Moving tips for seniors on the move

If you are about to undertake an interstate furniture removal or a local furniture removal, chances are you are either selling or buying a home. Any residential furniture removal or interstate relocation is stressful enough without having to deal further anxieties of moving someone who is elderly. We hope to further reduce that stress with this article.

Moving can be a real hassle, but that is especially the case when the moving party is elderly. Make your moving day more of a day of joy rather than a day of chore by considering options that will make the most of your time, allow you to keep control, and give you plenty of comfort. There are no shortcuts, so following these steps will help you keep organized and maintain sanity.

Time

First off, we’ll have to say "Congratulations!" Why are congratulations in order? Because you’ve finally decided to uproot yourself and your worldly possessions so that your new neighborhood will be situated in a smaller residence or a senior community. Put in the effort to make careful preparations so that the move is ensured to be a smooth one.

Not setting aside the time to do so will only make problems more likely to surface on moving day and we wouldn’t want that. Rather than having a singular "moving day", have several "half days" devoted to the moving process. Stay with family or friends; even get a hotel room so that you will be at ease with your time should moving challenges arise.

Control

Don’t permit the moving process to take away your control. Instead, empower yourself and maintain control at all times by processing how much energy, money, and resources you’ll need to fulfill your expectations. Ensure that all involved parties know exactly what you want to do and what degree of control you plan to exercise over the entire moving procedure.

Your helpers should know whether or not on that day you would want objective recommendations, more assistance, or you might possibly want to delegate some of the decision-making authority.

Comfort

Although this can be a stressful situation, it’s an exciting time in your life. Don’t forget to pamper yourself after working so hard to move. Schedule something fun after you finish however many items are on your daily to-do list. Have your new home setup so the kitchen, bathroom, and closets are ready for you upon moving. Plug in night lights so that you’ll adjust better to the new environment.

Obtain a map (and several prints of it) of your new neighborhood so you can better learn your new community. Research what activities are available so that you can introduce yourself to your new neighbors and make new friends. They will be able to help you acclimate to your new location faster.

In sum, moving can be quite frustration, but it can be enjoyable, too, if you plan well. Always start early and take note of time, control, and comfort. With this mind, you should have a blast with your move.

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