When you’re moving senior family members from their home to a new smaller residence, possibly in a new community or an adult child’s home, organizing a move and sorting through decades of possessions can feel overwhelming. The key is to take your time, be patient, and get organized.
To make this transition easier, consider the following:
Sorting through items and deciding what to take and what to get rid of is a huge task. Hiring a professional organizer to aid in the process can be helpful. They provide support through the decision-making process and guide you toward realistic decisions. If you decide to downsize items yourself, consider our tips on decluttering your home to make the process a little bit easier. Remember to collect and keep together important papers: wills, medical records, birth certificates, passports, etc. Move valuable items and paperwork to a safety deposit box during this time of transition.
Professional services, such as junk removal companies, come to your home to remove items that you no longer want. Charities such as the Canadian Diabetes Association and Big Brothers will pick up items that you would like to donate.
When it comes time to pack and move, a reputable moving company, such as AMJ Campbell Vancouver, can pack your senior’s home, typically within a day. They will do all the heavy lifting on moving day, and many moving companies also offer unpacking services if your senior needs further assistance in their new home.
If hiring professional services isn’t in your budget, remember to call on friends, neighbors, and family members to pitch in. Having loved ones help during this transitional time for seniors will make the process easier on everyone.
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