Are you a senior who is looking to do a Newmarket move or possibly looking to assist your parents in their move? While any move can be stress inducing, moving as a senior or helping a senior to move can have its very own set of challenges. Here are some tips for moves that involve seniors. Keeping these tips in mind can help you to reduce the stress and guarantee a successful move.
Don’t Wait to Start
Moving is something that takes a lot of time. If you are on a deadline or have a specific date in mind, which you should, then you are going to need to have plenty of time to get everything packed up and ready to go. While it can be inconvenient living in a home with packing boxes, particularly if mobility is an issue, having enough time to get everything packed properly is essential for a stress-free Newmarket move.
Prepare to De-clutter
Many seniors have been in there homes for decades. This means plenty of time to obtain all manner of items. As such, there will likely be a lengthy process of going through and deciding which things should come along and which things should be thrown out or donated. If you are working with your parents or grandparents, remember that there may be significant emotional attachment to some of their belongings. Treat them with the proper care and respect so as not to upset whomever it is you are helping.
Organizing donations to charity, having a yard sale or even selling things on the internet are great ways to downsize things that are in good condition but may not be able to fit in a new, smaller home.
Arrange for Travel
Keep in mind that mobility can be an issue for seniors. This means that simply hopping into the moving van and hitting the road could be a challenge. Take time to consider how the travel from the old home to the new home is going to take place and arrange things accordingly. This might mean having some special transportation just for the seniors to get where they are going. Waiting until the last minute can cause all manner of issues.
Have Health Records
If the move is to another city, make sure any and all health care records are obtained and make the move as well. This can be a rather lengthy process that requires a lot of paperwork, so make sure to have plenty of time to complete this part of the process. The sooner you get this started, the less likely that the move will end with a senior in a new city with no medical records for treatment of health issues.
If you want to make the moving easier, then why not consider hiring Newmarket movers like Bradford Moving? We can remove a lot of the stress and help your move go smoothly. Contact us today for a quote.