There may be many reasons why you are making a long-distance move as a senior. Whatever your reasons for making a senior move, the process can be challenging, especially if you are leaving a long-term home.

It’s a good idea to find a Miami long-distance moving company that can accommodate your needs, from help with downsizing to full-service packing and unpacking. However, the search for a mover can be a challenge too!

We’ve put together some ways to make finding your long-distance moving company a lot easier. Consider applying a few of these suggestions to your search.

Pick a Team that Works with Your Preferred Communication Style

Its vital that you be able to stay in touch with your moving provider during a long-distance relocation. While there are many ways to communicate, you may not like all of them. These can include:

  • Phone Calls
  • Video Calls
  • Text Messages
  • Emails

If you have trouble with any of these forms of communication, your mover should respect your request to avoid it. Also, they should be able to use your preferred method of communication as the primary way of contacting you.

Find a Mover Who Helps You Downsize

Not all moving companies have the patience necessary to assist with senior moves, especially long-distance relocations. It’s a process that involves a lot of time and planning to complete successfully. Homeowners need the time to sort through their belongings, and the help necessary to pack, store, or donate those items. Make sure your moving company understands how important your belongings are to you and is willing to work within the period you require. If possible, you may also want to ask assistance from friends or family members to help with decision-making.

Ask if They Offer Full-Service Packing & Unpacking Options

Many long-distance movers also offer full-service packing and unpacking options. But it’s always a good idea to double-check before hiring someone. Your long-distance mover should be able to properly pack your items for transportation. They should also be able to arrange set up of your belongings at a new home. Both of these services can be very helpful for those coordinating an out-of-state move for a relative too!

Make Sure they Can Move Medical Equipment

If you use medical equipment at home, you’ll need to check if the long-distance moving company can arrange transport of it. You’ll also want to find out what steps they take when moving medical equipment so you know it will arrive undamaged. Some professional movers can also help you with set up of your medical equipment at the new home.

Coordinating Transportation of Pets

Another big issue is dealing with pets during packing and moving days. Pets experience stress too, especially when it comes to changes in their environment. If possible, your pets should accompany you (or someone they know) to their new home. Providing them with familiar/comfort items can also help to reduce their stress during the relocation process.

Check Out Our Senior Moving Services

At American Fargo Moving & Storage, we are proud to be an affiliate with Atlas Van Lines, capable of managing country-wide relocations through their network of experts. We’re able to provide a smooth senior move without confusion, hassle, or delay. Allow our Miami long-distance movers to manage your needs through:

  • Free Quotes
  • Packing Services
  • Short- or Long-Term Storage
  • Moving Supplies
  • Unpacking & Furniture Set Up
  • Vehicle Shipping
  • Piano Shipping
  • Debris Removal & Clean Up

To get more information about our senior moving services, contact American Fargo right away. Give us a call or fill out our online form to have a specialist help you.