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Whether you or a loved one are moving to a
retirement community or having to sell a loved
one’s home following their death. We can manage
the entire process or you can choose from one of our
We specialize in helping seniors (and their loved ones)
throughout the move process, including the important steps
before and after. Many of our clients need assistance with
sorting and de-cluttering. My staff and I help pack precious
items, because we understand the emotional importance of them to our clients.
Moving can be very stressful, especially for a senior. It’s not just about the physical move — choosing what furniture and mementos to keep it also has a tremendous impact on emotions, health and the dynamics between family members and caregivers.
Our extensive experience in creating beauty and order in smaller spaces and being able to recreate the comfort of their former home may appear to contrast with our work in the larger client-homes, however, it is essentially the same. Our goal is always, regardless of size, that our clients are content and confident in their new space. From the art on the walls to the personal touches that surround them, we make certain the memories that inspire and uplift or clients.
Q: WHAT can we expect?
A: We provide an on-site consultation. We meet with you in person and do a walk-through of your current home and, If possible, your new home. We do this so that we can get a sense of your belongings and style. We discuss your goals and time frame, answer any questions you may have and develop an action plan for your move.
Q: WHAT is a Senior Move Manager?
A: A Senior Move Manager is a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation.
Although many have backgrounds in social work health care, nursing, gerontology and psychology, all share a commitment to working with seniors and a desire to do meaningful work.
Senior Move Managers have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of community resources.
Because they focus exclusively on the move process, Senior Move Managers have significant expertise in the resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results.
Q; WHY are Senior Move Management Services needed?
A: Because most older adults making a transition have not moved in 30, 40 or 50 years, they need to downsize considerably. Many, if not most, typically find themselves overwhelmed by the process and/or not physically able to do it.
Even though family and friends want to help, they often have geographic, demographic or psychographic barriers such as:
* Live too far away
* Sandwiched between the needs of aging parents & children
* Juggling conflicting demands of careers, home and family
* Physically unable to help because they’re older themselves
* Emotionally drained due to illness or death
As a result, the Senior Move Management Service Sector has emerged
to fill these gaps, and to make the moving and adjustment process easier
for everyone involved.
Q: WHO uses Senior Move Managers?
A: Senior Move Managers are contracted by various sources:
* The Older Adults Themselves
* Family Members
* Banks & Trust Officers
* Geriatric Care Managers
* Social Service Providers
* Senior Living Communities
Unpack & Set Up
Arrange kitchen & bath
Set up closets, office, bookshelves
Add accessories, finishing touches
Connect TV, phone, internet
Remove all boxes and packing material
Arranging and supervising post-move cleaning of former
residence leaving it in
TYPICALLY 1-3 DAYS
Create a master move calendar
Visit your new residence and create a floor plan to help decide what to move
Organize, sort & downsize
Inventory, pack and label what you will be taking
Research moving companies & project manage the selection process
Handle donations, consignment, shipping & disposal of items
Arrange utility and address changes to ensure uninterrupted service
Refer, manage, coordinate other service providers
TYPICALLY 2-14 DAYS
Supervise the moving crew on both ends, to ensure your belongings arrive safely
Direct proper placement of furnishings based on floor plan
Arrange pet services as required
(Boarding, walking, feeding)
Arrange for mover quotes
Arrange utility turn-off and turn-on
Arrange & supervise clearing of
Prepare for staging
Setting up first night essentials which includes making beds, bathroom necessities and morning coffee set-up
TYPICALLY 1 DAY
Our services are billed by the hour. Our basic rate starts at $49 per hour/per organizer/3 hour minimum**
We offer a “Team” approach. The first member of the team is you, as decision maker. Our job to make those decisions as easy as possible. Our experience shows us that the best way to give you customized organizing solutions quickly is by working with a two or three organizer team. We save you money because you don’t move anything you don’t actually want or need, coordinating services for home prep for sale, as well as arranging for packers & movers to get you to your new home.*
*See exceptions in FAQ's