In order to make helping seniors move as easily as possible, we are going to share moving tips for senior citizens. Making a household move is hard in every season of life, but moving as a senior citizen is even more challenging.
Whether you’re relocating to be closer to the grandchildren or you’re moving into a senior living community, make the process easier on yourself by keeping these five tips in mind.
Seniors Citizen Moving Tips
1. Get Help.
Moving is difficult, so don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and family for help! It’s easier to pack and move when you have support. Even if they’re unable to help physically, they probably have some useful recommendations to share.
2. Prepare to Downsize.
One of the hardest parts of moving as a senior citizen is deciding what to do with your things, especially because you may be downsizing significantly.
While some items are sure to have emotional significance, many probably don’t. So start the moving process by going through each room and sorting your things. Make a pile (or list) of things to keep, donate, and trash.
Tip: To make the sorting process easier, use colored dots or sticky notes to categorize each item.
3. Take a Break!
Moving is emotionally and physically draining at any age, but it’s even harder when you have physical limitations and 50 or 60 years’ worth of stuff.
So give yourself a break! Don’t try to do everything at once. Take time to read, watch TV, or go for a walk—anything to relax.
It’s easier to take a break when you aren’t on a tight deadline, so begin the moving process early! Start by making inventory lists or donating goods.
4. Consider your Medical Needs.
Unless you’re moving just down the street, you’ll need to give special consideration to your medical needs, both during and after the move. Consider the following questions:
- What mode of transportation will be most comfortable?
- Do I have enough medical supplies to last through the move?
- Do I have a new doctor or healthcare facility lined up?
- Do I have copies of my medical records?
5. Hire WowMovers.
This tip may come last, but it’s one of the best ways to reduce the stress of moving as a senior citizen. Working with a professional moving company will allow you to focus on your health and happiness above all.
Think you can’t afford to hire Wowmovers residential movers?
You might be surprised! Many companies will tailor their services to meet your budget and expectations, so even if you’d rather not pay for a full-service move, you can still get some much-needed help.
Ready to move?
If you’re ready to see just how easy for a seniors move, get in touch with us. We are an award-winning moving company, we offer customization services and caring staff to make any senior move as simple and stress-free as possible.