Did you know that moving is the 3rd biggest stressor in life? Our mission is to make it easier for you. Feeling lost or anxious when preparing for a move? Check out our guide for 9 ways to ease anxiety on moving day where we provide our insider tips and tricks to have a stress-free move. The number one key to a successful, anxiety-free moving day is preparation, and that is our specialty. We want you to get excited about your new home – so let us handle all the logistics of planning, organizing, and getting you there.
How does it work?
Moves for Seniors offers free in-home or virtual consultations. After we’ve spoken with you and reviewed your belongings, we will make recommendations so you can select the options that work best for you. Our most popular (and needed) services typically include a combination of the following:
Planning. Our team works with seniors and/or their families to define goals and set a timeline to get things done. We can create space plans for the new home to identify which items go with you and which do not. Having a strategy early on makes the rest of the process much easier, especially when an expert is guiding the way.
Downsizing & Organizing. This is the most common first step of the plan. Our Professional Organizers are experts at senior downsizing and moving. They will be critical partners to help get all your belongings where you want them – whether that’s going with you, being shipped to family members across the country, or being discarded or donated.
Packing. Our teams can make sure all of your things are safely boxed and prepared for transport. We’ll even bring the supplies. Importantly, your organizer can carefully pack with unpacking in mind - which will make your move-in efficient and easy. This includes packing based on room, function, and/or importance. Boxes will be carefully labeled.
Move Day Management. When the rubber meets the road, things can get overwhelming! We can arrange for an on-site expert (often your Professional Organizer) who will act as the control center on the actual move day. They will oversee and interact with the movers on your behalf, ensuring the plan is being followed and that your home and belongings are safe.
Moving. Whether you are moving locally or across the country, Moves for Seniors will get you scheduled with a professional team of movers who will load, transport, and unload your items.
Unpacking/Resettling. Once everything has been delivered to your new home, we can help set it up. Let us unpack boxes, dispose of the trash, set up the kitchen and bathroom, and organize closets. It will feel like home in no time and you can enjoy the new surroundings.
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
The Experts who Make it Happen
You will always have a Senior Move Specialist who will be your primary contact at Moves for Seniors. They will handle service-related questions, price quotes, scheduling, and project management. Depending on the services selected, you may also work with a Professional Organizer who is certified in the field of organization and will be your primary on-site contact.
All of our Moving Teams are licensed and insured and will be responsible for the heavy lifting and transport of your belongings.
Are there services to help my parents move?
Yes! Moves for Seniors has a whole range of services to help you and your parents throughout the process. We provide free consultations to assess needs and develop recommendations. We can do space planning for the new home, downsizing (donating, discarding, shipping, storage), organizing, packing, local and long-distance move services, unpacking, and even resettling into the new home.
How much does a professional organizer cost?
Organizers (may also be called Facilitators) typically charge by the hour. They may work alone or in teams based on the project, and different team members may have different rates. Depending on the market, you can expect Moves for Seniors organization, planning, and facilitation services to cost between $60 and $150 an hour.
How should a senior plan a move?
Planning a move involves many moving parts and can be very emotional. Having support during the process is very important. Sometimes friends or loved ones have the time and ability to fill that support role but many times they do not. Having a team of experts like Moves for Seniors get involved early to ask the right questions, provide advice, and then help with the actual work can be worth every penny for the peace of mind delivered. In general, the earlier a senior can plan the better. They will have more say in decisions about where to live, what to take, etc.
What does a senior move manager do?
Simply put, a senior move manager manages moves! They can be very specifically focused on the actual day of the move, acting as the main point of contact with the movers to make sure that things go smoothly, belongings and the home itself are treated with care, and keep things organized. For Moves for Seniors, move management is often much broader than that. We can get involved early on in planning and downsizing, and see the move through to the destination, where we can get the Senior fully set up in their new home.
Are there services to help seniors move?
Yes, there are. And they are well worth it for the emotional and logistical support they provide. When a senior move comes with downsizing needs, physical limitations, or long-distance planning, having an expert on-site handling important parts of the process can be a huge relief. Moves for Seniors has professional organizers, specialized movers, labor, and more available across the country.
We Make it Easy
Moves for Seniors exists to help people make a life-changing transition through an experience that is Simple, Stress-Free, Comforting, and Pleasant.
Our Senior Moving Specialists are ready to work through all of the details of your upcoming move. Click the Request a Quote button below to get started or call 800-227-0515.