What Our Client Say About Us
My mother is nothing if not organised, but over the journey she has amassed a reasonably impressive collection of belongings that were of no future use to her on anyone in the family. The task fell to me to sort through the house which was not an appealing prospect other than to make sure that no treasures were overlooked. After a good hunt through each drawer and cupboard and several trips to the op shop etc I ran out of steam somewhat.
At that point I thought I’d try Canards based on the feedback from a few folks around the office. Made life VERY easy.
One of the team came out and walked through the home (15 minutes) and quoted within 24 hours.
Upon appointment they sent a team of two to sort through and packed every nook and cranny and created several “piles” (8 hours – I oversaw for a few hours – good prospecting block in my mother’s study!)
A few days late they returned for a half day with a team that made trips to the tip, the op shop, Leonard Joel Auction rooms etc. I couldn’t be at home that afternoon to let them in but they left a pile for me that I then dealt with later.
It was a breeze and the whole house was sorted without me lifting a finger.
PLEASE be aware – this is NOT a house stylist service like Cooper Robinson – Cooper Robinson came through and did their bit after and the house looks amazing now. This is a service to get all of the personal effects sorted out and heading in the right direction.
The cost is not prohibitive. Was about $2600 all up (Mum’s house is about 230sqm and was still well over half full – the hard half!) and she’ll then get a cheque back in the next couple of weeks for 75% of the money raised from the auction rooms.
Seriously worth doing this and seriously amazing for someone that just can’t get their head around the enormity of the task of moving…
Down sizing and moving? Where do you go? I used Canard Solutions. They are amazing, nothing is too much trouble, they provide a one-stop full service, always with a smile.
I recommend them without hesitation and have done so.
Remember CANARDS the next time you move!
Thank you for so promptly clearing the house and garden in Northcote and the disposal of contents and rubbish.
An excellent job as the barden was so overgrown and with the home clearance it took only a few days. The fence line can now be clearly seen.
The property is now ready for sale.
Canard Solutions provided professional service and much needed advice when we downsized to a smaller home, which made a stressful time a lot easier.
David Dunn was clear and prompt in all communications, which was much appreciated. I would not hesitate in recommending Canard Solutions for assisting with house moves, to take away the burden of taking on everything yourself.
Liz and Richard
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you to you, Connor, and the entire Canard Solutions team for all the arrangements in organizing and managing our move.
Connor and his whole team were an absolute delight to work with. They were so detailed, precise and precious with our valuables – clearly understanding pieces that are both valuable and sentimental; making the normally stressful process seem effortless, smooth and seamless. Connor’s ability to manage his staff, get the job done, handle some of the challenges along the way (like our dining table not fitting into the lift; but finding a way to get the table out of the building!) clearly shows his solution focused approach as well as his skills in spacial capacity management; he is so cool, calm and collected; and we felt completely safe and secure knowing that Connor wouldn’t stop till the job was done.
Thank you to your entire team for an outstanding job. We will highly recommend your services to everyone in the future.
Liz & Richard
I would like to say that Canard Solutions made the whole process of moving my parents out of the old family home as painless as could be imagined. You and your staff were totally professional and very reliable. You made what seemed like insurmountable problems and inevitable issues with the move seem quite straight forward.
I would not hesitate to recommend the service to anyone who happens to be in the unenviable situation of having to move elderly parents from a home that has been in the family for over 60 years. You made it happen and we are so pleased with the result.
I can’t thank you and your team enough for helping us move.
Yours sincerely and kind regards,
Downsizing, Melbourne, Victoria
Dear David and The Team,
Your help with my declutter was invaluable and I couldn’t have done it without that help. Your attention to labelling boxes and storing them so neatly was a big contribution. (Thank you Phil).
I do seem to have collected a lot of things over the years and now I’ve lightened up my load, I feel much happier.
I would recommend you and your team to anyone who asks.
Yours sincerely, Angela
Sue and Dia
Downsizing, Toorak, Victoria
Thank you for assisting us in our major move from our large Toorak home to a smaller home, following the departure of all of our children.
Having decided to take the opportunity to both declutter and downsize at the time of this move, we have been delighted both with your knowledge and expertise, and the high quality of the staff you have provided.
Your “can-do” approach to solving problems also suited our needs and resulted in a significantly less stressful move than would otherwise have been the case.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you and your team to anybody undertaking this type of project.
Dia and Sumita
Mt Eliza, Victoria
We recently appointed Canard Solutions to provide advice and assist with the removal and sale of excess household items accumulated within the family home of some thirty-six years.
We found the team to be incredibly professional, but more importantly demonstrated empathy towards my elderly mother as she worked through the various emotions involved in jettisoning the long-term family home.
I highly recommend Canard Solutions for any downsizing or management of generational household change.
Downsizing, Armadale, Victoria
Dear Susan and David
Re: Your Moving Solution
Susie and I want to thank you so much for contacting us when we sold Orrong Road after 34 years and offering a moving solution we had never thought of.
I must say I was sceptical at first.
But after the event and final wrap up we are both so pleased we used your services.
Apart from a better financial outcome on the disposal of much of our collections over the past 34 years, the process was fantastic. The lack of worry, not having to hawk any of our possessions to the antique merchants, eBay, Gumtree and the like, and not having to move and deliver any of these goods. Not having to move anything other than the items we moved to St Kilda Road. Not having to store anything at all. No packing. The removal of all the garden items, and the resulting rubbish that inevitably collects. The reduced effort and relative lack of stress worry and mess.
It could not have been better.
You can imagine what I said to two friends who had similarly down sized. Paying thousands of dollars for storage of items after a year and taking all the “preciously stored” to the tip. They tried it alone and had their nightmares. The storage costs far outweighed any benefit they may have gained from selling their stuff item by item. And the time, stress and effort to dispose of their goods really amplifies the benefit of your solution.
It is a no brainer.
Thanks for the experience and lack of stress. We would recommend you to anyone who was in the same position.
An excellent, low cost, effortless way to move. More so when you are downsizing.
Deceased estate, Maldon, Victoria
A big thank you to you and your team for working on this project and bringing it to a swift conclusion (with a very successful financial outcome as a bonus).
It was an enormous task and with a few curveballs thrown in. We certainly could not have handled the job ourselves.
It was a pleasure working with you and we will definitely keep you front of mind for any future clearance jobs.
I will have no hesitation recommending you to our clients who may be seeking some assistance with clearances.