Moving can be a “high-stress” life event. We understand that a move to a Senior Living Facility can bring up a lot of feelings. Aside from the emotional aspect of the transition, there is also the physical aspect to consider — the actual move. This is the first time many of our folks have moved in a long time. This could require preparing a home for sale and sorting through years of belongings. It’s possible that just thinking about it is enough to make you feel stuck.
Take a deep breath and relax. We’re here to assist you. This is something we do on a daily basis and we’re good at it. Start with these easy actions to make your new chapter less stressful and more enjoyable.
1. Pay Attention to The Positives
This is a move you or a loved one should make if you want to improve your quality of life by avoiding yard work, home upkeep, cooking, and cleaning. A new beginning is waiting for you; all you have to do now is take the first step.
2. Buy A Notebook Strictly for Your Move
This notebook will be ideal for making lists, remembering questions, and even capturing recollections of where you sorted or placed items.
3. Be Honest with Yourself
Don’t attempt to pack and organize 50 years’ worth of memories in a single day. Recognize that it will take time, and that’s fine.
4. Begin Small
It’s fine to start small if sorting through your possessions feels overwhelming. Commit to a couple of hours a day or hire a professional at a senior moving company, like Senior Transitions.
5. Transfer Prescriptions & Sort Medications
Doing so ahead of time will help you avoid headaches after you’ve relocated and guarantee that your medication is where you need it when you need it.
6. Change Your Address and Forward Your Mail
Make sure any unwanted subscriptions, memberships, and daily mail be forwarded or canceled. In addition, notify other family members of the new address.
7. Ask for Help
Seek the help of specialists like home stagers, real estate agents, move managers, or moving companies as much as you require or hire a company like Senior Transitions that can manage every step of the process for you!
8. Have Fun with It!
We like to make things a bit more enjoyable. Grab a few family members, put some music on, make a cup of tea (or a glass of wine), and get started!
At Senior Transitions, our caring and professional team of Senior Move Managers act as a neutral third-party dedicated to helping families through the process of downsizing, cleaning out, fixing up, staging, and or selling their home. Our goal is to save families money and time and produce quality results at every step along the way. We are here to help you, contact us at 248-983-4500 to get started!