What is Move Management?

In this video, we will talk about the basic services move managers offer that can make moving from a longtime home easier.

When you think about making a move, you probably recognize it as a big project with lots of moving parts. The good news is that there are people who make it their life’s work to simplify this process! They are called move managers.

A senior move manager’s role is to streamline the moving process and provide guidance and support along the way. Their goal is to reduce both the emotional and physical stress that can accompany a move – especially when the move involves downsizing or leaving a longtime home for a retirement community or 55+ neighborhood. 

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE VARIOUS SERVICES MOVE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TYPICALLY OFFER:

GOAL SETTING AND SPACE PLANNING

Goal setting and space planning are the first steps in the downsizing process. Before you can really know what to take (or not take) you need an accurate floor plan and measurements for cabinets, closets, and other storage. This is where move managers shine. 

 PRE-MOVE PREPARATIONS

Every move and every client is unique, but regardless of the home size or length of residency, there is always a sorting, organizing, thinning, and packing process that must take place in preparation for a move. A move manager can personally assist you in this process.

COORDINATING PROFESSIONAL MOVING SERVICES

A move manager will arrange for estimates from reputable vendors and get the move set up.

MOVE DAY OVERSIGHT AND UNPACKING

Your move manager will meet the movers and oversee the loading and unloading process. Essential items will be unpacked and put away according to your instructions. Bed(s) will be made, bathrooms will be equipped, and your coffee or teapot readily available for use. Furniture will be positioned according to your preferences and empty boxes will be removed and discarded.

RESETTLING

Following your move, the move manager will assist you with becoming settled into your new residence. This may mean emptying remaining boxes and putting items away, hanging pictures, arranging for utilities, and assisting with organizing various services offered at your new community. The resettling process may take one day or it could take two or more depending on the size of your new residence.

As you can see from the list of services, move management can be a huge benefit, saving you and your family time and hassle! This leaves you with the time and energy to begin enjoying your new place and lifestyle! 

For more information about move management services in our area, simply email or call us and we can connect you! 512-818-0988 or email at virginia@seniorslivingsmarter.com.