Shifting is a very stressful process. Packing, loading, unpacking – it literally starts to get on nerves. It has been noticed that if the family is big and is moving with you, especially your elderly folks, the stress can be twice as much. Here are some helpful tips that you may follow to make your move with elders an easy task.
1. Moving can be a hard part for elders especially if they have been dwelling in the same house and community for a long period of time. Bidding goodbye to what has been a niche for them can be quite difficult. Thus it is important that they are well informed about the moving ahead of time. This will give them enough time to prepare themselves emotionally and physically for the move.
2. If they are physically able, let them go through their belongings and start packing the light weight things on their own. This will take them back in time, remind them of their old time and gradually they will add to the completion of work. However, you should take care of the heavy belongings.
3. If your elders are weak or sick, weeks prior to the move, you can slowly start packing their belongings. If the house is getting dusty or if you are nearing your moving date, you better relocate them first to a friend’s house or a hotel so that they don’t feel the pressure and stress of the move.
4. On the final day of moving, if they are physically able you may assign them light duties such as looking after food and drinks for the movers. If they are strong they may look after the boxes while they get loaded. But if they are they physically-weak, make sure that they are given an area where they can rest, or better yet, find someone who can take care of them.
So here are 4 tips that might come in handy for you. Remember always hire a reliable company whether you are shifting in the same city or opting for long distance moving.