Moving Home with A Physical Disability

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Moving is stressful at the best of times. However, having a physical impairment can increase that stress. Regardless of the specifics of your impairment, there are going to be some things that you will want to know about or do, in order to make your move easier. This article covers a few of the things that you may want to be thinking about when you are moving home by yourself with a physical impairment.


Depending on the specifics of your disability, stairs may present an issue. Because of this, it could be important that you consider this when choosing a new home, you will want one where you are able to access all parts of the property with ease. Choosing a home with only one floor may be a good decision for you if you struggle with stairs. It is important that you not only consider the interior of the property but also the exterior. You don't want a home that requires stairs to access. You may also want to consider if there are any other things that you may struggle with such as an excessively steep driveway.

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Access to necessary services

For some, there is a need to regularly or on short notice, have access to certain services. Examples of this include doctor's offices, hospitals as well as specialist services. In order to make your life a lot easier, it is recommended that the place that you move to is only a short travel from whatever you may need regularly or in a hurry. On top of all of these, less serious things such as supermarkets may also be useful to be near. Perhaps your impairment means that although you are unable to drive, you can walk. In such cases, it can be useful to have a grocery store within a short walking distance. Even if you can't drive, being close to other necessary services can save you money on whatever other form of transportation you take.

Getting proper help

If you are physically impaired, you may find it a struggle to move furniture on your own, if at all. This makes it crucial that you source high quality help to ensure that everything gets done. Family members and close friends may be willing to help you to move furniture and may even assist with other tasks such as packing, unpacking and preparing the house for vacation. On top of getting those around you to help, you will want to hire a removal company to transport your belongings from your current home to your new home. Not only will they will also assist in moving the furniture onto the moving truck and then later into where you need it in the new home. Regardless of your situation, hiring a removal company is a wise idea that can make a world of difference to your move.

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