7 Friendly Moving Tips For Seniors

Moving Matters Packing SystemThe more organized you are, the better!

This brings us to the following tips:

  1. Make a list of all your priority pieces.
    Example: Your bed, night stand, bureau, kitchen table, etc.
  2. Make a list of what items are to be sold or given away.
    Example: Items to be sold on consignment, estate sale or items to be donated to your favorite charity.
  3. Identify those pieces with post-it notes.
    Example: Move, Donate, Sell
  4. Arrange for someone to be at your home when movers arrive if you cannot be there.
    Example: Family member, neighbor, caregiver, realtor, fiduciary
  5. Pack items that you will need on move day.
    Example:  Medications, eye glasses, important papers
  6. Contact all necessary people and businesses with your new address.
    Example: Doctor, Attorney, Bank, Cable, Telephone, Vet
  7. If you have pets, arrange for their boarding or for a friend to take them on move day.