A Senior Move Manager is a professional who helps older adults and their families with the process of moving from one residence to another, typically later in life. Senior Move Managers are trained to handle the physical, emotional, and logistical aspects of a later in life move and can provide a range of services including:
- Assessing the physical needs of the move and developing a plan
- Creating customized floor plans
- Sorting through, organizing, and downsizing possessions
- Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted valuable items through auction, estate sale, buy-out, consignment, donation, or a combination of those things
- Packing and unpacking belongings
- Coordinating the move with movers
- Setting up the new home, including arranging furniture and hanging pictures
- Disposing of items no longer needed or wanted
Senior Move Managers can be a valuable resource for older adults and their families, especially if there are physical limitations or someone is struggling with the emotional challenges of leaving a long-time home. They can help make the moving process smoother and less stressful for everyone involved.
A Professional Organizer is someone who specializes in helping people get organized and streamlining their living or workspaces. They can help with tasks such as sorting through clutter, creating systems for storing and organizing items, and developing strategies for maintaining an orderly environment. Professional organizers mainly focus on specific areas such as home offices, kitchens, or garages.
While there is some overlap in the services offered by Senior Move Managers and Professional Organizers, the main difference is that the Senior Move Managers are specifically focused on the process of moving and transitioning to a new home, while professional organizers generally focus on organizing and streamlining spaces within a person’s current home.
Senior Move Managers and Professional Organizers that are certified by the National Association of Specialty & Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) are required to adhere to a Codes of Ethics to stay in good standing. LivNow vets the Senior Move Managers and Professional Organizers to ensure they are fully bonded and insured and are in good standing with NASMM or NAPO.
Senior Move Managers and Professional Organizers are both helpful resources during a later in life move and LivNow’s Dedicated Relocation Specialist can provide you with several options to choose from to ensure you have ‘a good move’.