Introducing Classic Moves – our downsizing specialists
Older Australians are increasingly choosing to downsize from their larger family home to smaller premises. In some cases, downsizing may be to unlock equity from the family home to allow travel or other investments, or to create a more manageable living arrangement without the upkeep and maintenance demands of a traditional family home. Our relocation services will ensure the transition goes smoothly as we help assist with every step of the transition.
A move to an apartment or unit in a retirement living community offers attractive lifestyle and social benefits. Alternately, some downsizers are driven by a desire to gain access to greater levels of health care and support as they age.
Regardless of the reasons, Abbeys can now provide a range of home relocation services to assist Melbourne residents with downsizing through our Specialist Relocation Division, Classic Moves.
Caring relocation services
The Classic Moves team is a group of experienced, mature and compassionate people available to assist you with downsizing to a new home. Based in Melbourne, we coordinate all of the services needed to plan for and implement your move – this means a fewer individual tasks and trades for you to coordinate and fewer bills for you to pay along the way. Our aim is that your move is conducted as smoothly and seamlessly as possible and our relocation services will ensure that you are able to quickly get on with enjoying this next exciting phase of your life.
Classic Moves working in conjunction with the Abbeys team can provide a full house relocation service including:
- Planning your move
- Compiling a complete inventory or valuation of contents
- Packing including special valuables, artworks or fragile items
- Sale of surplus items by public auction
- Short or longer term storage for the period sale between the sale of your family home and settlement of your new home
- Delivery of items to family members (whether they are local, interstate or overseas)
- Donation to charity of usable goods and clothing
- Removal of rubbish & recyclables
- Cleaning & gardening to prepare your home for sale
Experienced professionals with security clearance
Abbeys and Classic Moves staff are trained and experienced in dealing with relocations and house clearances and we have strict security procedures. Our staff have Police Security Check and Working with Children clearances and are insured whilst on your property.
We take pride in ensuring that your relocation is managed professionally and with full transparency.
Call us for a confidential discussion or a free quote – available 7 days
Working with Classic Moves
First we’ll visit to assess your requirements – free of charge with no obligation
For most people the hardest part is “where do I start?”. Your Relocation Specialist will come to your home to discuss your requirements and develop the most suitable relocation plan. We have a team of specialists available in the Melbourne metropolitan area and will usually be able to schedule a time to meet within a couple of days.
A written proposal within 24 hours of the visit
We’ll always give you some choices about how to move forward and your proposal will be inclusive of all costs and services to achieve your objectives. If you or your family members would like to be involved in some of the work, that’s fine by us or you can leave it totally up to the Classic Moves and Abbeys teams. You can choose how you’d like to work with us.
7 day phone advice service
We know there is a lot to think about when moving house and sometimes you’ll have a question or thought that you need input on straight away. We are available to take your call any day of the week (including weekends and public holidays) to discuss your relocation assistance and we’ll also pro-actively keep you up to date with arrangements as your job progresses.
De-cluttering before Downsizing
Most clients ask us “what do we do with the things that we don’t want to take with us, or won’t fit into our new home?” Your Relocation Specialist will work with you to ensure that you will fit comfortably into your new home. Then they will make a plan for what is left behind – we can deliver items to family members, arrange goods to be sold at auction, reused by others through a charity donation or responsibly disposed of.
Preparation, packing and moving
We will carefully pack your possessions and arrange for them to be transported to your new home. Once we arrive at your new location, everything will be unpacked into the cupboards, appliances will be connected and even the beds made and boxes removed so that your first night in your new home is a happy and relaxing one.
Phone support and post move adjustments
Once you’re settled in we will be available to come back to re-arrange the furniture, adjust the cupboards or take away any items that you no longer need. We’ll also be available on the phone to help with any questions that may arise.