Senior Moving Specialists
Moving is a major life event for anyone, but for a senior, there are special considerations. Often, when a senior move, it involves downsizing from a much-loved family home to a smaller dwelling. There may also be conditions such as dementia or physical limitations that may have to be considered. Seniors and their families will have to decide what items to keep, perhaps which items to place in storage and decluttering will be a significant component of the move.
VIP Relocation & Storage understands the unique needs that our elderly customer may have when relocating. Many would have collected irreplaceable treasures during their many years. Some may feel particularly vulnerable during a move and have a hard time trusting others with their possessions. We understand these concerns, and thus, when working with seniors, we take every necessary step to ensure that seniors feel comfortable and at ease with us during their move.
Our professional staff is trained to be sensitive to the needs of the elderly and to communicate in a clear manner. We went to ensure that our customers who are seniors feel heard and understood during what is often a stressful time.
For our elderly customers, we offer a variety of extra services to help make your move as easy as possible. If you need help packing, we have expertly trained packing and unpacking staff that will bring the supplies and pack your entire home with the greatest of care. Our professionals can handle fragile items, including antiques and china. We handle all delicate items with the same care you would use.
For seniors who are downsizing or moving into assisted living, we have an on-site secured storage facility where we can store your extra belongings so they will remain in excellent condition.
If you have antiques or keepsake furniture, or if your belongings need to be maneuvered through tight spaces or around corners, you can rest assured that our team knows how to navigate any situation and will take all necessary steps to make sure your furniture and belongings arrive damage-free.
Tips for Seniors and their Families Planning a Move
- Start planning early. Often, seniors take longer to prepare and pack when relocating, so it’s essential to provide enough time. This will also help reduce the stress level
- Create a schedule to ensure that all parties remain on task and duties are completed on time.
- If it is your family member that is moving, offer to help when needed. Decluttering and packing are physically demanding tasks.
- Be sensitive to the emotional demands of moving. Even for a move that was planned by a loved one, moving can be a stressful life event.
At VIP Relocation & Storage we are committed to meeting the needs of all our customers, including those of our seniors. As part of our commitment to provide excellent customer service, we are here to help whenever you need, including providing all the services you may need during and after your move.