Services

Moving and relocation, even under the best of circumstances, can be stressful. Many of our clients are active adults, seniors, and the elderly, who have not moved for 20, 30, even 40 years or more. This is where our expertise as full-service professional move managers comes into play.

We like to call ourselves the “wedding planners of the moving industry”. That’s because as a team, we work with our clients and their families in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area to help organize and plan their move so that on move day things run smoothly, efficiently, and cost effectively. With our “pack to unpack” system and our team of professionals, you can relax about relocating knowing you have experts in move management by your side.

We help with the following:

DEVELOP AN OVERALL MOVE PLAN:

TAD Relocation offers a free one hour in home consultation to all of our clients throughout DC, MD, and VA. This is our opportunity to meet with you and craft a personalized move plan. We will help you get the right people involved and line up the right resources to ensure your move runs smoothly and efficiently.

What we do is much more than just packing and moving boxes, it is about assisting you as you make a major life transition. We strive to get you into your new home – whether residential, assisted living or nursing care – healthy, happy, and cost effectively.

ORGANIZE, SORT, AND DOWNSIZE:

We guide you through the process of downsizing, sorting and separating the items that will move with you. Our professionals work closely with you and your family to identify those items that you wish to keep, sell, donate or to discard. We offer professional sorting tips and techniques to help you as you prepare for your move and relocation to a new community.

TAD Relocation offers a wide range of resources to help you find a “home” for those things you will not be taking with you. We will introduce you to local estate sales companies, auction houses, Ebay dealers, and individuals who will buy your items outright. Some of our clients choose to keep the money from their sales and others choose to donate it to a favorite charity.

We work closely with several charitable organizations as well. We can set up donation pick-ups and drop offs for items that you wish to donate and provide you with an inventory list and receipt for your files.

We will take your confidential documents and have them destroyed with certification.

Once you’re moved out of your old home,our team can return to disperse any remaining items to family, dispose of all trash and broom sweep the residence for turnover to the next occupants.

CUSTOMIZED FLOOR PLANS:

Our goal is to design your space to be balanced between function, safety and aesthetics. Your floor plan is one of the most important tools when preparing for your move and relocation. This will become your road map to your move as you decide what to take. We will provide you with a ¼ inch scale plan showing you how your things will fit in the new space. We will obtain a floor plan of your new residence and work with you to lay out the furniture that is important to you and will fit safely and comfortably. You will receive a copy of the plan and have an opportunity to play with the layout as part of the design process.

ARRANGE/COORDINATE MOVING COMPANIES:

We have primary relationships with professional movers in the area who understand our moving process – making the move more efficient, smooth and cost effective. We will assist in reviewing any estimates and helping you to find ways to save on the move. Once the moving company has been chosen, we’ll coordinate all of the particulars such as dates, times, the size of the crew, securing loading docks and elevators in your current home and your new residence, and making sure all day-of-move details are in place.

ORGANIZE, PACK, UNPACK, AND SETTING ITEMS IN PLACE:

We will assist the movers in packing ALL of your belongings and will completely unpack them in your new home. We specialize in re-creating your favorite spaces, and with the help of our floor plan and a digital camera, we’ll put your books back on the shelves, food back in the pantry, collectibles into the curios and photos on your end tables. We will organize your items in your new closets and storage areas, and arrange furniture to your liking.

PAINTING, CLOSET ORGANIZATION AND WINDOW DESIGN:

To complete your move we can help with window treatments, re-upholstery of aging furniture, custom paint selection, closet organization and other design ideas/services as needed.

MAXIMIZE NEW RESIDENCE WITH CURRENT AND NEW FURNISHINGS:

We will get creative with the furniture you currently have so that you’re not spending unnecessary money on new pieces; repurposing furniture to be used differently than before. There may not be room for two living room side tables, but you can put the extra to good use as a nightstand.

SHOPPING FOR NEW ITEMS AS NEEDED:

We will do the shopping with you or for you. We will maximize efficiency and cost by shipping items to your new residence or picking them up on moving day. Light handyman work is available to help with the assembly of new pieces when needed.

LIGHT HANDYMAN WORK:

Light handyman services are available upon request on move day. If you are relocating to a retirement community or nursing home, we will coordinate with staff and management as necessary.

COORDINATE ESTATE SALES:

If you have a large amount of saleable furniture or large items to liquidate, we can arrange to have a professional dealer either buy your items outright or coordinate an estate sale.

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION:

We will take your confidential documents and have them destroyed with certification.

CLEAR OUTS:

Once you’re moved out of your old home, we can return to dispose of all trash and broom sweep the residence for turnover to the next owners, occupants or landlords.

GROCERY SHOPPING RESTOCK:

No time to visit the grocery store on the day of your move? We will happily take your grocery list and do the shopping for you, so that your kitchen is stocked when you arrive home.

HOME STAGING:

When selling your home, it  helps to have professional help in highlighting your home’s selling points and make it appealing to a wide range of buyers. Staging your home is the process of setting the “stage” to market your house in its best light.  We can  help you determine what parts of your home are assets and which areas need to be minimized in order to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.