Home Moving Tips for seniors and People with Disabilities

By · May 13 2019
Home Moving Tips for seniors and People with Disabilities

When we think about moving, even the thought automatically stresses us out. This is because the process is all-consuming both physically and psychologically. Moving to an entirely new place from somewhere you were used to living is not an easy transition at all and you want all your stuff to reach safely wherever you want to move it. The home move becomes even more challenging for those who are seniors with disabilities because this entire procedure is even more stressful for them compared to someone who is young and does not have such problems. This process can become much easier with some tips.

Start to pack at least two months prior

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One of the main things involved in moving is packing. Senior people with disabilities should always start it at least 2 months prior so that they are not stressed out or drained out because of it. They will require the help of a family member or a company, of course, but the packing should start much earlier.

Coordinate with companies and family members

Seniors must make sure that they start coordinating with companies and tell their family members beforehand that they will need their help. This way they will save themselves from any last minute problems and have everything set in motion.

Start making decisions months before

The best thing to do is if they start making decisions about their belongings months before, for example, what they want to keep, what they want to sell and what they want to donate. This will keep things organized. Senior people must start doing it at least 6 months prior to the move.

Hire the company they are most satisfied with

A bad company or an unreliable one will be like the devil especially for senior disabled people. It is always best to hire a moving company with which someone has had actual experience with so that they are a hundred per cent sure about their credibility. There are so many options of moving companies to choose from living in New Zealand so they must make sure to choose the right one. There are also many senior moving services available so you can always choose from them.

Make cleaning arrangements

Seniors must have a clean home to go to. For this, it is best to coordinate with friends or family prior to the move. They can also hire professional cleaning services but they must make sure that this is not done in the spur of the moment.

Make Health Care Arrangements

If for instance, a senior person is moving to a new area it becomes highly essential for them to pre-arrange their health care arrangements. They must see if the current health-care can be transferred and also ask their doctors to suggest them with health care specialists in the area they are moving to. These arrangements must be made way before moving as they will need health care services as soon as they move so it must not be delayed.

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Jessica G.
Reviewed 18 hours ago
They helped us with a house move from Hamilton to Christchurch. On the day of the move the truck arrived well on time and everything was loaded and good to go in pretty much one hour! Matt was a great help and really friendly to deal with. As agreed on, the truck arrived two days later in Christchurch and unloading was done quick and efficiently! Just remember that, as reflected on their price, you can’t expect everything to come out without any scratch if you don't wrap it yourself. We made sure everything was good to go on the day of move and wrapped our more valuable stuff in bubble wrap, plastic wrap or in sturdy boxes. That worked great for us and made their job a lot easier I imagine.
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Curly
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Epic packing! Strong, fast movers and so polite and sweet. Only 2 items with tiny damage. But muddy crap conditions and I'm insured excess so not worth it, as I say nominal. For the price chur chur!!! I feel blessed that's all that happened to be honest! Paid for 3 both ways, 3 showed for pickup, 2 for delivery, don't refund, just buy the two a box. I thought delivery 3 hours?? Maybe?? Done in 1.5. So pleased. Thank you team, thank you, thank you. Moving from Whangarei Heads to Orks is hell stressful, your people did the job above my expectations and I am very very grateful. Highly recommend!!
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Kera
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Pawan and his team were excellent! We moved across the country, and despite this long distance we miraculously had no breakage of delicate kitchen items, and only a few minor scuffs and scrapes (to be expected) on a few tricky furniture items. They were great with communication, and arrived promptly with a load in and load out well faster than we expected. They were also very understanding and helpful when we had a lot more gear than we’d initially planned, with very reasonable pricing given we had to take extra space, and also scheduling flexibly for us so that we could be there at both ends of the trip. Payment was easy - they just gave us the bank details after the move was complete and were very easy to work with. Super lovely guys too - very friendly and reassuring which is exactly what you want on a high pressured and stressful moving day. Overall would highly recommend and will definitely be giving them a call again next time we have gear to move. Can’t thank them enough!
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