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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by

What to leave behind when you move

It can be difficult to leave your old home as it can feel as though you are leaving behind special memories. This can make parting with personal household belongings very hard. However, it is important to focus on the new beginnings and adventures that you will have in your new home. But, how do you know what to leave behind and what to take with you?


A lot of people spend significant time and energy on their garden, creating an outdoor oasis that they are proud of. This can make parting with favourite plants quite difficult. However, the transition between homes can put a lot of strain on plants and trees, which could cause them to die. Instead of spending time and money attempting to relocate your plants or trees safely, why not focus on starting fresh on your new garden – leaving your old garden, for the new home owners to appreciate and enjoy.

Bird Houses

Moving a bird house can be simple, however you need to consider the birds that have grown familiar to their surroundings, and the food and shelter the bird house provides. Why not leave it where it is and instead, create a new bird house at your new home.


Fixtures are generally not taken when you move as they are a part of the character of the house. If you decide to take an expensive fixture that you cherish, such as a chandelier or water feature, remember to replace them with a generic fixture so that the new home owners are not missing an essential part of the house. It is important to notify future home owners or renters of your intentions on fixtures and fittings so that no ill feeling occurs.

Things you no longer need

Moving house is a great time to get rid of any unwanted belongings that you have accumulated over time. These belongings will create more work for you when packing and unpacking, as well as creating unnecessary clutter for your new home. Consider holding a garage sale or donating the items to charity. Your junk could be someone else’s treasure.

If you are unsure of what to leave and what not to leave behind, call our friendly team on 1300 914 706 for advice or a quote on any of your moving needs.

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