If you have elderly parents moving during the winter, there are a few challenges you may need to contend with. You need to be prepared to handle freezing temperatures, snow and ice to ensure the move is completed safely and efficiently. Read on as Busy Buddies shares some tips.
New Home Preparation
Before moving day, coordinate with the property manager for assurance that the new home will be ready. Here are a few important things that need to be done before moving day:
1. Turn on Heat and Electricity
Check that all utilities, especially heat and electricity, are turned on in advance of moving day. The cold weather can be a source of discomfort, and you want to make sure your new home is heated before you arrive to ensure caring transitions.
2. Remove the snow on walkways
The sidewalks and walkways should be clear of snow before your elderly parents arrive at the new home. You may want to visit the new place the day before to clear the walkways.
3. Ensure There’s Space for Moving Truck to Park
Coordinate with the new building manager to ensure there will be room for the moving truck to park on moving day.
Moving Out of Your Old Home
1. Sidewalks, walkways and driveways should be snow-free
Make sure the area around your old home is clear of snow and ice before the movers arrive for the sake of everyone’s safety.
2. Prepare for dirt inside
Place plastic sheathing on the floors to protect your home from salt, dirt and other grime from the outdoors.
3. Prepare hot drinks
The cold weather can cause delays. Hot drinks such as coffee, cocoa and tea can make everyone comfortable, including your movers.
When looking for senior move managers or elderly moving services, Busy Buddies is your best bet. Our licensed, bonded and insured movers will be happy to help. Call us today at (703) 682-0033 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Arlington, VA.