The late, great George Carlin once said,
“A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it.”
When you have to downsize, selling your house is usually not as difficult as dealing with your belongings. Likely your grown children are working full-time, running around to their kids activities and, bottomline, they do not want your items. Because ... well, they have a home full of stuff, too.
Help is available through the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). This organization (which yours truly is a proud member) is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. A Senior Move Manager understands the difficult experience of moving from a long-time residence and makes that move as stress-free as possible.
The most popular services with NASMM customers are:
1. Un-packing and setting up the new home
2. Move planning and move oversight
3. Sorting services
4. Disposal/distribution of remaining items
5. Packing services
6. Customized floor plans
You may have family member available to help you with your move. Fantastic!
Beware of those deep family buttons that can be pushed, resulting in rising tensions and stress.
Even if you have family or friends who are willing to help you, a Senior Move Manager possesses expertise and experience, providing you with economical and insightful solutions as well as connections to local resources to expedite your move.
The result: No family buttons to be pressed + less tension and less stress = happy move
Bonus side tip: If tensions do begin to rise,
I always tell the family to blame me for all the decisions.
That way peace can remain in the family.
What is your plan to handle all your parent's stuff?