Moving Your Parents

Comprehensive Checklist for Downsizing a Home, Making the Move, and Settling In

Here is a fantastic article  and comprehensive checklist for the downsizing tasks associated with a move into smaller quarters.  There is a link to another article by the Family Caregiver Alliance called Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents that is equally informative and covers the entire gamut of issues involved when beginning to consider moving a… Read more »

Seniors Delay Moving Due to an Overwhelming Number of Possessions

Our motto here at Organize and Downsize is “We turn the Overwhelmed into the Overjoyed!”  It captures in a short phrase the emotions experienced at just the thought of downsizing and moving to a smaller residence and the emotions felt when it’s over. Here is an article from the NYT’s “New Old Age” column that describes… Read more »

Dignified Relocations: The Relationship between Realtors and Senior Move Managers

Addressing realtors, this article in the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors, RealtorMag, interviews SMM industry leader Mary Kay Busse to highlight the relationship between real estate professionals and Senior Move Managers.  From my perspective, working with realtors to service their clients during an often overwhelming process is a pleasure. Sometimes the realtor sub-contracts an SMM to provide… Read more »

Transitioning with Care – A radio interview with Senior Move Managers

 1660 AM | WBCN | Charlotte, NC   Imagine a radio station focused solely on the concerns of senior citizens.  Such a station exists in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Follow the link below and have a look.  Be sure to click on PAST SHOWS and give a listen to Show #24: “Transitioning with Care.”  The first interview in… Read more »

Senior Moment: All That Stuff

I love this blog entry by Katie in Brooklyn about the emotional side of senior downsizing.  She says “when done properly, the move itself can be a happy time – a time for the senior to reinvent himself and plan for the future.”  What begins with overwhelm often turns into a rewarding and life-affirming process. by… Read more »

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