Moving with a disability can bring with it a set of challenges that can make your transition to a new home difficult. However, with the right professional moving services, you can have a positive experience. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for your move.
Hire An Experienced Moving Service It's not enough to hire a company that is has been in business for a long time. You'll want a moving company that has experience helping people with disabilities relocate. As you interview companies, ask what experience they have and how they have altered their normal moving packages to accommodate those with a disability. This can help you to find the moving company that makes you feel the most comfortable.
Have Them Do The Packing One advantage of hiring a full-service moving company is that you can have the movers do all of your packing and unpacking for you. This makes it easier for you to focus on other aspects of your move, and it means you don't have to ask friends and family for assistance. Ask your moving company what the packing service includes, such as disassembly of furniture and packing of medical equipment. If you have to arrange for some of these items to be packed without the movers' assistance, this will give you the time to make other arrangements.
Map Out Your New Home If you require the use of mobility aids or other adaptive equipment to get around your home, it may be a good idea to map out your new home to determine where furniture will go. Once you have everything mapped out, you can use sticky notes to create a numbering system for all your furniture. The movers can then use this to put all of your furniture in the correct place. Take a trial walk-through of your home before the movers leave in case any adjustments need to be made to your furniture arrangements.
Have Adaptive Equipment Installed Your full-service moving company may also be able to install adaptive equipment, such as grab bars and ramps, to make your home accessible. Bring up this need when you hire the moving company so the movers can make arrangements to have the right staff at your location for this type of project. You'll also want to make sure you have the equipment and any necessary hardware to make the task go more smoothly.