Moving to a new home can be rather a lot of effort, but sometimes it's just got to be done… unless you plan to stay in the same home for the rest of your life. If you're a person with a disability that affects your mobility, then there are a few things you can do to make sure that your moving day runs as smoothly as possible.
1. Is Your New Home Ready?
Is your new home ready to meet your needs? You need to ensure that everything you'll need is ready to go, whether it's additional handholds for climbing stairs, or grab rails in your bathroom. If a contractor has taken on this work for you, make sure it has been scheduled so that it will be completed prior to your arrival. Ideally you can make a visit to your new home to inspect the work and request any adjustments as needed.
2. Have You Asked Your Friends Yet?
Rope in a few friends and family to help you with your packing. This is arguably easier than the task of unpacking, although of course due care needs to be taken to ensure that everything goes in the right box and that your fragile items have adequate protection. If there's anything that you would have difficulty reaching or carrying on your own, it can certainly be a heck of a lot easier when you have a gang of assistants onhand.
3. Do You Know Where You'll Want Your Furniture to Go?
Your furniture removalists are going to take care of the heavy lifting, but of course, this is what they're there for. What you need to be mindful of is that fact that you will need to approve the final positioning of your heavy items in your new home. It might be difficult for you to tweak the room's arrangement once the removalists have left, so you need to make sure that everything is just where you want it to be.
4. Will You Need Help Unpacking?
Perhaps you will have a small gang of friends and family to help you with the unpacking too. This might not be possible though. You might be moving to a new town where you don't know that many people and the distance involved might mean it's impractical for your friends and family to make the journey. Have a word with your moving company. Do they offer an unpacking service? This can be worth the expense since once the removalists leave, the unpackers arrive to efficiently empty your boxes and place everything exactly where you need it to go.
With a little help from your friends, and by making sure the removalists leave everything exactly where it needs to be, your moving day is going to be a breeze.