What is a Senior Move Manager?

Moving is a stressful time for anyone. There are the boxes you need to assemble, the belongings you need to sort through, decisions to be made about what to keep, donate or recycle, utilities to turn off, mail to be forwarded, movers to be hired, cleaning services, real estate agents, and on and on.

Then there’s the emotional side of letting go of the physical belongings, the family home, even the address you’ve come to identify with.

Now add into the mix health impairments, mobility issues, geographically dispersed family members, death of a spouse, and moving a lifetime of belongings accumulated over 30-40 plus years begins to look more like a monumental task then a weekend endeavor for those in their later years.

A Senior Move Manager is an expert in handling all the physical and emotional aspects associated with making a later in life transition. Whether to a new smaller home, an active adult community or a skilled nursing facility, a Senior Move Manager will ensure no detail is overlooked, making the transition smooth and enjoyable, even amongst challenging circumstances.

As a Senior Move Management company, PorchLight can assist with a variety of tasks to make the transition to your new home seamless and stress free.

  • Creating a floor plan – determining what furniture and belongings to bring to the new home

  • Coordinate what to do with belongings not being moved – sell, disperse to family members, donate, repurpose, recycle or disposal

  • Sort, organize and complete the packing process

  • Interview, schedule and oversee the mover on moving day - this includes managing the inventory of boxes as they are loaded and unloaded from the truck to ensure nothing is misplaced or left behind

  • Inventory of home contents – useful for estate planning, insurance purposes, tracking of dispersal of belongings and more

  • Prepare home for sale – if the home will be sold, we can help you find the right Realtor and help prepare the home such as cleaning, staging and being present during visits.

  • Coordinates ancillary services as needed not limited to: cleaning, home maintenance, laundry, shopping, senior escort

  • Transferring of utilities and assist with change of address

  • Unpacking and settling in – placing furniture according to floor plan, putting belongings away, clearing away moving boxes, making sure the owner is settled into their new home and knows where to find their things, we even hang the pictures and make the bed!

Please see our Services page for more details on the various services we provide. If you have questions we are here to help, please give us a call.

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