Make Moving Services Easy Using Senior Moving Services
Moving from one home into a new residence is an enormous undertaking regardless of age, but seniors especially can find themselves in need of assistance as the physical demands alone involved in a move can be too risky to change. Luckily, senior moving services have perfected the process.
What Are Senior Moving Services?
Senior moving services, sometimes referred to as senior move managers, are companies designed to make the moving experience as streamlined and stress-free as possible for seniors. They may offer a variety of services depending on the company you work with, but most have similar options available. You can find a reputable service online, but pay attention to customer testimonials and company accreditation before hiring one to manage your move.
What Services Do They Offer?
The first thing senior moving services will do is create a detailed floor plan of your new home. Together, you will go through your furniture and other possessions and decide where each of them will fit in your future home. Not only is this helpful for when you move into your new home, but it also allows you to take note of items you may not have room or desire in your new residence.
Part of a senior moving service’s job is to help you organize and declutter to prepare to move. For those items that you decide not to take with you, the service will make arrangements for their disposal, donation, or sale. Some services have estate sales as part of their offerings and can handle the sales themselves, or they can connect you with a professional who will be able to get you a reasonable price for your items. Either way, the responsibility is in someone else’s capable hands, and the money will be in yours.
Packing is part of the services as well, as is the management of the move itself. The service will either provide or arrange for professional movers to get your belongings out of your old home and into your new residence. Once items have been delivered, the service will arrange your furniture and other items as decided previously according to your floor plan.
In addition to these offerings, many senior moving services can provide you with cleaning services and connect you with senior services in the area that can make your life easier including driving and grocery delivery.
What Should Seniors Do?
While your senior moving services handle the move, there are some items you can check off the list to get settled into your new home. Transfer utilities into your name and the United States Postal Service recommends that you don’t wait to update your address; otherwise, you could miss out on important mail.
Arrange to have the locks rekeyed by a trustworthy locksmith. Find a local locksmith online on sites like Angi, paying attention to customer reviews and ratings, and verify that they are insured and bonded. Typically, this service costs from $50 to $150, though costs can vary, and many locksmiths will offer a warranty on their work if asked.
Moving as a senior doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right help, you can relax and enjoy your retirement while the professionals handle the hard parts. Engage a reputable senior moving service to help you make the transition into your new home, and rest easy knowing you and your belongings are in good hands.
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