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Assisting Seniors in a Move During the Holidays

Assisting Seniors in a Move During the Holidays

With the holiday season underway, many people may become wary about moving their belongings to a new apartment or house. A Mother’s Touch Movers is dedicated to taking the stress out of your move, and we will customize our services to meet and exceed your packing and moving needs.

We are particularly committed to our senior citizen population in Brevard County, FL. We offer senior citizen discounts, and we are the trusted moving company for the following senior citizen communities:

• The Fountains of Melbourne
• Glenbrooke at Palm Bay
• The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living
• Sonata at Melbourne
• Century Oaks
• Grand Villa of Melbourne
• Viera Manor
• Hibiscus Court
• Southland Suites Melbourne
• Courtney Springs Village
• Victoria Landing Waterfront

If you are assisting your senior citizen friends, neighbors, or family members in a move this season, contact A Mother’s Touch Movers to schedule their transition. They can expect exceptional service, flexible scheduling (available 7 days a week), full packing and unpacking services, and a licensed, bonded, and insured moving staff.

Moving is challenging for most everyone and preparing seniors for a move has additional challenges. Here are some tips from A Mother’s Touch Movers to assist seniors with a move and ensure a joyous transition.

Offer to provide physical assistance in packing and unpacking. Flat-top, shallow boxes can be stacked well and are generally easier to pick up and move. Clearly mark the boxes with easy-to-read labels for room location (kitchen, bedroom, etc.), personal name if moving into a communal living space, and notes about fragility.

There may be a box or series of boxes related to Christmas or Hanukkah celebrations. If so, make sure these are unloaded toward to the beginning so that the new home can be decorated quickly to get into the holiday spirit.

If your neighbor asks you to help them choose what to bring, keep in mind that moving is highly personal and even everyday items may carry huge significance for them. If in doubt about hanging onto some possessions, and if there’s room, it may be wise to keep the items until the move is completed. After settling in, those possessions can be discarded or arranged.

Create a packing list once the items are settled upon so that each item can be checked off in the new home.

Pack an overnight bag with toiletries, clothes, and other essential items for the night after the move.

For both the packing and unpacking process, it’s important to minimize walking, tripping, and fall hazards: clear walkways for canes, wheelchairs, or walkers, and move rugs, electrical cords, and phone / Internet cables out of the way.

Offer to assist your neighbor when clearing out attics and garages, storage spaces that can be notoriously dusty, cluttered, and unsafe for moving about. During winter months, sunny afternoons are better times to go up into the attic (during the summertime, mornings are coolest).

Last but not least, help out your senior citizen friends by not rushing the moving process. It may take a few weeks to go through a home and pack, so start early. They should take time to enjoy sorting through their belongings and reminiscing about their life.

Happy Holidays from A Mother’s Touch Movers!

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