Moving is a difficult process, at any age. If a senior is trying to decide if he or she wants to tackle the preparations alone, perhaps with the help of family, or seek the help of a professional move manager, this may help with making that decision.
Whether there is a lot of time to plan a move, or circumstances require an expedited move, a move manager can make the process much easier and less stressful for everyone for several reasons.
While change is a part of life, move managers understand that it can be challenging, whatever the circumstances, and that having someone to lean on can be very helpful and reassuring.
It’s no secret that we all tend to accumulate lots of treasures during our lifetime, so sorting what is needed from what is not takes time and can be both emotionally draining and physically exhausting. It’s also easy to get distracted with reminiscing. Sometimes, just knowing where to start may seem daunting. At these times, a senior move manager can help by providing direction and encouragement.
Out-of-town family members, while wanting to be helpful, just cannot be as present as may be necessary. In-town family may also be too busy with their own responsibilities to realistically devote the time necessary to help their parent (friend or relative) prepare for a move. Sometimes, local family is a little too helpful and that can also create challenges!
This is also true of families who are dealing with estates. It can sometimes be difficult to spend extended periods of time going through every drawer, closet, nook and cranny sifting through decades of accumulated items. A move manager can significantly ease this process while keeping the family’s best interests in mind.
Move managers know that each move or estate is different and services are tailored to meet a senior’s and family’s specific needs.