Move to Your Dream Retirement Destination With These 7 Steps
You’ve thought about this day for a long time. You bought or rented your dream place in your dream state and are ready for retirement! So, what does it take to actually move to your future favorite spot? We’re helping you move to your dream retirement destination with the following seven steps!
Step One: Decide if You Want to Use a Senior Move Manager or Manage the Move Yourself
According to A Place for Mom, a Senior Move Manager is a project manager who specializes in managing moves for seniors. They can help you figure out your new space, what items you’ll need, what you might want to give away, and more. As you begin to think about your move, decide how much you’ll want to handle yourself, and how much you might want to hand off to someone else.
If you’re ready to organize your own move and see the rest of the steps, keep going!
Step Two: Take Inventory & Pack Smart
The next step while you’re planning your big move is to figure out what furniture and items you plan to move. This process can be a big one, because it means thinking about your new space, thinking about what you might want to sell or give away in order to downsize before your move, and more!
One thing you can do during this time is create a “pack, purge, or donate system” (Updater). This can help you decide what you’ll be taking, what you’ll be selling or throwing away, and what you might consider donating to charity and claiming a tax deduction for.
Step Three: Choose Your Mover
With such a big and exciting move, of course you’ll want to feel confident that you’re choosing the right moving company! At Hogan Moving, we can assist you throughout the entirety of your move, from ideas and help with packing your belongings to the delivery of your items to your new home.
We are always in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which means we have:
- Motor vehicle insurance, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation
- An up-to-date registration
- A U.S. DoT number
Step Four: Decide on How You’ll Reach Your New Home
Here are some things you should think about as you get closer to your move:
- Are you driving your car to your new home?
- Would flying be cheaper?
- Will you need to ship your new car?
- Will it be more cost-effective to drive yourself or to have your car shipped and to fly?
Step Five: Pack
Pack the items that you have already chosen to keep and take with you to your new home.
You’ll want to pack your essentials separately and keep them with you, just in case it takes your belongings a little longer to reach you than expected. If you can, you might want to try and keep your most sentimental items with you. You’ll also want to make sure you have your important documents with you, like your moving papers, insurance information, your forms of identification and more!
For more tips on packing, click here.
Step 6: Transfer Your Utilities
Moving.com notes, “Before you move, be sure to contact your utility companies to let them know you are moving. Utilities include cable and internet, water and sewer, gas, electricity, satellite, and security system. If you already have an address in your new state, go ahead and schedule a transfer or installation date.” You might want to do this slightly before your moving date, so that you know for sure you’ll have everything you need.
Step 7: Get in Touch With Your Moving Company & Get Ready for Your Paradise!
Check with us one last time before you go to make sure that you have all the contact information you need and we need before the big move!
By this point, we hope you’ll be excited and ready to begin your big move to your dream destination! We would be honored to be the moving company that helps you make the move to your retirement destination. To learn more, call us at (317) 639-9583 or click the Request a Quote button in the main menu!
My wife and I moved today and of course used Hogan Mayflower. Could not have had a better experience. Nice people.Mark D Indianapolis
I have moved over a dozen times in the last 40 years. This is the best experience I have had. The driver was truly exceptional… his professionalism, hard work ethic, […]Carroll K Bloomington
The packers were the best crew I have had in 28 moves. Their experience, listening and professionalism got it done with ease.Judy V Indianapolis, IN
The move went very well. They were great, professional, and on time!Neal C. Indianapolis, IN
Thanks for your help, the movers are so professional!!Jay H. Greenwood, IN
On behalf of the family, I am writing to compliment you and your staff. The crew was professional, friendly and efficient. Their willingness to go beyond the minimum specifications of […]Bonnie S. Avon, IN
It was a real pleasure working with you and your crews. A very professional group, and I would not hesitate to use your company again.Marti H. Indianapolis, IN
We had to make a last-minute change in our moving date, and your team was able to get the job done for us. Those were a hectic few days, and […]Ruth E Indianapolis, IN
The gentlemen were efficient, kind, and hard working. It went wonderfully well. Thank you so much!Chick M Indianapolis, IN
The crews did an amazing job. The crews were professional and efficient. I’d recommend and use Hogan again.Caleb R Indianapolis, IN