to a new home is so much more than just moving. It’s emotional. It’s physically
challenging. It can even be strategic, because you have to coordinate so many
things—getting rid of years’ worth of belongings, getting into the new place
at the right time. It’s especially difficult if you’re moving from a house
to a smaller place.
rely on family members for help, but that’s not always possible. Maybe there
are no family members living, or maybe they live too far away to help with
all the planning and sorting and carrying.
facing a challenging move, consider calling in a senior move manager. According
to the National Association of Senior Move Managers, these are some of the
jobs a senior move manager can help with:
a plan for your move
sorting and downsizing
your new floor plan
you sort through your belongings and coordinating their disbursal through
auction, estate sale, donation
shipments and storage
there on moving day to supervise the unpacking, picture hanging, etc.
call a senior move manager, ask the following questions:
long have you been providing these services?
are your credentials?
you fully insured for liability and workers’ compensation?
do you charge—hourly, by the job, etc.
you provide a written contract?
you have references?
a professional senior mover average about $1,500 for a one-bedroom apartment
to an average of $5,000 for a sizable home.
a senior move manager in your area, visit the National Association of Senior
Move Managers http://www.nasmm.com/ and
click on the link on the left side of the page that says, “Find a Senior Move
The National Association of Senior Move Managers