Moving for Seniors

Moving for Seniors

Moving can be a challenging experience at any stage of life, but it takes on a special significance as we grow older. For seniors, relocating isn't just about changing a living space; it's about transitioning to a new phase of life with unique needs and considerations. That's where Allied comes in - we take pride in providing high-quality moving services tailored to the customer. 

Planning for the Move

Planning for the Move

Assessing Needs and Preferences

The first step in any senior move is understanding the specific requirements. Are you downsizing, moving closer to family, or transitioning to assisted living? Each scenario has its own set of challenges and needs. You will need to think about the help you will need for each step and plan accordingly. Allied, with its extensive experience and global network, is well-equipped to cater to these diverse requirements.

Choosing the Right Services

Allied offers a range of services tailored for senior moves. This includes short and long-term storage solutions in their secure warehouse facilities, comprehensive moving insurance for peace of mind, safe pet relocation so your furry friends can accompany you, and convenient vehicle relocation services.

During the Move

During the Move 


The physical aspect of moving can be daunting, especially for seniors. Once you’ve organised any help you need, whether it be friends, family or a moving company, you can begin packing. Start this process as soon as possible so that you don’t become rushed and overwhelmed, as this can lead to injury or stress.

Tackle one room at a time; this will make it feel more manageable. You should declutter first and then organise your items into categories. Labelling boxes will help when you are unpacking. 

As a senior, it is likely that you will have many special or cherished items. Make sure to pack these carefully with any protection necessary, such as bubble wrap and label boxes, so that the movers know they are special or fragile. Communicate with movers about these items. Allied has a systematic approach that ensures that everything from cherished heirlooms to everyday essentials is packed with care and transported safely.


After loading your boxes methodically into the van, you are ready to go! Before transporting, it is a good idea to check the accessibility of your new place so you can plan accordingly, for example, where to park and unload and if you need to sign in. You can even get a floor plan of your new home so that movers are already aware of where to unload. This will make the process more efficient and less stressful. 

Support and Communication

Throughout the moving process, clear communication is key. Allied’s team provides regular updates and support, ensuring that seniors and their families are informed and comfortable every step of the way. Don’t be afraid to ask for extra help!

After the Move

After moving to new house


Once at the destination, Allied’s team assists with unpacking and setting up the new home. This service is particularly beneficial for seniors, making the transition smoother and less tiring. If you need help reassembling any furniture, movers can help; just ask! 

Settling In

Unpack your most used and prised possessions first so that you can settle in quicker. Invite a family member or friend around for the move so that you feel more at home and have company for the first new hours in your new home. This way, you can figure anything out that you are unsure of. 

Continuous Support

Allied's commitment doesn't end with the delivery of boxes. Their team is available to assist with any post-move needs, ensuring a complete and comfortable transition to the new home.

Top Tips for a Smooth Senior Move

tips for a smooth senior move

1. Start early: begin the planning process well in advance. This allows for careful decision-making and reduces stress.

2. Downsize thoughtfully: moving is an opportunity to declutter. Consider what items are essential and what can be given away or sold.

3. Hire a moving company: this will make your move so much easier.

4. Organise packing: box, label and categorise. Make a special items box. 

4. Stay involved: while Allied handles the logistics, staying involved in the process ensures that your personal preferences are met.

5. Healthcare considerations: if moving to a new city or country, arrange for healthcare services in advance.

6. Familiarise with the new community: explore the new area, especially if moving to a retirement or assisted living community. 


For seniors, moving isn't just about relocating belongings; it's about transitioning into a new chapter of life with ease and dignity. Moving doesn’t need to be stressful, and it especially shouldn’t be for seniors. Hiring a moving company is the best option. Allied’s long-standing tradition of excellence, combined with its commitment to diversity and community involvement, makes them an ideal choice for seniors looking to move, whether domestically or internationally. With Allied, you’re not just moving; you’re moving forward.