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Avoid Injury During Your Move

Moving house can be a dangerous business. Cuts, ankle injuries and back strains are just some of common injuries people face when moving house. However, with a little know-how these injuries are preventable. 1. Use the proper equipment Before you move anything, test the weight of the item. Do not attempt to lift heavy items … Continued
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Auckland

5 Weird and Wacky Homes in New Zealand

When you’re on the market for a new home, there are a number of factors you need to consider. Is it located in a nice neighbourhood? How many rooms does it have? But one factor you probably haven’t considered is whether it’s weird and wacky enough. Mixing art and outrageous architecture with the basic family … Continued
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Packing up Your Garage or Shed

Packing up your garage or shed is usually the last thing you get to when moving house, and they’re some of the hardest to pack. The problem is that garages and sheds contain everything and anything, from gardening equipment and sporting equipment to tools, and countless other objects you probably don’t remember keeping. Before you … Continued
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The First Few Days in Your New Home

You’ve just moved into your new home – congratulations! There are a couple of things you can do to lay the foundations of your new home in the first few days of moving in. Prepare a survival kit On your first night in your new home, you’re likely to have a stack of boxes you … Continued
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How to Move the Big Five

What do Grace’s removalists mean when they talk about the ‘big five’? The big five refers to the following common household goods which also happen to be some of the bulkiest as most difficult to relocate and move: Lounge Fridge Bed Table Television How to pack the big five Due to their importance in the … Continued
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Why You Need to Hire Movers

There’s no doubt that moving house is a daunting task. The joy of a new home often comes with the headache of the move, which can be overshadowing to say the least. But it doesn’t have to be so! Hiring a moving company can be some important pre-planned pain relief, but choosing the right removal … Continued
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Top Tips for Moving with Toddlers

Moving with toddlers certainly has its surprises. Being prepared for the day is the best way to make sure the whole family can have a peaceful move. As a parent, your toddler-whisperer skills are probably already well-honed, but we’ve outlined some extra steps you can take to manage any moving anxieties, expectations and emotions that … Continued
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Helping Seniors Move

Moving a lifetime of belongings from one house to another, as is often the case for seniors, can be a particularly stressful experience. Whether they are moving because of a death of a partner, the house has gotten too big and they are struggling cope or if they are moving to a retirement home, chances … Continued
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How to Survive Moving at Christmas

At Grace, we know that December is one of the most popular times of the year to move house but try telling family and friends you are moving at Christmas and they’ll think you have rocks in your head. Yet December can actually be a great time to move. The kids are on school holidays … Continued
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Should I List My Property on Airbnb?

If you have a room or second house to spare, you could be sitting on a potential gold mine. So you should just post a rental notice and watch the money flow in, right? It’s not quite that easy, but many people are earning extra income by listing their space on peer-to-peer rental marketplaces like … Continued
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