Denver Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
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 go: in excess of 32 million people moved to a new home in 2018; that quantity consists of roughly 10% of the total population. Older persons moving to new residences make up a small yet vital component of people packing up and beginning again within new neighborhoods. Moving to Denver can be a period of both delight as well as worry regardless of family size and circumstances however changing locations can present special complications for senior individuals.

Ideas for a stress-less senior moving experience

1) Start planning in advance of moving day

Numerous factors go in the decision of when and where to move: health, the desire for a change of surroundings or kind of housing, living costs, the ability to travel or perhaps the want to be closer (or maybe farther from) family along with acquaintances. The choice of a new dwelling incorporates convenience to retail stores, medical clinics, transportation, recreation, and cultural centers. Study towns and cities of interest. Examine current weather patterns, facilities, politics, as well as public amenities as part of the evaluation. Many hometown newspapers are now online, and it's a good idea reading a few days' worth to acquire a feeling of day to day life in the prospective new hometown.

2) Inform family of the choice

Keep family members up to date on the arranging of the move. Their involvement helps ease the stress and their suggestions, notably from those with moving knowledge, is invaluable to keep away from expensive and unnecessary mistakes.

3) Prioritize what the new neighborhood needs to provide what you need

Compare your area to those under consideration. What do you cherish regarding your home now? What requires improvement? Subsequently make good vs. bad list. Are there factors you love so much that you would pay extra to have them? Are there details you just are not able to accept, regardless of how much you like the rest about the location? There is not a perfect spot, but many are great; the bottom line is choosing the one that balances best with your senior lifestyle.

4) Become familiar with the new community with a visit and/or rental first

Prior to deciding to invest your hard earned dollars into a house or condominium or pay 2 months' security deposit, try a short-term lease, a vacation or visit close by with friends and do a test run of a new community. Stay awhile, stroll, shop, have dinner, and connect with people, learn the social norms and local politics, and learn what it really costs to live there.

5) Declutter, give away, recycle, sell

You have made the choice to move forward, now purge before you pack up. Declutter and give away, sell, or recycle whatever you don't really need, want, or is not going to fit in the new location. By doing this, your professional moving company in Denver will likely have a lot less to move, which will decrease your total cost to move.

6) Fix it, clean it, paint it, or live with it: maintenance vs. remodels

Make decisions in regards to what to repair or upgrade as you get your old property ready to sell or prepare to vacate your apartment. Simple fixes are tasks such as holes from the art on the walls should be filled in, scratched wall space painted, baseboards washed, the refrigerator rinsed, and the range scrubbed. Large remodels may lead to an increased resale on the property, however some renovations might backfire should they be outdated by modern purchasers' requirements or so expensive you won't ever get back the cost.

7) Self-pack vs assistance to pack: lifting, loading, and allowing someone else to do it

Know your limits and keep your lists handy. Getting injured when packing up is no way to start a new life. The lists will help you recollect how many cartons you may have and what is loaded in every one, therefore you will not set pans and pots in the bathroom after getting to your new abode. Consider your body's capability to work numerous hours carrying and labeling so many boxes and permitt yourself the aid of a professional moving company in Denver.

8) The part of the professional movers

As a professional mover, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver is here to assist you in getting from where you are to where you would like to be, soundly and smoothly. Our company specializes in the senior citizen moving experience and our just about half-century in the field ensures that whatever move you are making, should it be to a smaller home, retirement neighborhood or perhaps an international location will incorporate mindful packing and unloading, cargo tracking, household furniture and also appliance installation, and also safeguard of flooring surfaces, wall space, banisters, as well as furnishings. Give us a call for a free of charge quote and we will move you along the road to your future new home.


Request a free quote


Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)