What is a Senior Move Manager?
I am often asked what exactly it means to be a Senior Move Manager®. Simply put, a Senior Move Manager aids people in the moving and downsizing (reduction) of their possessions. Moving or downsizing is a huge task. It can be stressful both emotionally and physically. There are so many decisions to consider and tasks to do. Often older adults making this transition have not moved in 30 or 40 years and need to downsize a considerable amount before they can even think about moving. It can seem so overwhelming that they don’t know where to begin. Family members can provide assistance, but sometimes they are not available to help with this process due to their other obligations or living a distance away. Yet the older adults still need help. This is where a move manager can come alongside them and help facilitate a smooth transition for everyone involved.
A Move Manager is a professional who specializes in assisting with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation or simplifying their existing home. Move Managers can help with:
- Developing an overall move plan
- Organizing, sorting and downsizing possessions
- Developing customized floor plans
- Arranging for the disposal of unwanted items through sales, donations, or recycling
- Interview movers and coordinate moving schedule
- Oversee the packing and moving days
- Unpack and set up the new home
Professional move managers normally do not transport the household goods, but they coordinate and ease the whole moving process. They can be involved from start to finish or for any segment of it. They might help with the actual hands-on sorting, organizing and downsizing or simply help creating a plan with all the needed resources. Senior Move Managers minimize the chaos and stress associated with moving by addressing all aspects of the move process.
Senior Move Managers have significant expertise in resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results. Their services are centered on the client and are personalized to meet their needs and desires, helping them and their families. Older adults, family members, and senior living communities rely on these services to take the worry out of the move. Attorneys, physicians and even realtors call for assistance from these move managers.
I am a Senior Move Manager® and a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). If you’d like to locate a senior move manager in your area or want more information about how we can help, please contact me at 503-709-0791 or firstname.lastname@example.org