Start-up eliminates the stress from moving
More than just a moving service, Your Easy Move targets professionals, business owners and expats returning home, to manage their move into a fully unpacked, styled and prepped new property. It’s one of the most stressful things you can do in life, but what if when you moved house – or office – you not […]
More than just a moving service, Your Easy Move targets professionals, business owners and expats returning home, to manage their move into a fully unpacked, styled and prepped new property.
It’s one of the most stressful things you can do in life, but what if when you moved house – or office – you not only didn’t have to pack and unpack but your old home was decluttered and the new home was fully set up when you arrived – beds made, kitchen ready for your first meal, the towels hung, and the wardrobe styled.
That’s the premise behind Auckland and Northland business, Your Easy Move, from owner, organising consultant and project management and communications expert Clare Gregory-Jones (pictured).
“Our clients tend to be people who are time poor, where one or both partners are working perhaps in senior management or with their own business, as well as people who are perhaps consolidating their property portfolio or making their final property move before retirement, and love having someone to just organise everything. We also think there will be a real opportunity to help people moving here for work from overseas when the borders open up later this year.” Gregory-Jones says.
“There is no one else offering a total move solution who are servicing this market as far as we are aware, and they have a real need for assistance.”
“I know from my own experience that often it is more cost effective to pay someone to come in and do something around the house than it is for people to take time out from their well-paid job to do it – or to sacrifice valuable family time,” Gregory-Jones adds. “But while having a cleaner or a gardener is now accepted practice for many, a total solution moving company like Your Easy Move is something most people don’t even know is an option yet.”
Your Easy Move can also assist in bringing in cleaning and moving companies, if required, and its team of four includes a former art gallery assistant, adept at packing art of all shapes and sizes.
“We use our own skilled team and work with trusted partners to deliver the services clients need, working with them from pre-settlement house maintenance through to new home set-up. I’d like to see services like Your Easy Move become an integrated part of the moving industry, where it is just another option alongside the actual moving service.”
Gregory-Jones says she is looking at the viability of expanding the service beyond Auckland and Northland as the need arises. She aims to work with other companies in each region who are the best of breed for their particular service, such as cleaning, styling and moving to create a premium service offering for clients.
She says Your Easy Move is about more than simply helping people move. “We’re not just manual handlers. Yes, we do handle all the logistics, but we also understand that there can be a lot of emotion involved in moving.
“There is a whole process people go through when they are leaving a home, and I sometimes spend a lot of time talking to the client about that as well. It is all part of offering a complete service.”
A unique, customised service
Clients can pick and mix from the services they require, including decluttering, styling, full move coordination, packing, furniture removals, exit cleaning, unpacking, and new home set up.
“We can just do the packing and unpacking, leaving the client to organise and style, or we can provide a total move experience enabling the client to sit back, relax and not have to worry about anything,” Gregory-Jones explains.
“They can go to lunch on move day and then walk in the door of their new home to find the beds made, the kitchen organised, and their wardrobe styled.”
Gregory-Jones’ family has owned successful furniture removal businesses since the 1970s. Her father was Harrods trained and dedicated his working life to the moving industry, and her brother built strong ties with real estate agents and solicitors to become a preferred and trusted supplier for estate related moving.