Out with the Old(er), Into a Newer Space: Seniors on the Move

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

America is a society on the move: more than thirty-two million of us moved to a new residence in 2018; that quantity represents approximately 10% of the total population. Seniors moving to new houses consist of a small yet vital portion of people packing up and starting over inside new neighborhoods. Relocating to Atlanta is a time of both excitement as well as stress irrespective of family size and circumstances yet changing places can present unique challenges for older men and women.

Eight tips on a stress-less senior moving event

Get started planning in advance of moving day

A number of elements go in the determination of where and when to move: wellness, the need for an adjustment of surroundings or kind of housing, living cost, the ability to travel or perhaps the wish to be closer (or a greater distance away from) relatives as well as close friends. The option of a new residence includes ease of access to retail stores, healthcare facilities, transportation, activities, and cultural centers. Research cities and towns of interest. Take a look at relevant local weather patterns, facilities, local government, and also public amenities within the assessment. Many hometown newspapers are now online, so it's worth reading a few days' worth to have a perception of daily living in a possible new hometown.

Inform family of the conclusion

Keep family up to date on the preparing of the move. Their engagement helps alleviate the anxiety and their insight, specifically from those with moving experience, will be important to stay free from pricey as well as unnecessary issues.

Prioritize what the new area needs to fit the bill

Compare your current area to the ones being considered. What do you cherish regarding where you reside now? What must have betterment? Then create good vs. bad list. Are there elements you really like so much that you would spend more to have them? Are there things you merely cannot deal with, irrespective of how much you adore the rest regarding the place? There is no perfect area, but many are wonderful; the key is locating the one that balances best together with your senior lifestyle.

Become familiar with the new neighborhood with a visit and/or rental initially

Before you decide to place all your hard earned dollars into a property or condo or pay 2 months' security down payment, consider a short-term rental, a vacation or visit nearby with friends and do a test run of a new local community. Stay awhile, walk, shop, dine, and meet the people, understand the social norms as well as local politics, and find out what it really costs to reside there.

Declutter, give away, recycle, sell

You've made the conclusion to move ahead, now clean out before you pack up. Declutter and give away, sell off, or recycle anything you no longer need, want, or will not fit in the new place. Just by accomplishing this, your professional moving company in Atlanta will likely have a smaller amount to move, that will decrease your overall cost to move.

Fix it, clean it, paint it, or tolerate it: maintenance vs. remodeling

Make decisions regarding what to repair or replace as you get your old house in a position market or prepare to vacate your condominium. Easy fixes are generally things like holes from the artwork on the wall surfaces ought to be filled in, scuffed wall space painted, baseboards wiped clean, the refrigerator wiped clean, and also the stove scrubbed. Significant remodels may result in a higher resale on your residence, however some renovations may backfire should they be outdated by contemporary buyers' requirements or so expensive you can't get back the cost.

Self-pack vs assistance to pack: lifting, loading, and letting somebody else to get it done

Recognize your limits and keep your lists on hand. Getting injured whilst packing up is not a way to begin a fresh life. The lists will allow you to remember how many cartons you've got and what is filled in every one, therefore you do not place pans and pots within the powder room upon arriving at your new home. Consider your body's ability to work countless hours moving and labeling a multitude of boxes and permit yourself the aid of a professional moving company in Atlanta.

The role of the professional movers

As a professional residential mover, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta is here to assist you in getting from where you are to where you wish to be, safely and efficiently. We specialize in the senior citizen moving experience and our nearly half-century in the industry means that any move you make, whether it is to a smaller house, retirement community or an international setting will comprise of careful packing and unloading, delivery tracking, furniture and appliance installation, and safeguard of floor surfaces, wall space, banisters, as well as furnishings. Give us a call for your no cost quote and we'll move you along the path to your future new home.


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