Moving into a new home is an occasion that elicits both joy and excitement — as well as an understandable dash of anxiety, regardless of family size, distance, or other circumstances. However, moving presents especially unique challenges for older individuals. Here’s how to make the transition as smooth as possible:
Inform Family Members
Keep close family members up to date on the planning of the move. Their involvement can help cut down on stress. Their input, especially those with moving experience, is invaluable in steering clear of avoidable and expensive mistakes. Cultivating a support system is crucial not only when it comes time to the more physical tasks of moving, but for the emotional aspects associated with relocation, as well.
Declutter, Donate, Recycle, and Sell
Senior moves may involve downsizing from a large home to a smaller one or transitioning to a retirement community. In any case, it’s imperative to responsibly get rid of small items, portable appliances, and other effects that you just might not need at this particular stage in your life. There are several ways to go about this, including everything from tossing old junk to putting together a yard sale to bid one final farewell to the community.
Self-Pack vs. Professional Movers
Getting hurt while packing up is no way to start life’s next chapter. As such, it’s vital that any senior gearing up for a move respects their body’s ability to work several hours lifting, bending over, labeling, and so much more. Of course, family members or friends can contribute, but when you consider scheduling conflicts and a life’s worth of precious possessions, it may be best to leave some (if not all) of the work to our senior relocation specialists.
How Dan The Mover Can Help
As a professional residential moving company, Dan The Mover is here to help you get from where you are to where you want to be! We specialize in senior moving experiences and can accommodate special requests that demand trained movers, such as careful packing and unloading, shipment tracking, and much more.
For more information, contact Dan The Mover today!