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Preparing to make a local move within New Zealand? There are a few things you’ll need to get your head around before you relocate. Whether you’re moving from one street to another, or you’re relocating to the next suburb over, you’ll still need to be as prepared as you would for a move to the other island.

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Just because you’re only moving down the road or around the block, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about having enough time to move everything. You’re still relocating your entire household from one place to another, and that means there’s a lot involved. Moving locally still requires preparation and planning to ensure you meet everything on your moving checklist.

Packing stages

Once you’ve gathered all of your packing supplies together, including boxes, tape and markers, it’s time to start the process of sorting and packing. Start by packing the rooms you use least so it doesn’t affect your current living situation too much. This could be a spare room or bathroom. Work your way up to the busier rooms like the kitchen which you’ll need access to until the day you move. How long you spend on each stage will depend on how long you have to move.


Just because you’re moving around the corner doesn’t mean there’s no room for decluttering. Sort through your things as you pack and throw out anything that has no meaningful value to you. Anything that needs to be repaired or anything that’s been sitting in the cupboard because it’s broken can go. For the items that aren’t broken but can’t find a place in your new home, donate them to charity.


No doubt one of the most tedious and boring aspects of moving house, the paperwork, needs to be done before you relocate. Transfer your utilities like gas and electricity, set up your new internet connection and change your address with the electoral roll. The sooner you do this; the sooner you’ll be able to settle into your new home.

Find a local removalist

Although you might think you’ll save money by moving your household things on your own, you could end up costing yourself hundreds in damages. Hire a local removalist who understands the lay of the land. Grace Removals use the safest packing and removal techniques to keep you, your family and your belongings safe.

At Grace, we know that moving house is more than relocating just your furniture. That’s why we provide a range of specialist moving services like vehicle transfer and pet transportation so you can sit back and enjoy the moving experience while we take care of the rest.

For more information on our local removal services, or to get in touch with our local removalists, contact us.