If you or a loved one are a senior who is considering a long-distance move, you’re not alone. Whether you’ve just retired and want to see another part of the world or you’re relocating to be closer to your family, you’re one of many seniors transitioning their living situation. Because this type of move is typically more complex than others, you’ll want to make sure you partner with a New Jersey long-distance moving company that is experienced in downsizing.

When deciding which moving company to partner with, be sure you’re choosing one with open lines of communication. There’s nothing worse than preparing for a move only to have a company be out of reach. Be sure the company you choose is available by phone, video chat, email, or even text. No matter which communication method you prefer, it’s essential the company is responsive.

Seniors have typically resided in the same home for a longer period of time than a younger resident. You’ll likely have accumulated a large number of belongings. If you’re moving to a smaller home, you’ll have to decide which possessions you’ll want to keep and which you’d like to pass on. Build in plenty of time for this sorting process and decide what you’re going to do with the items you decide not to take with you. You and your relatives can select a nonprofit organization to donate them to.

Even if you’ve weeded out a good number of your belongings, the packing process can be difficult for a homeowner to achieve on their own. A professional moving company will know the best strategies for packing and unpacking belongings in a minimal amount of time. If you’re helping an out-of-state relative move, scheduling professional moving services for them can make this process easier.

Don’t overlook moving any necessary medical equipment. Confirm with your selected moving company whether they have experience transporting delicate medical equipment. Ask them their strategy for disassembling equipment and protecting it during the relocation process.

Moving can be a stressful time for people and pets alike. With a few adjustments, you can minimize anxiety for everyone involved. If you’re the person moving, ask a friend or relative to accompany you. For relatives helping coordinate a senior’s move, let them know you are available for help. Keep any pets close to their owner during the transportation process, as being nearby will help them feel more comfortable.

The moving specialists at J.D. Carton & Son have nearly 70 years of experience in the moving industry. Our New Jersey long-distance movers specialize in:

  • Free In-Home Moving Estimates
  • Complimentary Furniture Stretch-Wrapping
  • Protection for Doorways and Ceilings
  • Full-Service Packing Services
  • Fragile-Only Packing Options
  • Packing Materials Sales
  • Custom Crating Options
  • Unpacking/Uncrating/Debris Removal
  • Short- and Long-Term Storage
  • Online Shipment Tracking
  • HomeRewards Financing Option
  • And More!

As an agent of Allied Van Lines, we can help you move to another state or even another country! Call or reach out through our online form to receive free, no-obligation estimate!