Retirement plans, moving to be closer to family, and many other factors can make it time for you or a senior citizen you love to need a long-distance move. A long-distance move for senior citizens can mean moving far away from a permanent home, and possibly downsizing possessions if the new home isn’t as large. Due to this, it is important to choose Alaska movers well-versed in long-distance moves for senior citizens, such as Allied Alaska.
Our long-distance movers at Allied Alaska are here to give you their best tips when it’s time for you or a senior you care about to take the plunge and move somewhere new.
Work With a Moving Company that You Can Easily Communicate With
One important thing you’ll need to be able to do with your moving company is communicate. Luckily, there are many great ways you can communicate with your provider, and it is crucial to let your moving team know which method of communication works best for you. Some ways of having open communication between you and your team are:
- Phone Calls
- Video Calls
Make sure you or the senior that is moving feels comfortable with the technology used for communication, and know that a good moving company will use the mode of communication you like best.
Provide Plenty of Time for the Process of Downsizing
Over a long and full life, many personal possessions with sentimental value attached to them may have been collected over someone’s lifetime. When you or a family member are moving to a smaller household, be understanding that it’s difficult to part with belongings even if downsizing is necessary.
Make sure to give yourself or your loved one plenty of time to decide which items will make the move and which items will not. Everything that can’t be taken on the move due to the size of the new residence can be donated to a favorite local charity.
Consider Full-Service Packing and Unpacking Solutions
Full-service moving and packing services, like those offered by Allied Alaska, will make long-distance relocation much easier. Professionals can ensure:
- All Your Items are Properly Packed
- Nothing is Broken During Transport
- All Your Individual Needs are Met
By choosing a full-service moving company, you’ll be saved the time and hassle of having to move everything yourself, which will be a weight off your shoulders.
Consider How Medical Equipment will be Relocated
If you or a loved one has any medical equipment that will need to be moved, it is important to talk with your movers and have them explain to you how they ensure medical equipment won’t be broken. It’s crucial that all medical equipment is in perfect working condition when you get to the new residence.
Help Coordinate Transportation of Persons and Pets
To minimize the amount of stress on people and pets who will be making the move, make sure that you or your senior family member and their pets will be comfortable during relocation. Plan ahead how all people and pets will travel and note that pets feel safest when they can travel with their owners.
Allied Alaska Would Like to Offer More Tips to You
Our Alaska long-distance movers at Allied Alaska would like to offer more information about helping a senior citizen move and provide you with exceptional moving services. We specialize in everything you could need, from wrapping furniture, custom crating, short-term storage solutions, and more. We use high-quality packing supplies and are an agent of Allied Van Lines so we can help you move anywhere in the country.
For more information or to contact our team for a free cost estimate, please call our Alaska long-distance movers today and schedule a consultation with us or fill out our easy online form.