A move can be extremely overwhelming for a senior, just thinking about how much work it will take often convinces a senior to stay home. There are resources that can help and are worth every cent in the services they provide
- Move Managers or professional organizers: These companies can help you or your loved one downsize possessions and organize the home. They’re amazing at helping you file the paperwork you need to keep and get rid of what isn’t important. If you or your loved one has decided to move a move manager can help determine a floor plan for your furniture, so you know what to take and what will fit where and where it will fit best. They will help you pack, they’ll subcontract a mover, unpack for you, hang your pictures and make your bed. Your new apartment may end up looking very much like the home you are leaving.
- Estate sales: There are companies that will do estate sales, there are other companies that will take what they think they can sell in their stores. This is a good way to downsize and make a little money from your possessions.
- Donations: There are companies that will take everything that’s left in your home. They’ll sort it all and donate it to nonprofits. You’ll get a tax receipt for the donations and the good feeling that your possessions are going to somebody who needs them and they’re not ending up in the landfill.
As you can see there are a lot of variables to consider and knowing what option is appropriate is hard to determine and can be fluid. Right Fit Senior Living Solution elder care advisors can help develop a short through long term plan considering a senior’s needs, budgets and desired location. We can help you or your loved one find the resources you need to make the whole process as painless as possible.
We help make what is very overwhelming much more manageable — We help you find the Right Fit