DownSize NZ’s work

Below are some before and after pictures of homes, garages and sections the DownSize team has cleared, tidied up or prepared for sale on behalf of our clients. 

What Our Clients Say

“Right in the lockdown period, there was the totally daunting task of sorting and clearing a house after a life time of occupation – and in sad circumstances. Luckily Ant & Sue from Downsize were sent my way. As soon as I met them, with their way of listening to the customer’s needs and respectfully making suggestions, the whole process became so much easier to handle. As well, Ant & Sue were always on time and went out of their way to make the process easier. I couldn’t have done it without them. Top marks!” – Karen Pawson, Palmerston North, 16 June 2020

A big Thankyou to Ant from Downsize NZ, for such a marvelous job, I had to shed to clear and a container to organize and use as storage, until a new cottage and sheds are rebuilt on site of old sheds.  Ant was awesome to work with, willing to do little jobs such as replace the tire on my garden trolley, he had good advise and made a few trips to the dump, Cranford opp shops and Kauri House auctions. No stress for me especially with a very unwell husband.  Thanks again Ant for an awesome job and your smiles and willingness, and all my asks big or small were completed willingly. I highly recommend Downsize this business and well worth the money. A big 10 out of 10. Marilyn.” – Marilyn White, Hastings, 28 June 2021

“Hi Ant and Sue – Wanted to express our gratitude for all your help during the clean-up of my mothers home and gardens post her recent death. Living in Loading Trailer with rubbishAustralia this would have posed a huge problem for us and you guys just made it so easy – you did a fantastic job making sure everything was completed and neat and tidy. We can’t thank you both enough for this, what you achieved in a relatively short time would have taken us months if we had been able to do the work ourselves and not to mention the cost would have been excessive if we had attempted this. Your cost was fantastic. Sincerely recommend your service to anyone, you both went out of your way to be helpful in all circumstances… Thanks” – Graham and Christina Crossman, Adelaide, October 2019

“Above and beyond service provided by Ant & Sue!! They helped me clear my mum’s house and relocate her furniture and belongings to her new residence. They also took all her surplus furniture to the auction house for on-selling. We discovered a tap that didn’t work at the 11th hour on settlement day – no problem to Ant who put his plumber’s hat on, called into Mitre 10 for some supplies, fixed the tap, then got back to loading up the trailer. Such nice, genuine, down-to-earth people who I can’t thank enough for all their help ” – Kelly Hoskin, Napier, November 2019

“We recently employed the services of Ant and his team at Downsize and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They did a wonderful job cleaning out our garage and outdoor area, were on time and professional from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. An unexpected, and very welcome bonus was some of our unwanted items were sold at auction and we received some money back. Thanks so much, Ant and everyone at Downsize” – Stephanie Moore, Havelock North, November 2020

“I recently downsized in order to move out of a 1300sqm property with 160sqm House and 90sqm garage, into a 73sqm house with only a garden shed. I used this company and will never look back. The huge overwhelming job of clearing out my late husbands tools, machinery, paperwork etc was done with their kind and patient assistance at a pace to suit me and my emotions and physicality. Highly recommend them” – Shirley Norton, Hastings, November 2020

“Ant & Sue were brilliant to deal with; they were efficient, considerate and so helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of service. Thank you so much – you are absolute stars (and not expensive!)” –  Sue Taaffe, Havelock North, March 2020

“Great service provided by downsize nz. They promptly quoted the job and gave us an estimate of what to expect. Work was completed within the time frame and to a great standard. Thanks again for helping us to prepare our little place for sale!” – Kristie, Napier, 16th September 2019

Moving boxes stacked on moving trolly

“Ant & Sue -We want to thank you for your outstanding Customer care and Service 😄. We so very much appreciated how you met our need in the moment as we faced cleaning and preparing our mothers home to sell. Nothing was too difficult or a problem for you. You have such a professional warm approach to doing business, your integrity so refreshing! We will always be extremely grateful 😄 I highly recommend DownSize NZ. Very impressed! Thank you both so very much, a superb job!” – Steph Lowry, Clive, 26 July 2019

“From the moment I first met Sue and Ant I knew I was in good hands. They immediately went and picked up the packing necessities and began work. Their quote was amazing for the amount of work they were required to do over two and a half days in order to get my stuff packed into a storage unit. We worked so well together and they understood my need for speed in the situation I was in. The care and consideration along with their kindness will never be forgotten” – Grace Terry, Hastings 19 March 2019

DownSize Trailer with Truck

“Without Ant there was no way I could have cleared a very large house. Not only was rubbish cleared but usable stuff went to various organizations and charities. I couldn’t recommend Downsize more highly. Jan.” – Jan Goudie, Napier, 6 August 2020

“Downsize has been a tremendous help in sorting, clearing, donating, dumping, auctioning, selling, fixing and assessing options; all done with enthusiasm, willingness combined with realistic planning, great skill, excellent communication, sensitivity and a positive attitude. In my experience an invaluable service. Thank you!” – Eileen Page, Napier 18 February 2019

“I would recommend DOWNSIZE NZ to everyone who is wanting to hire a cleanup company. I can’t speak highly enough of them. Ant and Sue are extremely nice people and very understanding.  A little more information on Ant;  in my opinion, there is nothing he can’t turn his hand to. In my opinion all the work Ant & Sue, DOWNSIZE NZ, did on my property, achieved the fantastic price I got.  Way beyond my wildest dreams.The amount of work required to bring the property up to saleable standard was huge. Ant & Sue had to install a workable kitchen plus do untold cleaning inside the house. Plus replace the fence. He made many trips to the dump and did many other jobs. The completion of the job took approximately 3 weeks. Thank you ” – Bill & Cally, Hastings 23 June 2019

“Absolutely amazing business you have here.  Was lovely to meet Ant he honestly did an amazing job clearing away clutter and tidying our property so it’s ready to be sold  Super super impressed with the outcome and hard work that was put in!!  A+++ from me. Awesome job!!  Definitely going to recommend you guys to anyone and everyone” – Talia Kinniburgh, Hastings 6 June 2019 

“It’s hard to catergorise this company because they are able to turn their hand to a number of things and are ready and willing to go the extra mile. In our case it was rubbish removal, revamping apple bins into puppy-proof lidded compost bins, levelling and reseeding a large grass area plus removing trees, trimming bamboo and so on. All done with a smile, a readiness to think outside the square, a determination to recycle and reuse where possible and at a very reasonable charge. I wish all businesses followed their lead. If Ant was running for prime minister I’d vote for him. :)” –  Wendy, Havelock North 3 April 2019

“A prompt, very professional job done. Ant is very efficient and hard-working , and job was done quickly. Ant is very approachable and reliable and easy to have around. I would recommend Downsize for any job they apply for” – Jo, Havelock North 18th November 2018

“Ant did a great job; arrived on time, did exactly what we wanted and cleared up all rubbish. We will definitely ask Ant to help us in the future” – Kate, Hastings 10 April 2019

“A great job. Would definitely use again. Said what he was going to do – did what he said. Very pleased with result” – Amanda, Napier 16th February 2019

“Extremely happy with the service and result of work completed. Highly recommend to anyone needing work done. Lovely people and a great company!” – Lorilie, Napier 6 March 2019

“Great communication. Excellent work done” – Kevin, Napier 15 February 2019

“Ant did a great job. Really helpful and great value” – Phil, Havelock North 3 April 2019

“Polite, helpful, friendly. Ant came and completed a small job for me. Probably way too small to what he is normally used to. He was polite, helpful, friendly and nothing was a problem. He went out of his way to pick up some items from Bunnings to finish the job. Could not recommend him more highly” – Cheryl, Hastings 26th February 2019

“Very happy with the hard work you’ve done and for the stress-free way you managed it, your sense of humour and the very decent and detailed pricing” – Wendy, Havelock North 27 March 2019

“Downsize are brilliant. I would highly recommend them. They responded fast and quoted on Sunday which was great service. Thank you” – Barbara, Hastings

“Moving house is always a daunting process but the horrors of moving from a quarter acre, 3-bedroom property were made possible for me when Sue and Ant McLagan of DownSize NZ were recommended. From our very first meeting I knew I could trust this couple to do all they could to assist me. From supplying packing materials to clearing the section, taking away rubbish, Miscellaneous antiquestransporting garden equipment and so many other things which would have been impossible for me to manage on my own. Sue and Ant are a wonderful couple and I would highly recommend their company to anyone who needs any sort of help with moving house. I could not have managed the move without them” – Jan Parker, Havelock North

“Cannot recommend this team and business highly enough. At all times professional, friendly, efficient, with excellent communication and time management skills and a very reasonable and detailed bill at the end of it. Ant has been lovely to deal with as our household watched rubbish and green waste disappear, trees felled and grass seeded – (yes, watching grass grow is a lot more exciting than I thought). 10/10″ – Wendy Zerjal, Havelock North 28 March 2019

work shirts on line“Great job very good service” – Roy, Havelock North 13 January 2019

“I can highly recommend DownSize NZ for friendly, fastidious, efficient service! Ant and Sue recently trimmed the large boundary hedge I have on my property – the job was immaculately done, the whole process (quoting,scheduling work etc) smooth and easy, and competitively priced. They even squeezed in part of the job on a Sunday to get it done around other work. Follow up on the well being and ongoing care of the hedge was much appreciated also! Thank you both very much!!!!!” – Linda Wiseman, Hastings 

antiques in boxes“Very friendly most helpful guy who was prepared to go to the limit to help us when we removed our old kitchen” – Allen Scott, Hastings

“I have worked with DownSizeNZ on a number of occasions when selling properties. In each case they did what was required and this resulted in an improved selling price each time for my clients. I have found them trustworthy and able to do a wide range of maintenance in a good tradesman like manner” – Noel Cameron, Licensed Salesperson, Ray White Hastings 24 September 2019

“Thank you for your workmanship as well as the courteous and considerate manner in which you undertook both the landscaping and construction of the replacement fence and gates for Peg. The fence, gates and landscaping transformed the whole property on one hand whilst providing security for Peg on the other. Peg was delighted with keeping her informed of the process and the outcome. She mentioned to me on a number of occasions how impressed she was with both your manner and the outcome of the completed work. Moreover several people have commented on your quality workmanship and the positive transformation that took place.” – Alice & John, Havelock North August 2019

“What a pleasure to help out with the Downsize team on a large property tree and Green clean up. I found them very professional with a fantastic work ethic and look forward to working with them again. It’s great to team up with people with the good old values: trustworthy, reliable and great communicators”, Darron O’Donnell, All Lifestyle Property Maintenance 22 March 2019

“I really appreciated all your help to move Mum especially as it was at such short notice and the extra effort to get her tv working so she could settle in quicker. I also appreciated your friendly manner and conversation in what was a very stressful week for me.” – Jayne, Perth

“Ant and Sue are an absolute pleasure to work with, very honest, reliable and extremely hardworking. Simply give them the instructions of what you need and they will get the job done 100% perfect 👌 and on time with no fuss. Absolute professionals” – Nicky Cranswick, Havelock North, November 2019