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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Bell

So How Can a Senior Move Manager Help Me?

As a Senior Move Manager I know that the term isn’t always familiar to everyone. We are compassionate and knowledgeable service providers in a sector that has risen to assist our aging population.  In this post I want to share what I do as a Senior Move Manager and how we can help you and your family members with your upcoming move.

Sometimes you just know that it is time to make a change. You may have had a small stumble on your stairs or you are tired of all the house maintenance. Chores that you used to enjoy, or at least manage, have recently become major sources of stress. Your friends have left the neighbourhood and you think OK, maybe I can do this.  And then you begin to think about everything that’s involved.

You may have lived in your home for thirty, forty or fifty years. You see memories everywhere you look and you have definitely managed to collect a lot of things during that time. Where do you start?  It can be easier to put things off for another few months but is that really the right decision for you to make at this stage of your life?

A Senior Move Manager can help you with everything related to your upcoming move. We can help you to do some space planning for your new condo or retirement residence suite and help you to decide what to do with all of your remaining things.  We can get you professionally packed up in a day, coordinate reliable movers and oversee the move itself.  We can unpack everything for you at the other end and set up everything as well, including installing your art.

We make the entire process seamless and if you require other contractors or service providers along the way we know the best of the best. I always assure my clients that while I work with genuinely great professionals, they really go the extra mile for my clients. They enjoy an even higher level of customer service as well as industry discounts because of my relationships with these individuals and companies. I have a dream team and I am grateful for them every single day.

As a Senior Move Manager I help with the practical and I also help with the emotional.  Anxiety can be a big issue for some of my older clients.  Reassuring them throughout the process that they are making good decisions can go a long way toward ensuring that their transition not only is, but feels, seamless.

We do some hand holding as we help our clients to navigate the current world of donations, on-line auctions and junk removal companies. We vet all of the suppliers that we recommend and we keep things running smoothly so that your project stays on schedule.  Each decision is ultimately yours but we make cost effective recommendations so that you are not paying more than you need to for each service.

Many of my clients are in their eighties.  Sometimes they don’t have children but if they do, they are often in their fifties or sixties themselves.  They may not live in the GTA and if someone has three children, it is almost guaranteed that they will not agree on the best way to help Mom and/or Dad. I personally have a background in mental health support, crisis intervention and dispute resolution. You can bet that those skills come in handy with some of the family dynamics that we all run into from time to time.

I am also bonded and insured and a member in good standing of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC).  We do the worrying so that you and your family don’t have to!

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