Hello, my name is Jacob Langston. My father passed away two years ago, and I inherited his entire estate. Dad was a great guy, but he sure did have a lot of stuff. He lived in a large home, and I honestly don’t think he changed a thing since my mother died twelve years before him. I couldn't afford to keep the house, so selling it was one of the first things I had to take care of. I was at a loss for what to do with all the belongings inside. I had to start moving things out in order to get the house ready to sell. Once it sold, I had to move the rest out. I hired a moving and storage company to help with this daunting task, and am I glad I did. Stay tuned as I share this adventure with you!
While you may have to rely on a wheelchair for getting around, you can still do many things. If you are planning a move in the near future, you must find the right balance of tasks for yourself. You should be able to handle most of the decisions regarding the move, but the physical labor can be a slight issue. It is important to rely on professional movers throughout several stages of the move. Ideally, you should find out exactly how you can use a moving company to make sure you have a smooth and enjoyable move.
Dispose of Unwanted Things
It is normally the person moving that takes responsibility for disposing of items, whether it involves trashing, recycling, donating, or selling. While you can take care of selling things by taking pictures, creating ads online, and having people come over to buy the items, the rest you can rely on movers. You can do research on what electronics you can recycle, or you can let movers handle the process. Since movers see thousands of items in a variety of conditions, they are sure to know what can be donated. If you are having a hard time moving on from things, you can always start with a set of guidelines that suggests things like non-functional furniture, expired items, and unnecessary paperwork should go.
Packing Your Items
Although you could go through each room and pack some things on your own, you should avoid putting yourself at risk of injury and let professionals handle this process. It is best to create a long list of things that you want to keep and items that you are getting rid of to optimize the speed of the packing. A thorough checklist will prevent your belongings from getting mixed up and put in the wrong pile.
Loading and Unloading
Another part that you will want to get help with is loading and unloading. Fortunately, since you will have already had movers do the packing for you, this process will end up being quick and pain-free. By working closely with professionals throughout the packing phase, they should know where each box should go.
Unpacking Your Possessions
The final step that many people do not take advantage of is unpacking the possessions. This will prevent you from having to go through the trouble of organizing everything on your own. You can have furniture assembled, electronics set up, and all of your kitchen items put into the right cabinets and drawers.
With thorough planning and help from movers (such as those from Advanced Movers), your wheelchair will not inconvenience your move at all.Share