ORGANIZE SENIOR MOVES

ORGANIZE SENIOR MOVES

Flo McDonough

The writer has worked for Organize Senior Moves since 2011 in a variety of capacities. In her “previous life” (before the 7 children), she was a teacher. Working with Organize Senior Moves has allowed her to transition from one end of the age spectrum to the other. Flo believes that helping seniors has made her a student of life, learning so much from them -- wisdom, inspiration, a joy for life, and tremendous stories.
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6 Organizing Blogs That We Love

Posted by Flo McDonough on Aug 22, 2017 2:26:49 PM

Join us on the journey of decluttering each home, one by one! These blogs all have a different "flavor", but all with the intent of getting each of us more organized!

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Topics: decluttering, aging in place, help family to move, downsizing your home, Downsizing, spring cleaning, donations

Hiring a Senior Move Manager?  Yes, Please!

Posted by Flo McDonough on Jul 31, 2017 12:35:18 PM

If you tell someone that you work for senior move management company you will, inevitably, get a weak smile, a nod, and a blank stare.   It is clear that they do not quite understand what you do.  When you take a moment to explain the work that we do, your audience will usually clutch their immediate belongings.  

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Topics: Senior Move Manager, working with seniors, decluttering, help family to move, sorting before a move, Downsizing, what does a senior move manager do, moving, donations

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Senior Move Manager

Posted by Flo McDonough on Jun 27, 2017 1:06:53 PM

 Are y ou familiar with the work that a senior move manager does?  You are in good company.  Most others do not know either.  Essentially, if you are going to be moving, the senior move manager can help you along the way.  Read below to find out why you may want to look into this invaluable service!

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Topics: Senior Move Manager, moving out of family home, decluttering, help family to move, downsizing your home, NASMM, Downsizing, what does a senior move manager do, seniors

The ABCs of Senior Move Managers

Posted by Flo McDonough on May 31, 2017 12:49:53 PM

The senior move management industry has existed for more than 15 years.  Despite it's age, many people are not familiar that such help exists.  In an effort to clarify what it is that we do, below you will find an ABC guide to senior move managers and the work that they do!

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Topics: Senior Move Manager, help parents move, moving out of family home, working with seniors, decluttering, aging in place, help family to move, sorting before a move, downsizing your home, NASMM, Downsizing, what does a senior move manager do, seniors

"De-Cluttering" is Not a 4 Letter Word!

Posted by Flo McDonough on May 10, 2017 1:52:29 PM

I have an experiment for you readers:  Tell someone that you would like to help them "declutter" or "downsize" their belongings. The responses will range from outright refusal to a wonderful look of gratitude.  After five years of work with a senior move management company, here are some of the most common responses that encountered:

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Topics: safety for seniors, independent living, help parents move, moving out of family home, decluttering, aging in place, help family to move, sorting before a move, downsizing your home, Downsizing, spring cleaning guide, moving, donations

Myth Busters -- Working with Senior Move Managers

Posted by Flo McDonough on Apr 26, 2017 12:03:18 PM

As an employee of a senior move management company, one of my responsibilities is to help clients transition from one home to another (usually smaller) home.  

For seniors this inevitably means that there will be some downsizing, organizing and decluttering necessary before the move takes place.  Our goal is to work closely with the client to determine what they would like to keep and what they would like to leave behind.  Many of our clients find this to be a very challenging/difficult process.  Nearly everything that they have, regardless of its age or condition, is placed in the "keep" pile.  Despite our best efforts, we are not always successful in getting the "keep" pile to a reasonable size.  

 

It is interesting to spend some time talking to our clients.  We have found that clients sometimes have misperceptions about the work that we do.  Below, I hope to clear up some of these misunderstandings.

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Senior Move Manager, Defined

Posted by Flo McDonough on Apr 4, 2017 12:17:26 PM

Senior Move Manager (smm):  (noun)

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Topics: Senior Move Manager, Franchise Opportunities, moving out of family home, steps to take before a move, what do i have to do to move, helping parents to move, decluttering, help family to move, sorting before a move, downsizing your home, NASMM, Downsizing, estate sales, what does a senior move manager do, seniors

Spring Cleaning with Seniors

Posted by Flo McDonough on Mar 21, 2017 11:56:04 AM

March 20th.  

The first day of spring.

 

I am not sure exactly how I feel about saying "goodbye" to winter and "hello" to spring.  Don't get me wrong, I love the spring.  As crazy as it sounds, I actually get nervous as spring approaches, feeling the pressure of ensuring that my spring cleaning efforts are aggressive enough to effectively tackle all areas of the home that need to be addressed.  But enough about my ideosyncracies...

 

No matter your age, you probably do at least a little spring cleaning.  As senior move managers, we frequently encounter clients who are not only willing, but also very able to do their own spring cleaning.  Rather than discourage their efforts we do what we can to make sure that they are not over-extending themselves in the process.  So, how should an elderly person proceed with their spring cleaning?

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Topics: seniors, spring cleaning, spring cleaning for seniors, spring cleaning guide

How I Became a Senior Move Manager

Posted by Flo McDonough on Feb 23, 2017 2:04:02 PM

 

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Topics: Senior Move Manager, Buying a franchise, qualifications for a franchisee, help parents move, how to help my parents move out, decluttering, downsizing your home, NASMM, what does a senior move manager do

Downsizing your Home - Six Steps to Sanity

Posted by Flo McDonough on Feb 1, 2017 12:54:48 PM

 

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Topics: working with seniors, helping parents to move, decluttering, help family to move, NASMM, Downsizing, estate sales

Franchise Opportunities Available!

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Ask yourself the following questions:  
  • Do friends always complement you on your organizational skills?  
  • Do you enjoy working with the senior population?  
  • Are you a detail oriented person?
  • Are you ready to be your own boss?

Franchising with Organize Senior Moves may be the answer to these questions.  Subscribe to our blog to find out more about franchising as well as gaining insight into what it takes to be a senior move manager.  

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