuss landscaping with an easy care house exterior Perennial discussions about which family member does household chores is stressful enough and becomes exacerbated when the woman finds herself taking up the slack of her partner or children A double garage Most women prefer a two car garage even if they are a one car family A double garage is the perfect

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