Sandy doesn’t know what to do. Even though she’s been retired for over a decade, she still lives in the same spacious ranch home that she raised her family in. Now that her husband is gone and her children have families of their own, the house seems too big and lonely for her to maintain, especially now that she’s been having issues with her heart. She wants to move to the next town over to be closer to her daughters and have better access to healthcare specialists and hospitals, but the logistics and physical labor that go into moving an entire lifetime’s accumulation of belongings seems impossible.
Moving can be an overwhelming venture for many seniors, but it doesn’t have to be. Appleton offers senior moving services so that you can have a stress-free moving experience where we do the heavy lifting for you. By handling all the details of the moving process, Appleton strives to take the stress, work, and anxiety off of you, enabling you to focus on the next steps in your golden years. In this article, we’ll talk about why Appleton’s senior moving services may be the right move for you.
We’re a full-service moving provider
Sandy has strict orders from her doctor not to do any lifting, which makes tasks like moving sofas and loading boxes daunting. Heavy lifting can be difficult for many seniors, which is why we take care of every single step of your move so you don’t have to lift a finger.
As part of our senior moving services, we’ll pack your boxes, disassemble and wrap your furniture, and load everything onto the truck. Then we’ll drive your household goods to your destination and repeat the process by unloading, reassembling, and setting up your furniture how you want it.
Sounds like a good deal, right? The only thing you’ll have to do is unpack your boxes and put your belongings where you want them in your new home (but we can do that for you as well if you’d like!). We can be as hands-on or hands-off as you want; this is your move and we’re here for you.
We care about protecting your belongings
When moving, you have certain rights, which include knowing you and your household goods are being protected and taken care of. That’s why we offer peace of mind by providing full (replacement) value protection. This coverage ensures that if any of your belongings are lost, damaged, or destroyed, they will either be repaired or replaced. If you have any high-value items, we’ll also work with you to make sure adequate coverage is in place.
Our senior moving services also include home protection for both the residence you’re moving out of and the residence you’re moving into. This protection covers the parts of your house that could be potentially damaged by movers, like door frames, walls, and floors.
Downsizing? We can help
Let’s check back in with Sandy. She’s getting ready to move from a four-bedroom house with a two-car garage to a small two-bedroom apartment. In preparation of her move she’s been donating a lot of her furniture, books, and paintings to local charities, but there’s an antique dining table that she can’t part with, even though it won’t fit in her new apartment. This is where storage comes in! Maybe you have a collection you don’t want to get rid of but don’t have space for, or heirlooms you want to keep in a safe place for your family. Or maybe you’re just downsizing to an apartment or retirement home and need somewhere to keep your belongings.
If you have anything you don’t want to part with but don’t have room for, we can help by packing, loading, and placing those belongings into storage. Storing your household goods with Appleton is similar to renting a storage locker, except you won’t have access to your goods while they’re in storage. Once you do want to access them you’ll need to schedule to have them delivered.
There are many reasons someone may not be able to do the hard work that comes with moving house. Maybe you work too many hours or have a young family that demands every spare hour you’ve got, and you don’t have the time to do it yourself. Maybe you lack the physical ability to do the work required. Whatever the case, Appleton is here for you, and we’re ready to help make your move as stress-free and smooth as possible. For more information about our full service and senior moving services, contact us today!