Professionals bring a guided, organized approach to discarding and donation
For many older adults, their homes often contain a lifetime’s worth of stuff. Knick-knacks, photo albums, old clothes, used toys, furniture, and more. Organizing these items to either donate or discard can be a big task. Moves for Seniors’ professional organizers can help you with your downsizing project. Some items can be donated for others to use, while others can be discarded or recycled. Our insured, local clean-out professionals can remove these items from your home and dispose of them or deliver them to the organization of your choice. Our donation and decluttering services for seniors can include:
Space planning for furniture and accessories going to your new home
Organizing, sorting, and decluttering
Determining what gets sold, donated, or discarded
Unpacking and settle-in services at new home
Managing trash and donation pick-up
Our mom was so stressed about her upcoming relocation to a care facility over a thousand miles away. The caring, professional staff from Moves for Seniors were absolutely amazing! Mom's move was stress-free and organized, and now she's all moved in just a few miles from our family. Thank you, Moves for Seniors!
Lucy B, Fargo, NC
Decluttering and senior downsizing is our specialty
Organizing and decluttering can be overwhelming. It’s especially tough when you’re helping an elderly parent or loved one decide what to keep or get rid of. This is where Moves For Seniors’ decluttering services for downsizing, discarding, donating, and resettling come into play.
Moves for Seniors is a division of TSI, a federally licensed leader in nationwide specialty moving and logistics services since 1989. Through our highly trained Senior Move Specialists and a nationwide network of carefully vetted and insured vendor partners, Moves for Seniors coordinates every part of moving and shipping-related needs including local moves, long-distance moves, labor-only services, and a range of facilitation options such as sorting, discarding, and space planning. Not sure if it’s time to discard or donate your unwanted items? Check out our guide for 9 signs it’s time for you or your loved ones to downsize.
How do you start decluttering?
Most of us have far more belongings than we need. Our closets, attics, garages, and basements are overrun with stuff! A good approach is to focus on one space - a closet or pantry. Work through eliminating extraneous items in that contained space and then move on to the next one. With each one, the process is likely to get easier. Another approach is to take one box into the space and keep only what will fit in that one box. Consider donating unused items to those in need and you’ll be decluttering as well as helping others. A professional organizer can assist, particularly if you have work and/or family commitments that require your attention. Moves for Seniors can have a professional organizer work with you to assist in decluttering to make your space more relaxing and enjoyable.
How can I help my senior declutter?
Most people will have collected a wide assortment of belongings by the time they reach their golden years. For seniors, parting with their belongings and mementos can be most difficult because they are reminders of happy times and special memories. One consideration is passing on certain items to close family and friends to enjoy. Another good approach is starting small, like focusing on one closet or a spare room. Finish sorting and organizing in that space and then move on to the next one and with each one, eliminating is likely to get easier. Another approach is to take one box into the space and keep only what will fit in that one box. The rest can be donated or discarded. Those closest to them might not be the best people to encourage discarding and donating. Remember you can call in a professional organizer to assist, particularly if your senior is resistant to eliminating their belongings. Also, sorting and decluttering can be a time-consuming project. If you have work and/or family commitments that require your attention, you might find yourself too pressed for time to be the right person for the task. Moves for Seniors can have a professional organizer work with your senior to assist in decluttering in preparation for downsizing and transitioning to a smaller home.
What can I do with unwanted knick-knacks?
There are a number of ways to dispose of knick-knacks you no longer want or need. Various organizations will accept these items, such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Vietnam Veterans. There are other drop-off locations such as Green Drop that are set up at random locations and parking lots. These can be located via the gogreendrop.com website.
We make donating and discarding easy for seniors
If you or your senior loved one has used items piled high, discard & donation services can help you sort through the clutter and decide what to keep and what to discard or donate.
Our Senior Move Specialists are ready to help work through all of the details of your upcoming move. Click the Request a Quote button to get your experience started or call 800-227-0515 to talk to your own Senior Move Specialist.