Whether you’re moving friends or family, relocating senior citizens to a new country or even a new home can be difficult. As depicted comically in the heartwarming movie Up, the elderly are not exactly fond of change. And when they are, they will have many issues along the way. But just like anybody else, all they need is to be understood. It starts with communication, planning, and a whole lotta listening.
The Do-Not-Ship List
Your comprehensive guide on what NOT to pack during national or international moving
Taking the DIY route to packing is a great way to avoid costs during national or international moving. However, becoming your own packers and movers is not easy. For starters, you need to be absolutely sure of two vital things — what to pack, and more importantly, what not to pack.
“The more things you own. The more they own you”
In a world of materialism, decluttering comes as a wave of much needed relief. Simply put, it is the art of doing away with unnecessary items, goods, and possessions.
The space you live in or occupy is one of utmost importance. Apart from reflecting your personality, it has a bearing on your mood and emotions. In an era of busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, clearing out space can get difficult. Relocation is therefore probably the best time to declutter. Here are persuasive reasons on why you should declutter, before international packers and movers step in to help you relocate.
Three Simple Steps to Executing an Easy, Stress-Free Move
The decision to move, to leave people and places behind, is huge. And huge are its implications. This is why relocation or moving tops the list as one of the most stressful events in life. No kidding! It stands at number three, right behind death and divorce. Who would have thought?
All the packing and unpacking, those goodbyes, the stress — it’s a nightmare! And there’s no escaping the dreaded event either. Statistics from the US Census Bureau reveal that the average person moves 11.7 times in their lifetime. Chances are, you will too. A couple of times at least. Read More
There’s no telling where life will take you. One day you’re beachcombing in Florida and the next day you learn you’ve got to move to Canberra!
But what’s the worst part about moving? It’s not leaving people behind (thank god for the Internet!). It’s not being alone in a new city either – technology has made making new friends so much easier. It’s the actual moving.
The gruesome process of taking stock of everything you own, packing it neatly in boxes, labeling those boxes, putting them away until D Day, and finally having them shipped can be most draining; both mentally and physically. And then there’s the unpacking too.