Decorating your new house


Everything is set for the new house you are moving into, but have you thought of the decorations? This is the most important part of the house as it will affect the way you feel inside the house and outside. Decorating the house with such detail can make a big difference on yourself and your visitors. The house on its own will not have much of an impression on anybody unless it is decorated well. Think about the room you are staying in for example, does it look appealing to you? Can you spend the night after work in your room comfortably? If you can jot down ideas on the type of room you want your bedroom to look like and you think that it will make you feel more at home, then do it while you have not moved in, because once you move In there is such little time for you to think about such things and all you want is to set the house up and get on with life.


So in this blog the team here at The Moving Squad will present a few ideas to think about while decorating the house and making your stay at your house more comfortable when you move in. If you are looking for cheap house movers in Auckland then get in touch with our team to help plan in advance.



Think about the style

Brainstorm some ideas on how you perceive your house to look like; modern, traditional, etc. It would not be a good look if you decorate your lounge into a traditional look, but a modern decor for your kitchen. Think of different styles and pick one that you could lay out in the main areas such as kitchen, lounge, guest room, walkways, stairs, guest bathroom and lobby. Each style is different and varies depending on the type of house you have and the layout of it.



Style and placement

Think about decorating one room at a time and get help from your family members on how each member wants there bedroom to look like. Maybe ask them for a picture of the type of room they would prefer, which makes its easier as you go out for shopping and selecting the right products by choice. Having a room inspiration photo is very ideal when moving into the new house and bear in mind you can always make adjustments. To find some interior pictures visit Pinterest where you can select the rooms of your choice and save the picture to get ideas.

Take not of the floor plan and the walls. What type of floor is used and what furniture would best reflect the floor, and wallpaper or paint on the walls matching some of the interior could make a big change in the appearance.



Get rid of the old furniture

Obviously moving into the new house would change your mind set about some of the furniture back in the old house. It won’t all fit into the new plan and might even affect the look of the new house, so be wise and get rid of the furniture that you think will not fit well with the new house plan. You could have a garage sale to make back some of the cash and invest into the new furniture that would better fit in with the new plan. Or simply donate some to the poor.


Moving furniture around is a responsibility for the moving squad and it is our utmost priority to get the furniture to its place safe and in one peace. Happy moving everyone 🙂





Living in Auckland

New Zealand’s largest city Auckland is built in the north of the north island with a population of around 1.6 million and with a growth rate 2.6 percent yearly. Auckland is rated as the 8th most liveable city globally in 2017 measuring several factors related to health care, education, safety, environment and infrastructure. Auckland city is located between two harbours and very well known as the “City of Sails”. Auckland weather provides you beautiful sunlight over the summer and known as one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand. In winter we have shorter days with cold temperatures falling to a low of 3 degrees. Auckland has so much to offer to new residents shifting here, whether it be with family or on your own.


Housing – The choice is yours whether to buy or rent! Auckland has a variety of houses to choose from and with different suburbs the price will fluctuate. You may want to consider renting to start off with and once settled in then you could look at the Auckland house market to invest in a home you will own in this ever-growing city. Make a smart choice by choosing a house that would best fit your requirements such as transporting to work, work to be close to home, shopping nearby, public transport services, etc. The traffic in Auckland is ever increasing and it can take easily an hour to get to work within a 20 – 30 km radius. Traffic is one of the major setbacks for Auckland city and hence why the elder generation shift to the rural areas.


The people and the culture – Auckland is a multi-cultural city with more than 40 percent of the population born overseas and which makes it more diverse then cities such as New York, Sydney and even Los Angeles. This goes to show that Auckland has done well in settling migrants from across the world. The Maori heritage in New Zealand puts us in a very unique place in the world. New Zealand is also well known for tourists and some tourists decide to make a permanent shift to New Zealand as they fall in love with its natural beauty and a very calm lifestyle. The people here are known to be very friendly as per the 2015 expat survey with a score of 94 percent. The cultural festivals take place where people come together and celebrate under the same shelter. The work places also seem to promote cultural festivities as the diversity increases.


Nature and outdoors – New Zealand is well known for its beaches and Auckland alone has beautiful beaches near the coastline. The top 10 beaches in Auckland are Anchor Bay, Orewa, Cheltenham, Piha, Bethells beach, Oneroa, Karekare, Missionbay, Takapuna and Point Chevalier beach. Auckland is also surrounded by beautiful parks and it is the perfect way to explore the beauty of our landscapes. List of few beautiful parks situated around Auckland are Awhitu Regional park, Duder Regional park, Hunua ranes regional park, Tawharanui regional park and Auckland botanic gardens. The islands around Auckland are also a must visit if you love sightseeing and nature. The main Islands that you can catch a ferry to are Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island, Rangitoto and Motutapu island. New Zealand is a beautiful place to live and explore, providing you with lots of opportunities to take on board.


Are you ready for your move with The Moving Squad? Get in touch with us today 😊