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Long-Distance Moving 101: Top Tips for Seniors

Long-Distance Moving 101: Top Tips for Seniors

Moving at any time in your life can be stressful, especially as you move into the later years of life. There are plenty of situations that lead to a senior citizen needing to move such as retirement, downsizing, or wanting to be closer to family.

These types of moves often need a delicate hand. 

Odds are, there will be a lot of things to move plus even more things that will have to either be sold or given away. Bottom line is there are plenty of decisions that need to be made. That’s why it’s important to have trained movers on your side to ease you through the process. That’s where ABC Moving & Storage comes in. 

As a full-service Worcester long-distance moving company, we go above and beyond to make every step of your relocation a breeze. Today, we’re here to give you a few tips and tricks on how to make your move easier, so you can have peace of mind before you even start.

Work with a Moving Company That You Can Trust

First things first, you must find a moving company you feel comfortable with, so you can have peace of mind throughout every step of process. Since your movers will be handling your valuable items and will be in and out of your home, it’ s important to have open and clear communication between the two parties.

There are many ways that a moving company can communicate with their customers, including phone calls, video calls, emails, and texts. If you’re not as comfortable communicating in a certain way, be sure to talk to your movers about it beforehand.

Provide Enough Time for the Downsizing Process

You’d be surprised how many possessions we collect over the years. If you or an older family member is moving into a smaller household, you will have to make decisions about what stays and what goes. It’s likely that many items have sentimental value, so you’ll have to take time to make those tough decisions. Once you know what is going where, you’ll need time to distribute things to other family members, sell items, and donate the rest to charities.

Consider Full-Service Packing and Unpacking Options

The best way to ease stress during a move is to hire a full-service moving company that can handle all the packing, unpacking, storage, and transportation. At ABC Moving & Storage, we go above and beyond to help our customers through every step of the process. We’ll make sure your items are property packed and reduce downtime during the moving process, so your family member can start the next chapter of your life on the right foot.

The right moving team can make all the difference during a relocation in terms of coordination and execution. Especially if your family member is moving out of state. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our services and start planning your move right away.

Plan Moving for All Medical Equipment

If you or your relative needs to relocate medical equipment as a part of your long-distance move, you’ll need a moving company that you can trust to explain what it takes to move these larger items and that can protect your property in transit. At ABC Moving & Storage, we’ll be by your side from the very start to ensure your belongings will be safe and secure throughout every step of the journey.

Coordinate Transportation for People and Pets

When it comes to making a move for a senior as stress-free as possible, coordination is key. If accompanying a relative is an option, make sure to be there for them if that’s what they want. Having pets adds another element to the move, too. If possible, pets should stay with their owners during the move to minimize anxiety during this big change. This can also be comforting for your relative who is moving, too. 

When you have a trusted moving team on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing you have a professional on your side that can arrange comfortable transportation to the new home. At ABC Moving & Storage, we understand the importance of minimizing stress on people and pets during a move.

Get in Touch with Our Local Worcester Movers to Start Planning Today

Since 1981, the local experts at ABC Moving & Storage have been making long-distance moves simple and stress-free. No matter your unique needs for your upcoming move, you can count on our local experts to get you and your belongings from point A to point B without a hitch. 

As an agent for Allied Van Lines, we have access to the highest-quality moving services in Massachusetts. When you work with our Worcester long-distance movers, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits and services, including:

  • Free In-Home Moving Estimates
  • Protective Padding for Furniture
  • Quality Supplies for Self-Packing
  • Special Handling of Antiques
  • Custom Crating Options
  • Short- and Long-Term Storage Options
  • Complete Inventory of Items
  • Reliable Online Shipment Tracking
  • Comprehensive Valuation Protection
  • Professional Vehicle Shipping

…and more!

If you’re ready to start planning your upcoming relocation, get in touch with the local experts at ABC Moving & Storage to learn more about our services or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.

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