It’s difficult to leave a place where you watched your kids grow and spent a good chunk of your life.

That’s why when senior citizens have to move to a new place, relocation gets more stressful.

The decision to move is the most difficult step for senior citizens. Who would like to leave a home that symbolizes your past? However, the need to be closer to family and friends, change in lifestyle and retirement forces them to relocate.

Here is a senior relocation checklist that will help seniors have a hassle-free relocation experience.

Relocation tips for senior citizens

  • Find a reliable local moving company and book them at least a month before the moving day.
  • Start packing your stuff a few weeks before moving. Or, ask a local moving company to pack your stuff. While moving large appliances, ask the movers to take note of the owner’s manual instructions for moving.
  • Disconnect your cable, internet, and utilities a few days before your move.
  • Stack dishes upward while packing.
  • Always use a packing paper. Use colored paper to pack small items. This way they will not get misplaced.
  • Use the original boxes to pack electronic items. Make sure to keep all the related cables in the same box.
  • Label your boxes, not only in the top but on sides also. Make sure to write ‘This Side Up’ on the boxes with fragile items.
  • Don’t just interlock the boxes. Make sure that you properly take them.
  • Pack important documents such as family records, insurance information, photo albums separately and keep them close to you.
  • Make sure that everything you are taking is packed a day before the move.

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