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April 01, 2024

Stress-free Moving for Seniors

getting ready for movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

America is a society on the move: in excess of 32 million of us moved to a new abode in 2018; that number represents about 10% of the total population. Seniors moving to new residences comprise a small nevertheless important portion of people packing up and starting over in new neighborhoods. Relocating to Atlanta is often a period of both delight and anxiety no matter family size and situation yet changing locations can present distinctive difficulties for more mature men and women.

Tips on a stress-less senior moving experience

1) Begin arranging well in advance of moving day

Numerous factors go towards the evaluation of where and when to move: health, the need for an adjustment of scenery or type of housing, cost of living, the capacity to travel or perhaps the wish to be much closer (or perhaps a greater distance away from) family and close friends. The option of a new residence includes access to going shopping, health clinics, transportation, recreation, and cultural facilities. Investigate places of interest. Look at current weather patterns, infrastructure, local politics, as well as community amenities during the selection. Many hometown newspapers are now online, so it's worth reading several days' worth to acquire a perception of daily living inside a possible new hometown.

2) Notify family of the decision

Keep family current on the planning of the move. Their participation will help alleviate the tension as well as their suggestions, notably from those that have moving experience, will be crucial to keep free from expensive as well as avoidable blunders.

3) Prioritize what the new area needs to be right for you

Review your present neighborhood to the ones being considered. What do you adore in relation to where you reside now? What must have improvement? Then write a pro vs. con list. Are there factors you enjoy so much that you will pay out additional to have them? Are there things you just are not able to accept, regardless of how much you adore whatever else concerning the location? There is not a perfect spot, however, many are excellent; the bottom line is seeking the one that balances best with your senior lifestyle.

4) Get acquainted with the new community with a visit and/or rental initially

Before you decide to invest your money into a property or condo or put down 2 months' security down payment, consider a short-term rental, a vacation or visit nearby with friends or family and do a test run of a new community. Stay a little bit, walk, shop, eat, and connect with people, discover the social norms along with local politics, and find out what it really costs to live there.

5) Declutter, give away, recycle, sell

You've made the conclusion to move forward, now clean out before you pack up. Declutter and donate, sell, or recycle whatever you no longer require, want, or is not going to fit in the new spot. Just by doing this, your professional moving company in Atlanta should have less to move, that will lower your total cost to move.

6) Fix it, wash it, paint it, or accept it: repairs vs. remodels

Make decisions about what to repair or replace as you get your old property ready to market or get ready to vacate your condominium. Easy fixes are tasks like holes from the artwork around the walls ought to be filled in, scratched wall surfaces painted, baseboards washed, the fridge washed, and also the range scoured. Major remodeling may lead to an increased resale on the property, however some remodels might backfire if they are outdated by contemporary buyers' specifications or so pricey you'll never recover the cost.

7) Self-pack vs assistance to pack: lifting, loading, and allowing another person to take action

Recognize your limits and keep your lists on hand. Getting wounded while packing up is no way to commence a different life. The lists can help you recollect the number of cartons you have and what's packed in each one, so that you do not put pots and pans within the laundry room upon arriving at your new residence. Respect your body's capability to work countless hours carrying and labeling so many boxes and allow yourself the help of a professional moving company in Atlanta.

8) The part of the professional movers

Being a professional mover, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta is here to help you get from where you are to where you desire to be, safely as well as effortlessly. We specialize in the senior moving experience and our almost half-century in the market ensures that every move you make, should it be to a smaller property, retirement neighborhood or an international location will incorporate cautious packing and unloading, cargo tracking, furniture as well as appliance installation, as well as safeguard of flooring surfaces, wall surfaces, banisters, as well as furnishings. Call us to get a free quote and we'll move you along the road to your next new residence.


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