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Seniors Can Make a Move Easier With These Resources

Moving at any age can be a stressful experience, but for seniors, it can also be filled with financial and logistical worries that make the process overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to take the guesswork out of moving, including hiring a law firm to help make the legalities of buying or selling a home easier. As a real estate attorney, Marc Jacob can handle everything from price negotiations to rent-to-own contracts so you’ll have peace of mind. You can also look for movers that specialize in helping seniors, as well as services near you that can help make the entire process smooth and stress-free. Here are a few tips on how to begin.

Decide what your needs are

There are several different types of senior movers, and they all offer various services to help older adults plan and execute a move to a new home, apartment, or senior living facility. Not only that, they can provide a move consultant to assist with the details so you never have to worry about missing something important. Decide what your needs are in the beginning so you can create a plan that works for your budget and time frame. Utilize tools which can help you figure out how much room you’ll have in your new home for furniture placement. The more you can plan in the beginning, the easier it will be to transition to your new living space.

Make safety a priority

When it comes to transitioning, there are a few different considerations to make as far as safety is concerned, both during and after a move. First, you’ll want to plan for the big day by acquiring a pet-sitter who can keep your animals safe, happy, and out from underfoot. You can also make sure you have friends and/or family members who can help with last-minute packing, hauling trash, and assisting with things like food and water breaks. It can be easy to neglect your needs during a busy day, but it’s important to take care of yourself.

Next, think about how the new place will contribute to your safety and wellbeing and make modifications to any areas that might present a problem. This can include installing ramps, adding lighting, or replacing outdated appliances. Ensure your new home is protected by installing a surveillance camera and taking steps to have the locks re-keyed — this process can cost anywhere between $50 and $150, although prices will vary according to where you live. You can find a reputable local locksmith by checking out reviews online, but you’ll also want to make sure they’re bonded and insured. Do they offer a warranty in case you have problems down the road? Taking these steps will give you some peace of mind after you move in so you can relax and enjoy your new home.

Settle in

Once you’ve made changes and updates for safety in your new place, take steps to ensure that you can settle in smoothly. Set up rooms so you can navigate them with ease and prevent falls, especially if you have mobility issues. Get to know the neighbors, as they’ll have useful information and can provide help if you’re new to the area.

Moving can be stressful, expensive, and challenging, but with a solid plan and a little assistance from the pros, you can make sure the experience is a good one. If you’re worried about forgetting the details, make to-do lists and packing lists and check off items as you go, including obtaining change-of-address forms and other essential paperwork.

Ready to get help with your home-buying paperwork? Contact Marc Jacob to start the process with ease.

Michael Longsdon is a writer for ElderFreedom.net
You can reach him at info@endlerfreedom.net

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