Planning and executing a move is never an easy task, but the most difficult of moves is the one that involves a senior leaving their family home. Maybe it’s because they want to live in a smaller space or need assisted living services, but, regardless of the case making the transition from a long-time residence is never easy or simple.
A move of this nature has many complications and brings up many questions:
When should you start packing?
How should you transport family heirlooms or antiques?
Where should you store belongings that don’t fit in the new residence?
And, most importantly, how do you help a senior process the emotional stress of saying goodbye to a long-time home?
Issues like these can cause untold stress for family members or friends who are assisting the senior with their move. Besides all the logistical and emotional complications, having to organize and pack the accumulated possessions of 30-40 years can be overwhelming.
It’s for reasons like these that if you are preparing to move a senior in your life, you should consider partnering with a senior moving service.
What To Look For In A Senior Moving Service
The most important thing to look for in a senior relocation service is a company that excels in planning and organization. Making a move of this kind can be one of the most anxious times in a senior’s life, so it’s vital to work with a service that designs the entire process around reducing the emotional stress associated with leaving a long-time home.
You also want to work with a company that will disassemble and reassemble furniture. This means you don’t need to have your own tools for taking apart furniture, and will save you a lot of time during the move.
Lastly, you need to find a senior moving service that is reputable and has the experience necessary to help your senior make their move. Beyond logistics and packing, you want to work with a service that understands the emotional difficulty of the situation and will calm your senior’s worries, provide emotional support, and let them know that everything will be okay.
Raising The Standard For Senior Moving Services
Here at On The Go Moving, we have a team of expert movers who have undergone specialized training in order to give you the best help possible when it’s time to move a senior in your life.
Our movers have years of experience in packing and transporting everything from large furniture to antiques, and have both professional and personal experience in helping seniors make the emotional transition to a smaller home.
We understand the special needs associated with senior relocation and take pride in making the transition as gentle, smooth, and stress-free as possible.
Planning The Move
Our first order of business is to meet with you so that together we can work out all the details of the move. We will plan the steps for packing up the house, decide exactly how we will transport large furniture, discuss insurance options for valuables, and give you advice on how to console your senior during this time of transition.
We understand that this can be one of the most anxious times in a senior’s life, and make it our goal to provide a stress-free moving experience.
Our Senior Relocation Services
No two moving jobs are the same, so we have developed a range of services which will enable you to choose the best option for your senior move.
Labor & Transportation Service
Our standard senior moving plan provides two of our expert movers and one truck. They will be given copies of the moving plan and will execute it as quickly and smoothly as possible.
This service includes loading the truck, transportation, and unloading. Our movers can also disassemble furniture for the move, and will reassemble it at the destination.
A wonderful advantage of this service is that our movers arrive with all the equipment necessary for the job. We will bring the dollies, moving pads, and toolboxes so that you don’t need to worry about providing any equipment.
Moving is an exhausting process, so save your back and let us handle the heavy lifting! Even if you have your own truck, or prefer to provide transportation another way, we offer labor-only services to help you with the loading and unloading.
This service provides you with the same expert movers as our standard moving plan, as well as all the tools needed to get the move done.
Our basic labor-only service includes two movers at $95 per hour. But, don’t worry – if you have an especially large moving job, we can add additional movers for $45 per mover per hour.
Sorting through a lifetime of memories can be an overwhelming task, so if you feel the need for help, our expert team of packers are here to assist you.
For smaller moving jobs, we can send our packing team out the same day as the move, but, if the job is a larger one, we can make a packing plan with you and execute it over several days.
Our team of packing experts are specially trained in the handling of heirlooms and valuables, so your senior can rest easy knowing that their belongings are in the right hands.
Our basic packing service includes two packers at $90 per hour, but if you want to get the job done even faster we can add additional labor at $45 per packer per hour.
A Senior Moving Service You Can Trust
On The Go Moving has years of experience serving the Seattle area and we take pride in being one of the Pacific Northwest’s top senior moving services.
We make it our mission to provide you with a smooth and stress-free move. Allow us to handle the planning and heavy lifting, so that you can take care of what matters most in life – you and your loved ones.
Moving is never easy, but working with us is. To learn more about our moving services for seniors, contact us today.