What is a Move Manager, and Why Should I Use One?
A big event is a big deal, and generally a lot of planning is required to make sure that things go off without a hitch. Take weddings, for instance. Most people hire a wedding coordinator to help them work out all of the logistical details beforehand and make sure everything goes well on the big day.
Moving is a big event, too. And just like wedding planners can help to make a wedding run smoothly, professional move managers can help to ease the stress of moving by assisting in the planning and logistics of the process, from the first day of preparation until everything is carefully settled in its new place. Easing the stress of a move and making sure all of the details are taken care of – that’s what a move manager is for.
Let’s take a look at some of the tasks that make moving such a big event, and see how a move manager can help things to run smoothly instead of allowing the move to become overwhelming.
1. Organizing the contents of the home in preparation for the move
The logistics of a move begin with organizing the contents of the home. Often, rooms such as the attic or basement have become cluttered with years of objects, and it’s difficult to even know what is buried beneath the years of accumulated stuff. It can be daunting to face the prospect of organizing everything by yourself. A move manager can help with this task. They’re experts at organizing the contents of homes to make sure that everything is accounted for.
2. Planning how things will fit into the new space
Once everything has been organized, it’s important to plan out how things will fit into the new space. Often, there is simply more content in the house than the new space has room for. A move manager can help with assisted space planning. They’ll look at floor plan designs and the current and new furniture to see what will fit into the new space comfortably.
3. Dispersing the home’s contents
Of course, when moving, it’s often necessary to leave some things behind. But what are you supposed to do with all of your old stuff?
That’s where move managers come in again. They’re experts at finding the best avenues for dispersal of your old things. They’ll make the process as easy as possible by working with you to figure out what you’ll be able to sell, what friends and family will want to take, and what will have to be given or thrown away. And then they’ll take care of actually making it happen.
4. Selling the home
For those unfamiliar with the process, selling a home can be a difficult endeavor. You’d like to be sure that you’re doing everything possible to prepare your home for sale and receive a price that reflects its full value, but how can you know? Move managers can help to stage the home and prepare it for sale. Because they’re experienced with the process, they can make sure that your home is market ready.
5. The physical process of moving
When everything else is taken care of, there is still the physical process of moving to worry about. Move managers can help with that, too. They’ll organize the logistics, and can oversee the event from start to finish – all the way up until the very end, when the pictures are placed on the new shelves and the bed has been neatly made in the new bedroom.
With a move manager to help in the planning and execution of all these tasks, the entire moving process can be much less stressful.
How to choose the right move manager
When looking for a potential move manager, it’s important to work with a National Association of Senior Move Managers (or NASMM) member. NASMM members are authorized senior move managers who meet ethical standards. It’s a good way to make sure that you’re working with people who will truly take care of you – and who are truly experts at moving. At TAD Relocation, we are NASMM accredited.
It’s also important to point out that not all move managers provide all of the services mentioned above. At TAD Relocation, however, we provide every one. Want help with making your move run smoothly? Contact us online, or give us a call at 240.403.0177 to see how we can help you ease the stress of moving.