Many people find themselves asking whether professional movers are worth the additional expense to help with moving senior citizens to or from Atlanta, Georgia. While it may seem superfluous at first, hiring professional movers can actually help relieve some of the burden placed on individuals who are moving elderly family members to a new home or retirement facility.
When people talk about moving themselves, there’s usually one word that everyone uses to describe their experience: stressful. Between sorting through a bunch of belongings, packing, loading and unloading trucks, activating utilities for the new home, deactivating those at the old residence, and all of the other tasks involved, it’s hard for anyone to think straight. With so much on their plates, people can become short-tempered and irritable. And stress levels can increase when packing up and moving an older parent or grandparent is also involved. However, it’s important for those moving elderly loved ones to remain calm and adhere to the needs of their relatives. After all, moving can be a very emotional process for the elderly, bringing up feelings of nostalgia, sadness, and possibly anger, so it’s important that their feelings are addressed to ensure the move goes smoothly.
Luckily, professional movers are an excellent resource to use when you have to move elderly family members because they are able to alleviate some of the stress that moving causes. By hiring professional movers, you essentially delegate some of the smaller tasks that you or your relatives may not have the time to complete. For example, when you hire a moving company to assist with packing up boxes, you will be able to dedicate more time to sorting through belongings that may bring up emotions or memories for your relative and simply mark them so the movers know to pack them for the move.
If you will be helping an elderly family member with their upcoming move to Atlanta, GA, or surrounding areas, call Bulldog Movers today to see how our Senior Relocation Consultant and professional movers can assist in making the transition as smooth as possible.