Whether you are a Senior planning an upcoming move or planning a move for a senior relative, the process can be overwhelming. Leaving a longtime home can elicit a lot of feelings. Maybe you're excited about the prospect of retiring and moving closer to family. Perhaps you're concerned about moving into a care center. You may even be sad about having to downsize your belongings and are worried about losing memories.

Whatever your reason for moving and whatever emotions you are feeling, hiring an experienced Milwaukee long-distance moving company can make the process easier. However, before you hire your movers, you should consider these tips and tricks. 

Communicate With Your Movers

Communication is key during the planning and execution of any move, especially long-distance ones. Nowadays, there are so many ways moving companies communicate with their customers, such as phone calls, video calls, emails, or texts. Finding a mover that uses your preferred communication method(s) can prevent many headaches if issues arise. 

Provide Time for Downsizing

Downsizing can be challenging enough, but not providing yourself with enough time to make the decisions you want can add stress. You need to take the time you need to carefully consider which of your items you will bring with you to your new home. If there are some sentimental items you cannot bring, consider giving them to a family member or donating them to a local charity. 

Utilize Professional Services

Many professional long-distance movers offer various services designed to make the moving process less time-consuming for you. One of the best services to utilize is a packing and unpacking service. Not only will professional packers ensure your objects are organized and packed to ensure safe transport, but they will also make the process of settling into your new home easier. 

Protect Medical Equipment

If you rely on medical equipment, it must stay safe and in working order during the move. Not only should you hire a moving company that knows how to keep this expensive, essential equipment protected during long-distance transport, but it is also essential that they communicate how they transport it. This communication about their protection methods should give you peace of mind. 

Properly Transport Pets

Pets are a beloved part of your family, and if possible, they should be brought with you when you move. Keeping them comfortable and relaxed is beneficial not only for them but also for you. The best way to move your pets is by transporting them in your own vehicle. This assures them you are by their side. You can either place them in a crate or place them securely in the backseat with some of their favorite toys for comfort. 

Hire Behrens Moving Company 

Behrens Moving Company has been a trusted long-distance moving company for more than 90 years. As an agent of Allied Van Lines, we have the resources to safely transport belongings all across the company. Our Milwaukee long-distance movers offer comprehensive moving services designed to make relocations easier on seniors and their loved ones. 

Our hassle-free services include:

  • Full-Service and Partial-Packing
  • High-Quality Packing Supplies
  • Secure Padding/Wrapping of Furniture
  • Custom Crating for Fragile Items
  • Short-Term Storage Options

If you are planning a long-distance relocation or downsize, call our friendly team of professional movers today to learn more about our comprehensive moving services.