Short-Distance Move? Why It’s Still Worth Hiring Professional Movers

If you’re moving across town, you might be considering handling the relocation yourself without the help of professional movers. After all, you’re not moving far—so why not DIY the whole thing and save some money?

As tempting as it is to forego professional help during a short-distance move, there are several reasons that you should still hire movers.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

First, understand that the distance between your current home and your new home has nothing to do with the amount of work that goes into physically loading and unloading a moving truck. Without professional movers helping you, you’ll still need to get every box and piece of furniture from your home into the moving truck and your new place.

This can be a physically demanding endeavor, especially if you have larger/heavier furniture that you need to disassemble and reassemble for the move. When tackling this kind of physical labor yourself (or recruiting help from friends/loved ones), you could put yourself or others at risk of injury.

Why take that risk? Hiring a short-distance moving team lets you get all your items from point A to point B without worrying about moving-related injuries.

Enjoy Added Peace of Mind

When you hire professional movers, you can also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your movers know how to properly handle and relocate even the most challenging furniture and other items without causing damage. In some cases, movers may even be able to disassemble and reassemble furniture pieces to get them transported safely.

Regrettably, if you choose not to hire professional movers, you will be responsible for any damage that may occur to your furniture or other belongings during the move. And since you are not a professional, there is a higher chance that this damage may occur. Unfortunately, these expenses can cancel out any savings you have gained from not hiring a moving company for your short-distance move. 

Save Time and Stress

Hiring professional movers for even a short-distance move can save you considerable time and stress. Without worrying about loading and unloading the moving truck or transporting items between homes, you can focus your time and attention on other important matters—such as getting utilities set up at your new place or handling other loose ends.

This is especially true if there is inclement weather on the day of your move. Do you really want to deal with the stress of loading, unloading, and driving a moving truck in bad weather? Leave it to the professionals, keep your belongings safe, and allow yourself to focus on other aspects of your move instead.

Request a Moving Quote Today

Whether moving down the street or to the next town over, you can still benefit from having professional movers for a short-distance move. From protecting yourself (and loved ones) from potential injury to saving time and reducing stress, the right short-distance moving team is worth its weight in gold.

Ready to request your short-distance moving quote? Contact our team today!

Tips for Transitioning During a Move with an Elderly Live-In Loved One

Do you live with an elderly loved one? If so, you are part of a large group of the population. According to a report by AARP, the trend of older adults residing with their adult children, grandchildren, or other family members is on the rise.

While cohabitating with an elderly loved one is a growing standard, this living arrangement can pose unique challenges if you have to move. Older adults can have specific needs during household relocation.

Understanding Your Elderly Loved One’s Requirements for the Move

Before moving day, do what you can to evaluate your loved one’s needs. For example, an inventory of medical necessities and medications must be tended to or managed during the transition.

In some cases, your loved one may have health issues or mobility issues to think about. Therefore, before the move, consider scheduling an appointment with your loved one’s healthcare provider to discuss any medical considerations. Likewise, make arrangements for medical transport if necessary.

Choosing Accommodations Suitable for Elderly Comfort

Shopping for a place to live can look much different if you move with an elderly individual. Due to changes in mobility, accessibility features will need to be considered as you evaluate different homes. A few aspects to consider as you search for a home suitable for an aging senior include:

  • Prioritize single-story or accessible housing options.
  • Look for amenities like handrails in bathrooms and non-slip flooring.
  • Consider proximity to healthcare facilities and community resources.

Developing a Moving Strategy to Minimize Stress

The more you can minimize stress for your loved one, the better. Therefore, plan the move when your loved one is most comfortable and least stressed. Additionally, start packing and planning early.

If possible, break down tasks into manageable steps and spread them out over time so you are not overwhelmed with everything if you act as a primary caregiver. Lastly, enlist the help of family members, friends, or professional movers as needed.

Providing Compassionate Care Throughout the Transition

Keep lines of communication open with your loved one about the move. If they feel like you are making changes without their input or considering their well-being, the move can be more stressful for everyone involved. Additionally, be compassionate towards their needs and offer reassurance and support during the transition. Make sure they know that you care about their concerns and feelings.

Tips for Adjusting to the New Environment and Routine

Once the move is finished, returning to the regular routine as quickly as possible will help your loved one settle in and feel comfortable faster. If their health permits, take them with you when interacting with the new community or exploring your new surroundings.

Also, be sure your loved ones stay connected to friends or family members they left behind. For example, plan to visit a close friend or enjoy a particular activity in the old location if distance permits.

Enlist Residential Movers to Ease the Transition

Moving always requires extraordinary mindfulness for all members of the household. However, moving with an elderly loved one may require more personalized attention. Enlisting a residential moving company for assistance throughout the process can ensure you have the time and attention to allocate. Contact us for a free quote today.