If your family has new empty nesters, retirees, seniors who are downsizing, or other aging loved ones who need to make a move, there are particular considerations that can help make that move easier for all involved. When looking for interstate movers to help seniors make their next move, remember that you want a partner in moving who will work with your loved ones and meet all their needs. Regardless of the destination, Priority is the partner you need.
The interstate movers at Priority will work with you to create a custom moving plan that takes into account the budget, timeline, and services needed for your senior family members. Priority values building relationships with all its clients, so you’ll know that your aging loved ones are working with folks who will be attentive, careful, and communicative.
As one of our area’s premier interstate movers, Priority can also offer the expertise of many years of service in offering the following tips to seniors and their families as they prepare for a move.
Take time to prepare.
Getting organized can sometimes be the most time-consuming part of a move! Seniors may want to allot six to eight weeks to allow themselves time to organize, prepare, and pack. Making a schedule can also help keep families on track.
Find new homes for unneeded items.
Even if your family members aren’t specifically downsizing, a move is a great opportunity to make sure that everything that goes to the new home will genuinely be wanted and used. And if your senior family members are downsizing to move into a condo, assisted living apartment, or other smaller space, take the opportunity to bring in other family members to assist them. Aging parents or grandparents will like the feeling of being surrounded by support and love as they sort through their belongings, and it gives the whole family an opportunity to determine if someone else can be a new owner for something your aging family members no longer need.
Get started one room at a time.
Moving is like a marathon—it’s a long journey, but it’s made up of lots of little steps. Seniors, especially those with mobility or other physical issues, will do best when tackling moving preparations and packing one room at a time. You can help set them up with a portion of their space to sort or pack, providing a chair, boxes, tape, and other tools so that they don’t have to move around as much. They’ll be surprised how much they can get done when they portion out the space one room and one box at a time.
Focus on the positive.
Moving is stressful for all of us, but it can be even more stressful for seniors who might feel less physically able to manage the moving team, direct family members, or assist in packing or unpacking. Work to be a reassuring and positive supporter for your aging loved ones, offering them chances to assist in ways that are accessible to them, and standing ready to be their eyes, ears, or hands when they can’t.
The best advice to anyone planning for a move is to find the best partner for the job. As interstate movers focused on customer service as the key to success, Priority is here to help you and your family make your next move your best move yet.
Contact our friendly representatives to learn more about how we can assist your aging family members with their next move.