Moving elderly parents is a challenge for some families. Apart from the physical demand that comes with such a move, there’s an emotional impact that must be managed. As you prepare to move your senior loved ones to a new home, it is important that you find ways to reduce stress throughout the process. Start by taking into consideration these cost-saving tips from Busy Buddies, Inc., your local pros when it comes to elderly moving.
Move When There Is Less Demand for It
The period between May and September and the beginning and end of each month are considered the busiest times to move. Consider scheduling your move for the middle of the month or between October to April. Apart from this being the off-peak period for moving, the housing market slows down, resulting in more competitive moving rates.
Before you pursue a move, take the time to declutter. Setting aside items to donate or dispose of may help you save on your moving bill. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do with your belongings, allow our caring transitions pros to help you in that regard. Unwanted items can be rehoused among family members and friends or be put up for yard sales or donations.
Choose a Mover That Fits Your Needs
Be sure to work with a moving company that has the right qualifications for your exact situation. When moving large, delicate items, look for a mover that also includes packing and crating as part of their services. They must be able to handle your belongings well prior to moving. Also, consider working with a company that can come up with a plan for where different items should be placed in the new home.
At Busy Buddies, Inc., we simplify the process of moving seniors and help you “rightsize” the move for your senior loved ones. We provide a wide range of elderly moving services, including decluttering your home, packing and unpacking, and creating a proper plan that ensures a successful move.
Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Arlington, VA, residents.