Moving house is an intensive physical effort and can be pretty stressful. Even for someone without illness, injury, or a limiting condition, moving to a new city (or further) can be challenging. If you experience mobility issues, the event can become even more worrisome. Thankfully, careful planning and support can help make the transition in your life easier when moving house with mobility issues.
As expected, it might involve relying on certain services to get through it. There’s nothing wrong with reaching out to others for help – In fact, it shows strength, confidence, and good reasoning. This way, you can cope with the physical transition while feeling excited and maintaining a clear vision during the planning.
With the right support and plan, you can find comfort in your new surroundings and build your life in a new location with care. So, what provisions should you look for? In this post are some things to consider if moving house with mobility issues.
Choose movers with comprehensive packaging and unloading services
Not all moving operations will be hands-on with packing and unloading your items in the right places. That is why it’s important to use a service that can apply everything, from packaging to insurance to moving and unloading correctly, even upstairs and in awkward circumstances. This is especially true of long distance moving where you need to rely on a seamless transition of your objects.
Moreover, getting a quote of when to expect your delivery can help you understand when to oversee the pass-off, helping you comfortably transition homes. That is, rather than feeling forced into a mad flurry.
Address how far you can realistically travel each day
Planning your journey in segments and giving yourself time to approach all that is essential. For those with mobility issues, even sitting in a comfortable car seat may become limiting after a while.
Taking multiple stopovers to stretch and take a break from the stress can be worth it. Or give yourself time to relax in a hotel or accommodation that supports you.
It’s okay to drive for three hours a day and do that over a week, provided you can move consistently and give yourself enough time to arrive home. With someone you trust supporting you, a bite-sized effort is much more manageable.
Moving house with mobility issues: Prepare the new home accordingly
It’s wise to prepare your new space in advance too. Calling specialists to fit handrails, to transition the stairlift you may use from your current home into your new space, or even to move into a one-story home you can easier navigate will be a better outcome.
Preparing the new home might also mean implementing alarm systems you can get to or adding ramps to the front door. Giving yourself two weeks to move and ensure these provisions are taken care of will provide you with the breathing room you need.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help where you need it, and gain the eligible provisions you’re entitled to through disability support. You deserve that assistance. Hopefully, this advice lets you move comfortably, even with limited mobility.
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