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Senior Moving Assistance - How we can help

Dearman Moving & Storage has been helping seniors move for decades and we have the experience to make these major life changes easier and less stressful. Statistics say people over 50 who are planning or in the process of retiring, over 50 percent of them want or to downsize and or move. 

Senior moves are often a bit different than a typical family move. There are a few additional variables like long-distance moving to warmer climates, moving in with family or other living facilities, and possible downsizing that needs to take place. As a very experienced senior moving company, it’s best to get us involved as soon as possible so we can provide guidance early on. We understand that this can be a very emotional time for older people, many of whom have been in the same location for many years. We are prepared to help both seniors and their families make this change easier and less stressful. We proudly serve customers in Ohio, including Columbus, Cleveland, and the surrounding areas.

Loading and Unloading 

Boxes, appliances, furniture, and other heavy goods are common items that may need to be moved out of the old residence and moved into the new home. For seniors, moving these items on their own can be challenging and strenuous and risk of injury is much greater. Our experienced senior movers in Ohio can be the muscle for your move when you need it the most. We will load and unload the truck and help you move items into your new home or senior living community.

Unpacking & Packing Services for Seniors

Packing may seem like an easy job, but it can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you have to plan an entire move by yourself. You will need to sort out your belongings and pack them all appropriately, then unpack and arrange them when you reach your final destination. Dearman Movers will help you reduce this load by showing up with an appropriate crew size, suitable packing materials, and help you pack and unpack, taking the stress away from a difficult situation.

Short & Long Term Storage And Pods 

Depending on your situation, short term or long term storage may be a good option for your move. Short term storage is a good option for when you’re on a tight timeline and don’t have the necessary time to go through all of your belongings but they have to be moved out of your previous home by a certain date. Long term storage is a great option for seniors when moving in with family, into an older living facility where you want to keep some of your possessions but your new home lacks proper storage. Whatever your situation, we can accommodate your storage needs. 

Local Residential and Ohio Moves

Dearman Moving and Storage has the experience, systems and personnel to manage virtually any type of local move. You, Your family, and your possessions will be treated with respect and care.

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Equipment and Truck Rentals

Dearman has a complete range of moving equipment that you can rent. Virtually any item you might need is available. We are a Penske truck affiliate and can take reservations for any size moving truck you may need.

Long Distance Moving
Long Distance Moving

Moving to a different part of the state or country? We provide the detailed knowledge and attention you need. We manage your move in cooperation with our affiliate United Van Lines.  We ensure that we always let you know what’s going on with your move.

Packing Services

Why spend your time packing when you can hire our highly trained and efficient packers?  Dearman packing experts can not only make sure that your possessions won’t be the worse for wear doing your move, they’ll also do it quickly.

Moving and Storage Pods

Our MobiSTOR pods can make any move easier and less stressful. Plus, you pack and unpack at your own pace. If you need more time and want to have some or all of the goods in a MobiSTOR stored for a period of time, Dearman will be happy to take care of that.

Moving Labor – Loading and Unloading

Dearman can literally take the heavy up-and-down lifting out of any move.  Our skilled and professional moving crews will make short work out of all the loading and unloading you need.  Save your time – and your back.

Common Reasons for Senior Moves



As children grow older and move out of the nest, you may no longer need to live in a big family home. Downsizing has many advantages, especially for seniors who are looking to move.

Not sure if downsizing is for you? Here's why you should downsize before you move


Long Distance Relocation To Warmer Climate

As people become older, they may dislike the annoyance of winter - the cold, the snow, shoveling, defrosting cars, and everything winter entails. It is understandable that some seniors move from one place to another in search of warmer climates that are more pleasant. We help seniors with long distance moves and our experience moving seniors is second to none, moving dozens successfully.


Moving In With Family

One of the reasons why the elderly move is to live with friends and family. Sometimes they move in to assist their children with grandchildren, and spend more time with their loved ones as they age. Other times health challenges may require assistance from adult children as they may not be as capable as they once were. Whichever the case, we provide seniors with an opportunity to enjoy a more seamless moving process.


Moving into 65+ or Retirement Community

People near retirement often find themselves alone in their homes and have little to do. Living like this can be lonely, and it is not unusual to find an older adult looking for a way out of such a solitary life. One of the best ways to ensure continued high quality of life is to move into a retirement community. Here, older people interact with their peers, and they can enjoy a higher-quality life after retirement.


Moving Into Assisted Living

Unfortunately, as we all grow older, we deteriorate both physically and mentally. Many elderly people need help with daily activities such as going to the washroom and even taking medicine. While some older people may move in with the family, others find themselves needing more care from a professional and have to move into assisted living facilities.

Downsizing Makes Sense

As seniors get older and closer to retirement age, there are many life changes that’ll take place where downsizing makes a lot of sense.  

Cut costs

Since many seniors are retirees and are on a limited or fixed income, they need to be sensible about managing their expenses. Reducing your monthly payments by moving into a smaller, less expensive space will help save on on rental or mortgage payments, home insurance, and property taxes and should reduce utility and repair bills. Additionally, it could add some income if you’re selling your old home and moving into something smaller. 

Live more simply

The fewer things you have, the less you have to worry about. It’s great to have lots of space to entertain your kids and grandkids, but more space means more to take care of and that becomes more difficult as you get age.

Getting around

Lots of stairs, dealing with several levels, bathrooms not equipped for seniors, or driveways and sidewalks become more difficult to navigate as you age. Moving to a simpler, smaller space that's easy to clean and maintain becomes increasingly attractive.

Being closer to family

You can move closer to your children, grandchildren, and other relatives who can help you as you get older.

Closer to medical facilities

If you have any chronic conditions or require frequent medical care, it may be smart to relocate to be near your doctor or a space that can accommodate specific medical equipment.

Why downsize before you move?

After many years of accumulating memories and various items in your home, you might realize you have a lot more stuff than you expected packed away. The best time to downsize is making that decision before you move. We recommend to get family involved in the process and encouraging all to take time to review their belongings, and revisit the memories associated with them.

When we provide senior moving help, we’ll take the time to discuss with the families – in a collaborative way - all their needs and wants, and how we can assist. Often times we’re going through boxes and presenting items for the family to determine what they value and what they don’t. This allows them time to enjoy themselves, laugh and tell stories from photo albums and family heirlooms while we dispose of unneeded items.

Preparing to downsize

Plan early

Start NOW.  Waiting until the last minute to figure out how to simplify your life can put you into a distressing time crunch. Pare own your possessions over a period of time so you don’t get overwhelmed. Make good decisions in a timely manner.

Give yourself enough time to make an organized, enlightened decision and plan. Have a timeframe in mind so you can have the chance to adjust and get used to the idea. Rushing into a relocation decision and waiting until the last minute to go through your possessions s formula for needless stress.

Where do you want to go?

Look around, research and ask yourself “how much space – and what kind of space is it – what do I need?  Apartments and senior living facilities may be smaller than you want but figure out a floor plan that makes sense for you.

When do you want to move? When do you want or need to move?

If you're going out of state, sometimes trucks need to load a few weeks in advance of your move-in date. Work back from that date, considering the time you need to downsize and pack, as well as time for family if you'll be gifting any possessions. Have a realistic calendar/timeframe and give yourself a comfortable buffer.

Stay positive

Change is always hard - stay positive and focused on what you're gaining by moving to your next destination

Senior Moving Checklists

When a senior person wants to move, it is not unusual to find them struggling with the logistics of moving. Our processes and organization is specially designed to help seniors - making it easier and more efficient to move with our services. We provide options and different levels of service as we understand that each situation is unique. Here are a few documents we’ve created (or are in the process of creating) to help your senior move easier:

  • Downsizing Checklist
  • Moving parent into assisted living checklist
  • Moving elderly parents into your home checklist
  • Moving out of state checklist

Senior Moving Process


Step 1 - Contact Us, Questions, and Schedule Moving Estimate

To get more information from us and pricing, you’ll need to fill out our form below or give us a call.It’s ideal to call us 30-60 days in advance to help assess your senior move. We’ll ask you for basic information like the following

  • Name/contact details/etc.)
  • Type of Move – Residential to Resident or Commercial facility
  • From Location/To Location
  • Timing - Dates
  • Type/Amount to Be Moved
  • Discuss Service Level -Complete/Combo

During our call, you’ll be able to ask any questions and by the end, we’ll be able to give you a ballpark estimate for our senior citizen moving services. We’ll also schedule an in-home estimate so we can get more details of the work to be completed.


Step 2 - Detailed Pricing and Confirmation of Move

After our scheduled estimate, we’ll refine our quote and present that to you. At this time, you will make a decision to move forward or not. If you decide to hire use, we’ll bring in our moving coordinator to:

  • Confirm all details of the move
  • Officially schedule you into our system 
  • Assign our crews and trucks to your move on the assigned date
  • Keep in touch until the day of the move
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Step 3 - Moving Day!

Our moving coordinator will ensure our movers for senior citizens show up to your home on time, with all necessary trucks and equipment. We’re ready to move. 

  • We’ll perform any services agreed upon and load up the truck
  • We’ll drive your belongings to your next destination
  • We’ll unpack the truck and move any other requested items into your new home

Why Hire Dearman As Your Senior Mover

We understand the needs of seniors

While there are many movers within Ohio, few understand seniors as we do. At Dearman, we have been in the industry long enough to understand the unique challenges that seniors may face when moving and are better prepared to help them deal with these issues, ensuring a smooth, successful move.

We provide cost-effective prices

Because of the unique challenges that senior people face, many moving companies may charge exorbitant prices to provide the help they need. At Dearman, we actually provide discounts to seniors (and military) to make moving more affordable. This is in addition to our flexibility and levels of service we can provide, scaling up or down to make your move easier.

We have the right tools and equipment to ensure a successful move

We understand that seniors have probably lived in the same home for years and maybe decades. They have likely accumulated a number of different items - some high-value in cost, some with a higher sentimental value, and others they simply things they cannot do without. We have the right tools and equipment to move everything from furniture, safes, pianos and so much more.

A professional, knowledgeable mover

At Dearman, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with top-notch service. To achieve these high standards, we ensure that we have hired only qualified staff to help you with your move. Our crew members are knowledgeable and pleasant, and will assist with all your needs throughout the moving process.

Our promise to you is to always:

Be Positive
Every Conversations Begins With A Smile
Be on Time
If We’re Late, Thats Not Professional & You Will Get 25% off that days work.
Be Helpful
We Help You Find The Moving Services and Moving Company That Best Fits You, Even if that’s not us.
Be Honest
Honesty is Always The Best Policy. If we make a mistake we own up to it. We make it right.
We listen to the things that are important to you. Your move is built around you, not around us.
Protect You
We promise to protect you, your information, your family, your belongings, and your property during your move.
The Dearman 5-Star Guarantee

Your move deserves the best because of our 5-Star Guarantee. We will:

  1. Put safety first and stick to schedule as much as possible for your convenience
  2. Be on time every time
  3. Give priority scheduling when asked beforehand
  4. Never ever quote a price without sticking by it!
  5. Offer full replacement payment if we do any damage during the moving process so you don't have to worry about that aspect too.

Experienced Movers, You Can Trust
Experienced movers aren’t ashamed of their reviews or the customers they do work with. We are proud of our reviews, and the relationships with the customers we do business with. These are some of our satisfied Consumers and Business reviews.
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Karen Colpitss
"We were extremely pleased with Dearman Moving. Fair pricing, quick response to questions, frequent contact and a willingness to work with us when we had to move up our date. A special thanks to Nicole Lang for the assistance she provided throughout the process. The packers and loaders were efficient and professional. Despite snow on the second day of loading, they kept to the schedule so that we could leave Mansfield at a reasonable time. I would recommend Dearman to anyone."
Facebook Review
Nate Temple, Jordan H, Colton Henderson, Bill Hardin, and Cody Henderson did an outstanding job moving my family a few weeks ago. It was a long, hot move and the guys were above and beyond professional and patient. We were so grateful for their efforts and attention to detail. I recommend them to anyone needing to move. I knew it would be a hard move and hoped that all would go well. I could not be more appreciative for all they did on the two-day move. Dearman and the team are amazing!!!
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Jill Clark
"This company is wonderful to work with. Everyone I spoke to from start to finish were very professional and friendly. The movers, Chuck and Bill, were fabulous. When they got to my house, the road crew was working on the road I’m front of my house. The guys definitely went above and beyond, taking my furniture out the front door, down a small hill to the truck at the side of the house. Great job guys! I 100% recommend this company."
Facebook Review
This is the 2nd time I have used Dearman moving and storage and both times have been pleasant experiences. Colton was present for both moves and trust me, you want him there. He’s very professional and knows how to pack a truck and make sure your belongings are safe. Jordon, Cameron and Matt was also with Colton for our 2nd big move and all the guys were pleasant and worked very hard to get the job done Quickly and safely. Overall, from the first contact to execution, this was an excellent company to work with.
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