Auckland’s Leading Home Downsizing Service

Auckland’s Leading Home Downsizing Service

The decision to down-size one’s home is poignant for many people especially when it involves older people getting to the point where it’s just too hard to keep living in the large family home.

Many of our home downsizing service customers involve elderly couples where one dies, or one or both require nursing care. When this happens it usually triggers the need to downsize and declutter to move into a smaller and more manageable place in preparation for selling or renting the family home.

At this stage the parents and / or their family is faced with the challenge of dealing with decades worth of personal items and treasures.

In every box, in each drawer, under each pile is another memory and another story that is triggered as they are unearthed. The question becomes how to best deal with all of their things?

Having to help elderly relatives “downsize” is not easy physically or emotionally, especially when it happens quickly. You are also often wrestling with grief, emotions, financial pressure, their ongoing health concerns, moving them into a new house, lawyers and real estate agents.

Sometimes hiring a flexi bin or skip seems like the easiest option. Or maybe it makes sense to book the Council’s inorganic collection. But before you do, think first about where all those precious memories and personal memorabilia may end up. In most cases Mum and Dad’s stuff will simply end up in a hole in the ground somewhere in NZ as landfill. Buried. It’s not great for environmental sustainability, and most likely not what Mum and Dad would want done with all their things. That’s where we can help because we will do everything we can to find a loving new home for your parent’s things.

Our compassionate and caring women-led team will do everything we can to send items to a better place by collecting, sorting, loading to ensure we can redistribute, reuse and recycle through a network of local charitable, community and other recipients. We have been in this situation ourselves, so know how difficult it can be for you.

Honest: It’s not uncommon to find jewellery, money and other valuable items when helping a family downsize their home. Our team members will always bring these to your attention. We also have a great eye for knowing which items you could readily sell yourself and will always let you know before we remove these goods.

Compassionate: Our home downsizing service is so much more than about dealing with possessions – it’s about helping people! You can count on us to be kind and caring at every stage of your home downsizing journey.

Feeling overwhelmed? Here are things our home downsizing service can help with

A fast and easy process: Home downsizing can be a long drawn out and fraught process. The bulk of this work usually falls on the remaining family, (usually those who live closest) and can take its toll when adult children are trying to juggle work, children and other commitments.

Our caring and compassionate home downsizing service team can take care of all of it for you. But rest assured, we will always check with you before removing anything that we feel needs your decision first.

Experienced advice: There can be many tricky issues to deal with when downsizing a home. For example, what to do with a loved one’s photographs and slides. Typically, family members don’t want to throw them away but have no space in which to store them. Our experienced house clearance team can help by providing advice on dealing tricky issues such as this.

Honest: It’s not uncommon to find jewellery, money and other valuable items when helping a family downsize their home. Our team members will always bring these to your attention. We also have a great eye for knowing which items you could readily sell yourself and will always let you know before we remove these goods.

Compassionate: Our home downsizing service is so much more than about dealing with possessions – it’s about helping people! You can count on us to be kind and caring at every stage of your home downsizing journey.