Deciding to retire and move to a smaller home can be a difficult but rewarding decision to make. Whether you are moving closer to family or moving to a retirement community, you should be able to enjoy this phase in your life. As an experienced Madison long-distance moving company, we know downsizing can be a stressful, overwhelming process. We want to help ease your stress by offering the following tips. 

Keep in Contact with Your Movers

Communication is key. Whether you prefer communicating by email, phone call, video call, or text message, it is important to find a moving company that communicates the way you need them to. If problems arise during the move or if you have questions along the way, your moving company should be available to help with your needs and ease your fears. 

Take Your Time with Downsizing

Over the years, you've accumulated a lot of belongings with sentimental value. Sorting through these meaningful objects can take time. It is important to give yourself enough time to figure out which items you will bring with you to your new home. You can consider donating items you can't bring along to a charity or family or friends. 

Find a Company with Packing Services

Packing and unpacking can take a lot of time. Not only do you want everything to be organized so you can easily find it, but you also want to make sure items are packed securely, so they are safe in transport. Hiring professional packers can make these steps easy. They will do the work for you, so you can spend more time making memories. 

Plan for Moving Medical Equipment

If you use medical equipment, such as lift chairs or motorized wheelchairs, or other essential supplies, you want to hire a company with the resources and training necessary to move it. Hiring professionals who will explain their process for keeping this expensive equipment safe during moves will give you peace of mind. 

Don't Forget About Your Pets

Your pets are an essential part of your family. If you can bring them with you to your new home, you should. To keep them comfortable during your long-distance move, leave some of their favorite toys in the backseat of your vehicle or their crate. 

Hire Capital City Transfer

Now that you have some tips to help make the downsizing and moving process easier for you or your senior family member, it's time to call the Madison long-distance movers at Capital City Transfer. As an agent of Wheaton World Wide Moving, we have the tools and training needed to make any relocation easy, no matter the distance. 

Our helpful services include:

  • High-Quality Packing Supplies
  • Packing and Unpacking 
  • Protective Padding and Wrapping of Furniture
  • Custom Crating for Fragile Items
  • Short-Term Storage.

To learn more about our comprehensive moving services, call us today. A friendly representative is standing by, ready to take your call.