We recently moved an elderly couple that had lived in their home for over 45 years. Needless to say a lot of “stuff” had accumulated. This couple was moving from a 4 bedroom house into a 3 room condo. Most people find it very difficult make this transition.
Fortunately the staff here at Mooney’s is more than capable of dealing with such a scenario. The first step is to start sorting items into “want” versus “need” lists. It is important to be realistic about what items will fit at the new home. Besides giving children and grandchildren items, donations can be made to such organization as Habitat for Humanity.
The next step is to work on a floor plan. Compare measurements of furniture with the dimensions of the new space. This will also serve as reinforcement for whether or not too many items are being brought along.
Finally, contact 2 or 3 local reputable moving companies. Inquire about packing services as well. What generally takes professional packers one to two day can generally take a homeowner one to two months.
We have worked at many area retirement communities, and are familiar with the moving policies of each. As a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers we have access to a vast network of training and resources to assist any of your moving related needs.