Move Managers

Senior Move Managers

Relocation Assistance

What is a Move Manager you ask?

515 Move Managers are your friends in sorting, organizing, packing, decluttering and more. We serve as the conductors who orchestrate all the pieces of your challenging move, with compassion and care. — to the extent that you need us, with patience and understanding during this overwhelming time. Each move is coordinated and directed by your personal Move Manager who will be with you the entire duration of the move. From start to finish. Specializing in working with our beloved seniors and their families.

You can count on us to:

  • Help you declutter, sort through your belongings, and organize items that you want to sell, toss, donate or move

  • We work with an estate sale professional to appraise personal property to sell items via auction, estate sale, etc.

  • Arrange for donation and trash drop-offs and pick-ups

  • Organize/supervise packing professional - Unpack and organize your new home

  • Line up and oversee professional movers and moving services

  • If needed provide boxes and moving materials

  • Coordinate the services of cleaners, painters, and maintenance professionals

  • Ship and store your furniture, arrange for storage units

  • Space planning - Measure the new place, Measure current furniture, Discuss practicality/sentimentality of items, map of new space

  • Set up utilities

  • Picture hanging

  • Resettling on moving day - beds made, pictures hung, boxes removed, refrigerator filled

Move Managers are different from the moving professionals you hire who come with a truck and load up all your stuff. We do not physically take your items from A to B but do for example, arrange for local movers and supervise them on moving day. What you pay will depend on how much or how little help you will need. Move Managers typically offer a menu of services. If you’d like assistance with decluttering but prefer to handle packing on your own, for example, then you’ll pay accordingly.

The following could be reasons why you may use a Move Manager to simplify your move:

  • The thought of sorting through 30 years of clutter sends you into a panic

  • You’re facing health issues that would make moving tasks like packing and sorting difficult

  • You’re not in a position to take on the emotional and physical burdens of moving/downsizing

  • You don’t have the help of nearby friends and family to fill in the gaps

Who uses Move Managers:

  • Realtors

  • Older adults

  • Family members

  • Bank and trust officers

  • Geriatric Care Managers

  • Attorneys

  • Social service providers/social workers

  • Senior living communities

  • Physicians and allied health providers

  • Anyone moving from one home to another

Cost: Each move has it's own needs, we like to come in and visit with you and actually see what the project will entail, estimates are never a cost . We charge either hourly or can package a move it will depend on what services are needed.




Ten tips to "rightsize" and ‘de-stress’ your move


10. Start Early - End Happy It’s never too early to begin the downsizing process. Begin by focusing on typical problem areas such as the attic, basement, garage, closets, file cabinets


9. Get Generous Since you can’t take everything you own to your new home, now is the time to make arrangements to “gift” some of your treasures to special people in your life including, and especially family, helpful neighbors, friends, favorite organizations, or a church/ synagogue.


8. Save Your Memories You may have boxes of old photos from every holiday, vacation and birthday party. What do you do with them? Ask your Move Manager about digitizing your photos and videos in a format easily shared on any device.


7. New Looks for Books If you own large quantities of books, you need to spend time downsizing your collections. Books occupy lots of space and are heavy to move. Consider donations to libraries or senior centers, or sales to used bookstores. Call on a book dealer for older books with potential value.


6. Use It Up..Don’t Move It Out Take an inventory of your canned goods, frozen foods, and paper products. Plan to use as many of these products as you can before moving. If you simply have too many of these items, think about passing them on to a local food pantry. Check to see if the Move Manager you hire participates in NASMM’s Move For Hunger Initiative. Ten tips to downsize and ‘de-stress’ your move!


5. Recycle the Toxins Take time to put together a box or two of household, yard, and automotive cleaning products, as well as paint, that are considered hazardous. Visit Earth911.org for more information on hazardous collection in your area.


4. Don’t Lose Touch Create a list of people, places, and utilities/services that need to be notified of your upcoming change in address.


3. Space Plan Ahead Most Move Managers can provide you with a customized floor plan of your new residence. A floor plan will help you determine the pieces of furniture that will fit in your new home, and the best location of each. Knowing which pieces will fit in your new space will help you in your rightsizing process.


2. Pack a Survival Bag Put together a survival bag for move day. It might include personal needs (medications, eyeglasses, toiletries, change of clothes, important papers, etc); kitchen needs (snacks, drinks, folding chair, disposable cups plates); basic tools (hammer, screwdriver, flashlight, tape, etc.); cleaning supplies (sponge, roll of paper towels, soap, etc.); and payment for mover – be sure you know which form of payment they accept.


1. Ask For Help Don’t be too shy to ask for help. Moving is not easy and you shouldn’t do it all yourself. But don’t wait until the last minute to ask for help. Some of these downsizing steps require weeks to months to accomplish.