Moving your elderly parents is a huge task. As your parents get older, they aren’t able to help with any heavy lifting or possibly even the coordination of the many things that go into moving. It requires a lot of planning, communication, and physical labor to get everything done. This often results in lots of stress for you and your family, and the fewer people you have to help, the more work it is for you. There are ways to make your aging parent’s move stress-free though. Here are some tips.
3 Ways to Make Your Aging Parent’s Move Stress-Free
1. Start Small
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the little things that need to be done for a move. A lot of times when we are stressed about a move, we don’t know where to begin. Start with the little things, checking things off your list as you go. Make sure you are getting things done instead of starting something and moving onto something else. Getting things done will make it less stressful because you can actually say you are done with something!
2. Stay Organized
Staying organized is key to reducing your stress during a move. Keep a list of everything you need to do and write out a schedule of when it needs to be done. Then as you are packing up, make sure you label everything. It makes the unpacking process so much easier and faster.
3. Hire Professional Movers
If you really want to reduce your stress during a move, hiring professional movers is the way to go. There are so many benefits of hiring movers such as saving time, avoiding injuries, keeping all your costs in one place.
Simple Transitions specialized in moving elderly people. We do everything from packing up, labeling everything, cleaning the home, downsizing, arranging and hiring movers, unpacking, setting up the new home, setting up electronics, and designing the new home for maximum space and comfort.