We’re always happy to provide this service for free:
• In a consultation one or two of us will come to your home, discuss your issues, and spend time talking through concerns.
• If you are considering hiring a senior move manager but aren’t sure if the service is for you, let us clarify how we can help.
• If you are interested in pursuing any of our services, after the consultation we will provide a written proposal that outlines potential timing and costs for your project.
• Even if you would just like to understand more about our services, we’d love to talk with you.
When clients move, or when a relative has passed away, we can clear out the home:
• We take photos of potential consignment items and coordinate with consignors and charities.
• We sort items according to destination: consignment, charity, recycle, landfill, shredding, hazardous and electronic waste.
• We coordinate with and supervise the hauler removing the items.
• We transport and supervise shredding and deliver small charity items to collection centers.
• When all of that is done, we remove any remaining debris.
When families are at odds, we have resources for them:
• We recommend FAIRSPLIT Free Estate inventory management software – FairSplit for deciding who gets what. Their technique is based upon emotional value rather than monetary value.
• When matters have become more complicated than just deciding who gets what, we recommend a highly qualified mediator: Maria Mandolini. (This should link to her page. I think we should probably also have a button for it on the HOME page somewhere, what do you think?)
We have databases filled with other resources we can call upon as needed:
• When clients move into or out of an area that we do not serve, we can recommend other companies that provide move management services in that area.
• We know tradespeople: carpenters, electricians, plumbers, cleaners, landscapers, and so on.
• We work with many different movers, haulers, shippers, and crating services.
• We have experience with many of the local storage facilities and understand the differences between them.
• We regularly refer to online resellers, art galleries, antique dealers, clothing consignors, estate liquidators, hobby shops, photography shops, and piano stores.
• We donate to a wide variety of charities, depending upon the type of item being donated and the preferences of our clients.
• We can provide references to daily money managers, computer technicians, fiduciaries, photo scanners, and therapists whom we know and trust.
We have an easy-to-read book about “stuff” and some suggestions for dealing with it: Home of the Brave: Or How to Overthrow the Tyranny of Stuff.