Pack n Send Blog

The Best Way to Handle Senior and Elderly Moving in Houston

Posted on Sat, Jun 30, 2018

The Best Way to Handle Senior and Elderly Moving in Houston

couple preparing for senior and elderly moving in Houston

If you have an elderly relative who is moving or downsizing in Houston or anywhere else for that matter, then you may be concerned about the best way to safely move their stuff. Here are some things to think about for senior and elderly moving in Houston:

Consider Medical Equipment

They may have medical equipment  that has to be moved carefully. You need to talk to the movers about the equipment - especially things like oxygen tanks - to ensure that they are comfortable handling whatever equipment you may  have.

What to do With Extra Furniture

If your senior is downsizing, then you need to work out what to do with the furniture they may no longer need. A yard sale may be one answer, but you might also have younger relatives who could make use of grandma's china or their uncle's dresser. Talk to the moving company about the possibility of shipping items to multiple addresses.

You need to realistically assess what will fit in their new apartment or senior living residence. Household moving is challenging enough without significant downsizing. A quality senior & elderly moving company may be able to look at the new space and then assess what furniture should be moved and what should be sold, put into storage, or given to somebody else in the family.

 A Moving sale hosted by an Estate Sale Company 

 An estate sale may be the best option  to sell items nobody in the family wants or has space for. Again, some moving companies will pack up items and distribute them to multiple locations. Young relatives and the  millennial generation will benefit from furniture and kitchen stuff if setting up a new household. Rare collectibles, however, may be better off sold.

Get Help From Senior and Elderly Moving Professionals

Consider hiring a senior move manager who can help organize the move, work with the moving company, etc. Some moving companies will provide this service. Make sure that they do not walk right over your relative, though.

Senior & elderly moving has its own challenges, and you need to hire a company that can handle it well. To find out about our moving and freighting services that can be helpful, contact Pack N Send today.

 

Request a Senior Moving Quote

Tags: Senior Moving, Moving a Senior, Elderly Moving, Houston Moving Company

5 Tips for Stress-Free Senior and Elderly Moving in Houston

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

5 Tips for Stress-Free Senior and Elderly Moving in Houston

elderly couple moving in Houston

Relocating a senior loved one from their memory-filled home is often a challenge for family caregivers. Some people have time to plan for the move, while others might have to move unexpectedly due to failing health or the loss of a significant other. Regardless of why the move is necessary, here are 5 ideal tips to make senior and elderly moving in Houston as stress-free as possible.

1) Be Prepared

Moving takes time, so don't plan to pack up a lifetime of memories in a matter of days. Although it is possible with professional movers, you want to give the senior time to sort through their possessions. Prepare yourself for the emotions that will come and go with senior while sorting through their loved belongings.

2) Focus on the Positive About the Move

Plan to help the senior clear out, donate, and decide on what items to take with them. Stay upbeat during the clearing out process. Some seniors might not see the move as a positive change. Do take their feelings into consideration and reiterate to them the upside to downsizing and moving to a new location.

3) Arrange for Estate Sales/Meet with Realtor

One great way for seniors to fund their move or even just put extra money in their pocket is through an estate sale. Many seniors often feel better about departing with their possessions when they know the items are going toward helping someone live out their dreams. There are always people looking for dishes, furniture, and other household items. However, most milennials will probably want to keep their moving grandparent's china and other special memorabilia. You can always pack and ship these precious belongings to family members who live in other cities.  A shipping company can help you out here. For some seniors, knowing what to do with a lifetime of memories or how to sell their home can be a daunting task. If selling a home, make arrangements to meet with a realtor to discuss how to put the home on the market.

4) Take Pictures of Special Collections

If your senior loved one is downsizing or moving to an aging community, most likely they will not be able to take all their loved possessions. Take photos of those special items and put them in a photo album for the senior. It is important to help the senior find ways to remember their possessions they cannot take with them.

5) Relocate with Reliable Professional Movers

Decide on a time for professional movers to arrive to help with the transition from the old home to the new one. Regardless of the size of household moving appliances or family antiques, these highly trained and skilled professionals work hard to accommodate the needs of senior & elderly moving. They know how important it is for elderly loved ones to have a pleasant and stress-free transition to their new homes.


Find out more about hiring professional movers for senior and elderly moving in Houston by contacting us.

 

Request a House Moving Quote

Tags: Moving a Senior, Senior Moving, Elderly Moving, Houston Moving Company

Moving Small Amounts of Furniture for Seniors

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Whether you are a moving veteran or a rookie, made international moves or small moves across town, or maybe just have a knack for helping people move there are many tips that will
help save time and protect your stuff as you pack.  The approach to packing can differ greatly depending on how you are moving.  Are you moving yourself or having a professional moving company do the heavy lifting? 

describe the image

This post is geared towards having a company come in and help you out. This post will help seniors who are moving into assisted living centers, as well as seniors moving into nursing
homes.  There are options even when you hire a moving company.  The company could move your belongings alone or they could carefully load them on a commercial freight trailer along with other people's belongings.  Another decision will be whether to pack your own belongings,have the professional movers do the packing, or a mix of the two.

 

If you pack your own belongings the moving company can provide you with the correct number of boxes that will fit what you are packing into them.  They may give you extra stuff besides
boxes; packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and tape for example.  When the materials are dropped off just make sure you protect your belongings by properly wrapping anything breakable.  When in doubt it is better to have too much protection than not enough.  

The other option would be to allow the professionals to do what you are paying them for.  They've packed everything before and even know the best way to pack art work, sculptures
and all of your delicate items, no matter how awkwardly shaped.  The secondary perk to allowing the movers to pack you up is they will do it fast and economically.

Trust your movers; they're the professionals.

When seniors are moving, we recommend letting the movers unpack all of their possessions. The movers can hang pictures, place furniture exactly where you need it and hang up the
clothes in closets.  Let the movers haul away all of the packing materials and boxes.

If you are downsizing, ask your mover if they can ship some of your excess furniture and valuables to family members that are out of town. For in town family members, the movers
should be able to drop off at more than one location.

If you have more questions about options for moving please feel free to contact pack n send in
Houston.

Tags: Moving a Senior, Assisted Living Mover