One of the TOP FIVE stresses that a person will encounter in their lives is movingespecially for reasons beyond their control such as losing a spouse, a downturn in health or perhaps the inability to maintain a large home. Many seniors have lived in the same home for over 50 years and the thought of how to start the whole moving process is very stressful and overwhelming.
Senior Move Management is a relatively new service that is now available for seniors and their families to assist with all aspects of their clients transition to a new stage in live. People are very excited about the idea of not having to worry about the upkeep on a big house, not having to cook all of the meals and doing all of the cleaning. However, people are sometimes reluctant to make the move because they dont know how or where to start. So how do you start the process?
Senior Move Managers or SMMs are available to help with every step of the move process from the initial decision, helping to sort through your lifetime of treasures and meaningful possessions to determine what will go with you to your new home, making floor plans and timelines for the move, carefully packing up the items you will be taking with you, either actually doing the move for you or making the arrangements for a qualified mover, unpack all of the boxes and set you up in your new home. We make the bed, set up your bathroom, kitchen, make sure your favorite chair is in place, clothes in the closet and make sure that your pets have all of the things that they need in their new home.
One very important facet of the move is to figure out what to do with the stuff that you cant take with you. Almost everyone who is moving is downsizing and really doesnt need all of the things that they have accumulated. Options include estate sales, auction or consignment, gifting to family or friends, charitable donations or whatever makes the most sense. Your SMM is likely to become your friend and provide emotional support during your transition. Senior Move Managers can handle all of these tasks and do so with YOUR best interests in mind.
Editors Note: This article was submitted by Luann Pesonen and Greg Smith/Co-owners of PeopleHelpers Ltd, both (CRTS) Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists and members of NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers) and may be reached at 303-420-2900 or e-mail email@example.com
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