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  • Writer's pictureKathy Lovett

Moving Yourself or a Senior Parent – Tips for Doing it Yourself or Hiring Help

To most people, packing is only appealing when going on vacation, not when moving. Something about moving automatically makes packing seem stressful.

Sorting, securing breakables, preserving keepsakes, organizing, downsizing, and eliminating clutter can be a long and stressful process. This task can be overwhelming for anyone. In the case of a senior move, add 45 (or more) years of memorabilia, furniture, collectibles, and clutter to this already daunting responsibility, and you have a scenario perfect for stress and procrastination.

Tips for 'Do It Yourself' Moving

Moving could be a full-time job for weeks or months if you go it alone. The first and obvious response most people have when tasked with moving is to ask family and friends to help, but who has time to put their own life on hold to sort, pack, move, clean, and unpack? If you decide to use friends or family for your move we recommend the following:

  • Make a list of each person you will ask

  • Assign specific responsibilities to each person

  • Set a schedule of when exactly help is needed

  • Purchase all needed packing materials

The Real Benefits of Moving Professionals

It is beneficial and truly valuable to have a team that specializes in moving to keep it as smooth and stress-free as possible. After all, most people can count how many times they move in a lifetime, on one hand, trained professionals move clients daily. They have tips and tricks to help speed the process along, such as making helpful lists for moving.

Many people think of moving companies as the place that tran

sports boxes and furniture; and aren’t even aware there are specialists who are professionally trained, nationally certified, and held to strict on-going standards to stay certified as experts in preparing and managing moves. There are even nationally certified Senior Move Managers. Cardinal Solutions is one of those companies.

We invite you to consider the weight that could be lifted off your shoulders if you had someone to help organize, sort, and downsize for your move. It’s more affordable than you think!

Like heroes showing up on the scene just in time, help is on the way to save you from the monster of moving!

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