Moving Tips for seniors
Who said seniors can’t start over and renovate? If you’ve reached that point in your life, you probably understand the importance of decluttering. We completely understand how tough moving can be, especially if you are moving out of the home that your children were raised in. The physical and emotional attachment is real.
However, downsizing or moving to a better home is something you wholeheartedly deserve. After all, change is great. However, moving can be problematic, especially since you may not be as strong in your old age as you once were.
Here are some moving tips for seniors to ensure a smooth move:
1. Learning to Sort through Belongings
The most annoying part of moving is sorting through all your personal belongings that you have been storing over the years. Whether it is a closet full of clothes or an attic loaded with books and toys, you must sort out your things and decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw out. This is the most significant step of downsizing.
Even though it may feel overwhelming, the key is to have fun with the process. Call your friends and family members over, and give away things you think they would like. You can also categorize your belongings and try to sell them on online forums- this is a good way to earn some cash on the side!
2. Preparing to Move
Now that you know what things you want to move to your new house, it is time to prep! Pack up all your things and sort them into boxes so that you know exactly where everything is stored. Things that can be broken easily must be packed with great care. It is best to label that box as “fragile” so that the movers know that it requires extra attention.
Don’t worry about the number of boxes that you have packed- our team of trained professionals has you covered and will lift all the heavy boxes without you having to lift a finger. All you have to do is relax and sit back.
3. Moving Day
When deciding to move, it is essential to keep in mind the day you want to call in the movers. This day may be overwhelming as you bid goodbye to all the old memories. This is why you ensure that despite all the emotions, your move day is safe and efficient.
We encourage you to plan ahead. Book a time and day with the movers in advance so that they can follow a schedule and get things done efficiently. Remember to be kind to your movers and warn them before they lift extra-heavy items. Keep water readily available, especially if you are moving in the peak summer months.
We hope these moving tips for seniors help make the day easier and more organized!