The process of moving can be stressful for anyone, but with the right tips and professional help, it can become a seamless and calm transition. If you are a senior and are planning to move, the following tips will help:
Hire the right movers
You are moving your valuable possessions. Don’t choose the cheapest company – choose a quality company. Check out the Better Business Bureau for their rating, see if they are members of the Canadian Association of Mover, and be sure they have a good reputation. Do your homework to ensure you hire a quality service provider to do your move.
Familiarize yourself with your new space
This will provide you with comfort because you will know how to move around your new home and can plan how to unpack accordingly. The size of the space and the number of rooms are things you should familiarize yourself with so you can plan where to place the boxes and make things easier on yourself. Boxes should be placed throughout the home strategically so that you have enough room to walk through your new home safely.
Keep your essentials by your side
Any medications or a first-aid kit should be easily accessible, so do not pack them away and place them in a bag that you can carry by your side. Ask family members and friends to help with the packing process and try to do this in an organized fashion so that unpacking is easy. Make sure to ask them in advance so that you are ready come moving day and don’t forget to gather the right supplies like boxes and packing tape (your Sales professional can help with this).
Don’t be afraid of change
Movingis not easy and it’s common for seniors to feel nervous about this change. These feelings are very natural and it’s important that you deal with any mixed emotions so that you are ready to start a new chapter.
Moving can be overwhelming but the right packing tips will help make the process easier and a lot less stressful. If you are planning a move, the following tricks and organization tips will help:
Create a checklist
Draft a checklist that includes a timeline so that you have a visual of all the things you need to do and the amount of time you have to accomplish them. Knowing this information will help you be more realistic about your situation and will allow you to manage your move successfully, as no detail will be forgotten.
Declutter your home
This is a very important step because it will prevent you from moving unnecessary items to your new location. Figure out which items to toss, keep, donate or sell because this will make the packing process a lot easier and you will have fewer items to take. This applies to furniture as well, so take some measurements to determine whether or not your current furniture will fit into your new space and proceed accordingly.
Use quality moving boxes
If you want your items to arrive in their original condition, it is important that you pack them in sturdy boxes that will not fall apart because durability is a must and grocery or liquor boxes are not ideal. Moving boxes are very affordable and will provide you with peace of mind, so they are definitely worth it.
Do not leave packing to the last minute
It is important that you don’t procrastinate because packing everything the night before your move will lead to anxiety and stress. You will end up packing incorrectly, which can compromise the condition of your belongings, so start packing early so that you have enough time to do it right. Label your boxes and organize your items so that the unpacking process is easy and you’re not overwhelmed in your new house.
Use the right size boxes when packing & be sure each one is full to the top
Heavy items should be placed in small boxes and lighter items should be packed in larger boxes because this will ensure that most of your cartons are a reasonable weight. It is also important to fill each carton right to the top to stop cartons from being crushed. There are special techniques that your Sales Consultant can provide you to ensure you pack your possessions safely.
King’s Transfer is proud to be celebrating the achievements of our Moving Consultant Team. Both of our moving consultants, Humphrey Swarbrick and Jill Franchuk, have been recognized as Atlas Van Lines National Quality Award winners for their achievements over this past year.
Humphrey Swarbrick, Second Place Ranking
Humphrey attained a 2nd place ranking after ranking 1st the previous two years. Humphrey has been working in the moving industry for 24 years and we have been fortunate enough to have him working for our office since November 2006. His industry knowledge provides his customers with confidence in what to expect in termsof servicesand costs for their moves. We are proud to have Humphrey as a member of the King’s team!
Jill Franchuk, Third Place Ranking
Jill Franchuk has been in the moving industry for only 8 years, but has quickly mastered the skills required to attain 3rd place in the Sales Awards category for the King’s Transfer office. It is Jill’s sustained work ethic and focus on detail that makes her an asset to both customers and for King’s Transfer!
We are extremely proud of our Moving Consultants and their dedication to customer service. We strive to give every customer the perfect move and we couldn’t do it without our team. Their commitment or customer service is key in us achieving our own quality goals.
If you are looking to hire a mover, you can trust King’s Transfer and our team of Atlas Van Lines National Quality Award Winners to provide you with a free estimate.
The team at King’s Transfer Van Lines Winnipeg is excited to announce that we’ve received an Gold Quality Service Award from Atlas Van Lines. In order to qualify for a Gold Award, an agent must sustain an A rating for a full calendar year.
At King’s Transfer Van Lines we take great pride in our customer service and we work diligently to provide every customer with a top flight move. We literally roll out the red carpet as we enter your home.
Over the years, our team has won numerous Quality Awards from Atlas Van Lines. We are also been able to maintain and A+ rating with the Better Business Beareau. When it is time to book your next move, call King’s Transfer Van Lines to ensure you receive the royal treatment.
Watch for the King’s Transfer tent at the RE/MAX Miracle Makers tournament this August.
The ALS Society Annual Charity Dinner is at the end of this month. Owner’s John and Loreen attend each year and enjoy the comraderie of staff and fellow supporters involved with this great organization every year. You can get out and help by participating in the ALS Walk that is held every June at Assiniboine Park.
We have updated our staff photos for our office and sales staff. Take a look under the “About” tab to put a face to a name. It’s always nice to know to whom you are speaking.
Just want to get back to you expressing our complete satisfaction with the move your team did for us earlier this month. The folks both in Winnipeg and Montreal were just excellent in every respect. Moving across the country in the middle of winter is highly stressful at the best of times, but these folks really made it easy with their incredible efficiency and consummate professionalism. We cannot say enough about the level of customer service we got. Not a single item was broken and they never left a single scuff mark on any of the walls. Karl (the Atlas driver) and his guy can move a fridge up a flight of stairs just about as easily as I could carry a suitcase. That was amazing to see. On top of that they are so friendly and cheerful when they are doing their work and that really makes the move less stressful for the customer. Karl said he did not want to leave our place in Montreal until we were completely satisfied with everything. These people clearly enjoy what they do and it shows.
In brief, you get top marks and our highest possible recommendation.
Thanks and all the best,
Just wanted to let you know that the pack your crew did was miles ahead of my previous experiences.
Iris is amazing. When I said to her that some things matter less than others she did not skip a beat and replied that all things are important simply because they are mine – love that approach to her work. I could not say enough about her! The two fellas that were with her clearly care about their job.
The guys doing the truck load were stellar. Friendly, professional and they had a ton of blankets to wrap everything. Everything was absolutely protected and arrived without a single scratch or nick. I may have just renewed faith in movers!
King’s Transfer Van Lines was pleased to take part in the Age and Opportunity 55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo, in Winnipeg, last week. Loreen and Jill took a trip out to the show to educate attendees on the steps involved in booking a move. The show was well attended and very busy and they got to meet a lot really nice people. We know that moving can be stressful, especially when downsizing is involved, and we have the experience to make any such transition as smooth as possible.
What is Age & Opportunity?
Age & Opportunity: Support Services for Older Adults is a non-profit organization that provides specialized services for older Manitobans across the province. The goal of these programs is to empower and support older adults in the community.
To offer specialized programs and services that are accessible to older Manitobans that support and enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual lives and promote active participation in all aspects of community life.
To develop and deliver innovative programs and services that improve the quality of later life.
To learn more about Age & Opportunity and the programs they offer, visit their website here. We’d also like to thank them for having us out.