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The moving industry is categorized as an essential industry business, therefore we inform you that U. Santini Moving and Storage is open for business during our regular hours. We continue to operate using all safety precautions concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our moving professionals are adapting the operations in order to meet your moving-related needs while practicing CDC and WHO recommendations. We provide our movers with hand sanitizers and gloves and practice social distancing to protect both our clients and crew members. During this state of an emergency, our number one priorities are the health and safety of employees and customers. We make sure to: • Practice all State/Federal/CDC and World Health Organization guidelines in order to prevent contagion in our community.
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• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
• Provide masks (if they are available) and gloves for our employees to handle clients' possessions.
• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
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Trying to help your elderly parents relocate

How to help your elderly parents relocate?

Senior relocation is always difficult. If you decided to help your elderly parents relocate, the easiest way to do it is to hire a good moving company New York to give you a hand. However, hiring a full-moving service for seniors is rather expensive. And not everyone can pay for such a luxury. That is why U. Santini has prepared a few tips to help you help your elderly move. Follow our guidelines and you will have a smooth and stress-free relocation.

First, talk to your parents and make sure that everything is agreed

When it comes to moving your elderly parents, things are not going to be easy. First, seniors do not like to move. Therefore, first, you will have to talk to them and make sure that everything is understood. They will give you some guidelines and their requirements. And your task will be to follow their demands. Do not skip this step. If you do, it can easily come to misunderstanding and unwanted complications during your relocation process. And that is something that you certainly want to avoid. Especially when everything starts to unfold. So before you call long distance moving companies New York, make sure that you and your elderly parent understand each other completely.

Older mom and a daughter talking
First, talk to them and make sure everything is agreed upon

Help your elderly parents with decluttering

If everything is agreed upon, you and your elderly parents will have to think about their moving inventory. As most seniors do, your parents probably own a lot of items that are not in mint condition and things that are better to get rid of than to move. So you will have to decide which items to get rid of. The more items you remove, the easier and cheaper your moving process will be. Of course, you will probably have trouble talking your parents into getting rid of their old items. But explain to them that this is something that is necessary to do before moving.

How to get rid of the junk

The decluttering process can be rather difficult and complicated. Especially if you have a lot of items to remove. And you will need a lot of time to finish everything. Therefore, make sure that you start this process, at least a few weeks before the move. Here is what you can do with your parents’ old stuff:

  • If you have a lot of things that you want to get rid of, you can organize a yard sale. This is a good way to lower your moving costs and earn some money along the way.
  • When you have only a few items to get rid of, you can sell them online.
  • If you want, you can donate your items to charity.
  • If your items are not in a good condition find a recycling center in your vicinity and dispose of them in an eco-friendly manner
  • When your parents do not want to sell their old stuff, you can rent storage units Brooklyn and keep them there
Truck loaded with junk
Help them get rid of the junk

To help your elderly parents relocate, make a list of their items

After you removed the junk, take a piece of paper, and make a list of items that you will have to move. If you do not want to use a pen and paper, you can download a moving inventory app for this purpose. Apps are usually a much better solution for this as you can take photos of your items and finish things much faster.

If you want to help your elderly parents relocate, find them a good moving company

If you have a list of your parents’ items in your hands, you can start searching for a moving company that will handle their move. Of course, if you want to help your parents move, you need to hire the best moving company you can find. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find reliable movers. So you will have to do thorough research before you locate movers that you like. Read online reviews, visit moving-related websites, and forums to identify the best moving companies. Pick a few moving companies that look reliable and ask for their moving estimates. Compare their offers and pick the best one.

To help your elderly parents relocate, find a moving company that offers a variety of moving services

Of course, reliability and prices are the decisive factors when you are choosing your movers. But, you will also have to think about the services that they can provide. Can they offer packing services? Or storage? Will they disassemble their furniture? All those things are important when you are trying to help your senior parents move. Logically, you can try to save some money in their pockets by doing those things on your own. Still, it all depends on the size of the project, your physical capabilities, time, and money.

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Use the internet to find a perfect moving company if you want to help your elderly parents relocate

How to prepare for packing

If you decided to do the packing on your own, first you will need to gather proper packing materials. However, it can be difficult to determine how many moving boxes and wraps to prepare. Luckily, there are a few moving box calculators online that you can use to get approximate figures. Still, moving boxes are not the only thing that you will need to prepare. Here is what else you will need:

  • Besides cardboard moving boxes, you will need a lot of bubble plastic if you want to help your elderly parents relocate.
  • Plastic bags
  • Vacuum bags for clothes and beddings
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tapes
  • Labels and markers

Once you gather all required materials it is just a matter of putting things inside boxes and wrapping things up. But bear in mind that this is a difficult and time-consuming job. So if you can find someone who can help you.

The best way to help your elderly parents relocate is to do things slowly

Helping your elderly parents relocate is not an easy task. Still, if you do things step by step, you can organize them a successful relocation even without hiring a full service moving company.


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