Moving is tough at any age, but it becomes even more of a challenge as we grow older and find that our mobility and flexibility aren’t what they used to be. But this is precisely why senior moving services are available: They can help to simplify the process of downsizing, organizing, packing, and moving a senior’s personal belongings. They can also help to prevent moving accidents or injuries, and reduce stress and anxiety throughout the moving process.
Check out the following article from Lifestage to learn more about how seniors can benefit from the assistance of senior moving services—and how they can find the help they need for their next move.
1. Assistance With Packing, Organizing, and DeclutteringSenior move managers are the key to planning a safe and stress-free move as we—or our loved ones—grow older. These professionals can help with the following types of moving tasks:
In short, senior move managers ease moving stress and anxiety and help seniors to make the best decisions as they search for suitable homes and plan their move.
2. Help with Loading, Moving, and Unloading BelongingsIn addition to working with a senior move manager, professional movers are available to help with loading, transporting, and unloading a senior’s belongings. Hiring movers reduces a senior’s risk of sustaining injuries while loading and unloading heavy boxes and furniture, and it eliminates the need to rent a moving truck or enlist the help of younger family members and friends.
When hiring a moving company, be sure to do your homework before deciding on a mover. Obtain estimates from multiple companies, keep an eye out for moving scams, and check to see if any discounts are available. If you choose to work with a senior move manager, however, this professional will be in charge of finding and hiring a reputable moving company.
3. Finding Professional Moving Help Is EasyAs another benefit of working with senior moving professionals when planning a move, finding the help you need is incredibly easy. You can use the National Association of Service & Speciality Move Managers (NASMM) website to search for top-rated senior move managers near you, and the manager you choose will enlist the help of any other moving professionals you may need (such as a moving company). You can also contact the NASMM at 877-606-2766 if you have questions or need help finding a senior move manager in your area.
4. Settle InIf you’ve not yet begun your search for your new home, consider that renting rather than buying will remove some of the headaches that come with a big move, and you'll have lower maintenance costs. When scouting apartments, you can find listings online in your price range with your desired amenities and number of bathrooms and bedrooms to locate the perfect place. Narrow down your search by viewing 3D tours which are included in some listings.
Regardless of whether you settle on a house or apartment for your new home, once you’ve moved into your new residence, your senior move manager can help with everything from unpacking and arranging your belongings to helping you settle in more easily. Thanks to these senior moving services, planning a move and settling into a new home doesn’t have to be a challenging process. Relocating is hard enough as it is, and senior-friendly moving services can help to make moving a lot less painful in our Golden Years!
This article was brought to you by Lifestage, where we specialize in making a personalized match with retirement communities at all levels of care from independent living to memory care. This senior care referral service is offered at no cost to the family. For more information about our services, contact us today at 509-473-9956.
Ty Strahl is the areas leading senior adviser. Her job is to help you navigate the many aspects of aging and to help seniors who are in transition to find the right solutions for their individual needs.