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Moving Interstate? This is How to Get Settled in a New Suburb

Moving Interstate, how to get settled, new home suburb

Are you dreaming of your new life in a leafy green suburb? Maybe you’re moving to the ocean or taking on the big smoke.

Moving to a new suburb and state is like turning the page to a new chapter in your life. This may be your dream home, or it may be the next stepping-stone in your journey. Regardless, you’ve probably worked hard to make this move a success.

Even if you have everything checked and ticked off your list, the interstate removalists booked, and insurance paid for, there is still the all-important element of ‘settling’ to consider.

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Moving With Pets: 5 Ways To Help Your Pet Settle Into A New Home

Moving with pets

Ask anyone who has moved house; relocation will always take a toll, one way or another. From physical to emotional manifestations, moving interstate or across the globe has its stresses and celebrations. As pet owners, it is important to realise that your furry friend is no exception. A new house means new smells and new surroundings – this is enough to send any animal into a spiral of anxiety.

It is important to note that while humans experience our fair share of excitement and fun when contemplating our new lives, pets experience a move very differently. As territorial beings who revel in the familiar, the re-establishment of home can be more worrying for them than we may realise.

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5 Easy Steps To Moving Out For The First Time

Moving out home first time

Is it time for you to leave the family nest? Moving out of home for the first time is an empowering experience and is one of the biggest steps towards gaining full independence. Whether you are getting your own place or sharing with friends, you will need to be prepared for this exciting new chapter in your life.

Although you are probably feeling the eagerness to embark on your journey to “adult life”, it is important not to overlook the behind the scenes planning that comes with gaining this new found independence. To ensure your transition into your first place is a smooth one, consider the following steps before you get packing.

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Cost of Living Australia: Melbourne Vs Sydney – INFOGRAPHIC

For anyone who is considering making the move to Melbourne or Sydney, it is always a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons of each location. Whether you are searching for job opportunities, a change of lifestyle, or a new climate, researching your future city beforehand will ensure it meets all of your needs. Whatever your criteria may be, it can be agreed that the ‘cost of living’ is something that almost everyone needs to consider when making the decision to move interstate.

So how does the cost of living really compare between Australia’s two most popular cities? Statistics from Numbeo highlight that these two cities have some similarities, however, there are also key differences when it comes to the cost of living.

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Moving House? These Are the Top 5 Items You Need to Leave Behind

Moving House Leave Behind

Moving house provides the perfect opportunity to do that spring clean that you tell yourself you are going to do year after year. Spending some time removing unwanted or unnecessary household items will help ease the pressure of the big day.

Detaching yourself from unnecessary household items will not only help to take the stress out of moving house, it can also help to generate money to spend on items for your new home. Without even knowing, you could have a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Moving To Melbourne Guide to Becoming a Local

Moving to Melbourne Ultimate Guide

It is no secret that Melbourne has been crowned the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ on more than one occasion. For locals, it is easy to see why. Melbourne is a city where good food, shopping, art and culture can be found at every turn – if you know where to look.

But what if you are not a local? The thought of hidden alleyway cafes or unmarked bar doors is likely to seem a little daunting to newcomers. The truth is, navigating your way, and getting lost, through Melbourne is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture.


Moving to Melbourne? Read On To Discover The Local Secrets!  

Whether you are still in the planning stages or you have already made the move, finding your feet in Melbourne by knowing the ins and outs, will have you feeling like one of the locals in no time.

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5 Annoying Items to Know About Before Moving House

Moving House 5 Annoying Items

The idea of moving house is often accompanied by the feeling of excitement, but can also often feel stressful and chaotic. What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? In fact, moving house can (and should) be a fun and exciting experience – if you are well prepared.

Quite often, the reason for an unpleasant move comes down to just a handful of household items that seem to cause a little more grief than others. Do not let those feelings of stress creep back into your thoughts though, we have a sure fire way to write your moving house checklist and a list of solutions to tackle these annoying items head on!

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5 Most Affordable Inner City Melbourne Suburbs For Rentals

Moving To Melbourne? Here Are The Most Affordable Inner City Suburbs

Moving to Melbourne affordable rent

Melbourne may be the most liveable city in the world, but it can also be one of the most expensive. By doing a little bit more research, you’ll be surprised at just how much money you can actually save yourself, and still find the perfect place to live. It is important to take into consideration all of the smaller elements which add up in day-to-day expenses. These considerations include travel costs, finding good schools, and even knowing where you can buy great produce locally.

If you have already decided that you will be moving to Melbourne, then you still have plenty more decisions to make. The city has a number of wonderful inner city suburbs and choosing which one is right for you will probably be the biggest decision you will make with regards to your interstate relocation.

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Santa Fe Wridgways Supports the Less Fortunate with Christmas Food Drive


At Santa Fe Wridgways, we pride ourselves on making it easy for our customers, and this year we are joining forces with Foodbank to make life a little easier for those who are doing it tough. We are running a food drive all across the country throughout the festive season, collecting food for the less fortunate.

To help generate as much support for this great cause as possible, we are encouraging our staff AND our customers to make the effort to donate non-perishable foods to our food drive.

We will have collection boxes in all of our branches, and will provide special boxes to any customers who may wish to take up this opportunity to do something special, at this special time of year.

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