Handy Guide to Planning Your Move 

Cheerful African American couple moving

No matter how old you are, moving is never an easy task. However, for seniors & the elderly, the task of moving can be even more difficult. If you’re moving in the Seattle Area, you should first consider talking to an expert like us.  Remember, when you’re planning a local move, it isn’t just a one-day event. Planning a local move is a process. If you’re planning a move during your experienced years, read on for tips to make it a more enjoyable process.

 

You Should Have a Plan

Having a plan for your local move will help when it comes to moving day!  Simplified Living & Design will help you start planning with a Free Hour consultation.  It’s essential to have a proper plan in place. You also want to make sure you prepare by gathering the proper packing materials and to make all the necessary arrangements are made. If you have pets, make sure they have somewhere to stay during the move. For any loved ones you take care of, make sure they’re all set too. 

 

Get Started Early

It’s never too early to begin downsizing when planning your move. Maybe you want to hand off that punch bowl set to your granddaughter? Alternatively, perhaps your son just moved into a new house and could use that extra set of chairs. Whatever you can get rid of, get rid of it before moving day. Also, if you are looking to dispose of electronics, Simplified Living & Design can help with that too.

 

Plan Ahead of Time For Your New Space

Simplified Living & Design can visit your new place ahead of time and map out your furniture placement. Knowing ahead of time where your furniture will go will make it much easier on your local movers, and you. If you’re moving to a significantly smaller space, you will want to plan ahead of time. It will be ideal if you know the size of your new home. That way, you’ll know how much you need to downsize. However, if you’re moving into a bigger house, you’ll need to take note of furniture to buy. 

 

Determine What's Important

When packing, make a list of items that are important to you. You’ll want to make sure you pack these items carefully. For those items that you like but don’t often use, consider getting rid of those.

 

Keep Your Family Mementos Safe

One of our most valuable assets is our memories. Make sure to pack your pictures, home videos, and any other memories carefully. If you have home videos, you will want to pack those in the car with you. Packing them on the moving truck can lead to possible damage due to heat.

 

Ask for Help

Moving can be a very stressful experience, both mentally and physically. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family members for support.

 

Make a Plan for Moving Day

When it comes time for your local move, make sure you are ready. Before your local moving company arrives, make sure to pack everything. Also, you’ll want to keep the boxes and items you’re taking in your car nearby. The things that go into these boxes are personal items you want to have with you at all times. Individual items may include medical records, insurance papers, credit cards, driver’s license, and more. Once you move into your new place, you will appreciate having these items handy.

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