There are many reasons why you may be looking forward to a move later in life. The golden years of retirement open up a whole new world of opportunities and shifted priorities. You might be looking into downsizing to have a more manageable space, or you’re ready to live closer to the grandkids, or perhaps a sandy beach is calling your name. While this is an exciting time, it can also be overwhelming to consider all of the logistics involved with moving.
Moving is a lot to handle at any time of life, but especially as a senior, the last thing you want to do right now is lug heavy boxes and pieces of furniture around. Not to mention plan logistics, and deal with the stress of packing.
Thankfully, at Appleton, we offer senior moving services to help remove the stress of moving. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, our senior moving services are specifically created to help reduce the most common struggles of moving.
We know that picking a moving company is a big commitment, so let’s take a look at the most frequently asked questions about our senior moving services.
How are senior moving services different from regular delivery?
Appleton is a full-service moving company that creates moving solutions for everyone. Senior moving offers expanded services to help ease the stress of moving. With a traditional move, many people prefer to pack and load the truck themselves. But for seniors, we roll out the red carpet and take care of it all.
When you choose our senior moving services, we’ll pack your boxes, disassemble and wrap your furniture, and load everything onto a 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.
My mother isn’t supposed to lift anything and has very little energy. Will she need to be involved in the moving process?
You can be involved in the process as little or as much as you want. Some seniors enjoy our red carpet services while also feeling confident being directly involved with the process.
Others face physical challenges that make it difficult to expend any extra energy in a move. In this case, we’ll do the heavy lifting for you. We can pack, load, transport, unload, and even unpack your items. Whatever level of support you would like, we are here to help.
My current house is large and I’m worried about fitting all of my belongings in my new space.
We understand that while downsizing offers new opportunities, it can also be a difficult process. At Appleton, we help you take care of items you don’t want to part with but don’t have room for by offering storage solutions. We’ll pack, load, and store your belongings. When you’re ready for them, simply schedule a delivery and we’ll drop them off.
Will my items be secure?
At Appleton, keeping your items safe and secure is our highest priority. We know that we aren’t just moving a truck full of boxes and furniture — we’re moving your entire life.
We want to put your mind at ease when it comes to transporting your belongings by providing full replacement value protection. If any of your items are lost, damaged, or destroyed, we will make sure they are repaired or replaced.
How long will the process take?
Your moving timeline will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances but it typically takes between 5 and 10 days. Where you are moving, the size of the load, and what kind of services you need from us will all affect the timeline. For example, if all your boxes are packed and ready to go, the move will be shorter than if you would like us to pack boxes and prepare furniture.
No matter what your specific situation is, Appleton has a solution for you. We aren’t interested in simply filling our calendar. We want to get to know your story and help create a custom moving solution that will fit your needs. Because we’re a family-run business, our team works hard to treat you like family.
If you’re ready to get a free quote or if you have more questions, reach out to us today. You can talk to a live moving specialist by calling 877-615-0829.