Whether you are moving to a retirement community, closer to family, or into a home that’s easier to maintain, downsizing might be necessary. 

At Frisbie Moving & Storage, we understand the challenges that seniors face during relocation including the emotional and physical strain of downsizing. As an established suburban Detroit long-distance moving company that cares about local seniors, we want to offer some helpful downsizing tips for seniors and their loved ones.

Find a Moving Company That Respects Your Communication Preferences

Being able to communicate with your moving provider ensures that your needs are respected. There are several ways moving companies communicate with their customers such as phone calls, video calls, emails, and text messaging. Decide which communication method works best for you and make your preferences known to your moving company.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

You probably have a lifetime of belongings to sort through, many of which hold sentimental value. Make sure you allow plenty of time for sorting through your belongings, reminiscing, and deciding which items to take with you. This decision-making process can be difficult, so a generous amount of patience and understanding from those who are helping with the move can go a long way towards making the move less stressful.

Decide Where Your Discarded Items Will Go

Once you have determined which items are going with you, decide what you want done with the remaining items. For example, you can donate these items to local charitable organizations or have family members help with a garage sale.

Consider Using Full-Service Packing and Unpacking Service

Packing takes a lot of time and effort, especially if you are moving fragile or valuable items. To ensure that your belongings are cared for while reducing your moving strain, consider hiring professional packers and unpackers. Professional movers know how to properly pack every item in the home using durable materials that keep your belongings safe.

Ensure Proper Moving of Medical Equipment

If you are working with Detroit metro long-distance movers, make sure you choose a company that knows how to relocate your medical equipment properly. Have your movers explain the moving process so that you understand how your medical equipment is cared for to ensure safe transport and proper function upon arrival.

Keep Your Pets in Mind

If you are moving with dogs or cats, there are some things you can do to make the move less stressful. When movers are present, keep your pets in one familiar room to ease the stress of having strangers in the home. During the move, let your pet take some familiar items along for the ride, and if possible, have a relative accompany them.

Do you need help from a trusted Suburban Detroit long-distance moving company?

For professional planning, full-service packing, furniture padding, custom crating, storage and more, contact Frisbie Moving & Storage. Our Detroit metro long-distance movers are here to provide a custom solution that works for your needs and budget, beginning with a free moving cost estimate. Get yours today by giving us a call or fill out our easy online form now!