Schedule the move

 

Coordination counts; if you’re going to be hiring movers to help handle your love one’s things, then planning well in advance so that you’re all on the same page is important. After you’ve booked your movers and planned the date of the move, create a schedule so that everything can proceed on the big day without a hitch.

 

Set up the floor plan

 

Knowing what to take and what to keep will be a much easier proposition once you know the dimensions and layout of the new space your loved one will be moving into. Therefore, an excellent idea would be mapping out the floor plan in advance so you know how much room you have to work with and can envision where specific items will go beforehand.

 

Sort boxes

 

Moving to assisted living will be made easier if you sort and label your items appropriately while packing. For example, you can label boxes by room, so you know exactly what you’ll be unpacking. Additionally, you can label items you want to give away with titles like “donate,” “family,” and “trash” so you know exactly where to take them. Finally, be sure to clearly mark important objects you don’t want the movers to handle so you can take care of those personally.

Identify important possessions

 

You’ll want to separate the most sentimentally-valued and important possessions your loved one has first, so you know they’ll make it along for the ride. Leaving items until later in the sorting process increases the likelihood that you’ll accidentally lose, donate, or leave them behind.

 

Create a moving checklist

 

Now it’s time to make decisions on what you want to keep, what to give away, and what you’ll need to obtain to make the move go smoothly. Refer to this list of essentials to give yourself an idea of what items will be appropriate for your loved one’s new home at their assisted living community.

 

 

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