Moving can be stressful at any age, but a senior move comes with its unique stressors. Whether you are the senior moving or helping a senior coordinate their move, there are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for this relocation. Looking for additional services to make your move easy? Check out what else we can help you with.
1.) A Senior Move can take time
If you are moving from the home where you raised your family, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of things over the years, and many of them will hold memories for you. Going through all of your items won’t be something you can do quickly, so make sure you give yourself a lot of time to do this. Starting sooner than later will save you from feeling rushed and resentful when you get to your destination. A good rule of thumb is starting three months before you plan to move.
2.) Get a layout of where you’re going
Knowing the configuration of your new space will help you decide what pieces you will need once you move. Make sure the room measurements are on your layout, which can help you make decisions ahead of time if you are on the fence about a piece of furniture. Once you determine which pieces you will keep and which you will let go of, make arrangements to sell, donate, or pass down what you will no longer need.
3.) Let A2B do your senior move
Did you know most reputable moving companies also offer packing services? Consider letting professionals help you with your senior move. After months of planning your move, downsizing your home, and deciding what to do with the items you’re not bringing with you, finding the right boxes and packing materials is the last thing you’re going to want to do. Let a senior moving company like National Van Lines not only move you to your next home but help save you time and frustration before you get there.
Whether you’re moving closer to family, moving into senior housing, or simply downsizing to a new place, make sure you plan well for this move to the next chapter of your life. Give us a call at 206-419-5748 to talk to one of our senior move specialists. If you are a senior moving long distance, you’ll be glad to know we work with National Van Lines, a leader in national moves.