Frequently Asked Questions
How can I successfully help my parents through the transition of moving while I have my own family to take care of?
The sandwich generation is alive and well – your children need you, and your aging parents do, too. You feel responsible for both, yet you only have so many hours in the day. Sometimes we can the need for transition – moving, extra services, different care. And sometimes it happens unexpectedly.
Either way, you will need to make decisions about your parents’ personal belongings when moving them into a new space. Rainbow Senior Moves, experts in Move Management Services, will create a plan that’s best for your needs.
That plan can include the execution of: sorting, organizing, packing, hiring and supervision of a mover, home staging, and donating, selling or disposing of unwanted household goods. We have extensive, practical knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of various local community resources for your home move.
We make sure we have a clear floor plan so everyone who works with us on your project know’s what’s expected. At your new location, we will arrange all the furniture and decorations so you feel comfortable as soon as you step over the threshold.
I’m getting older but my home isn’t “aging friendly”. Can you help?
We understand that you have filled your home with a lifetime of love, memories, and mostly stuff. Things that were so useful at one point but you haven’t touched since who knows when.
Now you need more space to move around your home safely. You need to access your bedroom, bath, and kitchen with ease. Now it’s time to organize the space in your home to be safe, comfortable, and complement your current needs.
Rainbow Senior Moves will create a custom plan that will re-arrange your living space so that you can comfortably stay in your home as you age in place. The plan can include any or all of the following:
Organizing, sorting, donating, selling, or cleaning out anything you don’t need anymore. Then we will make sure to establish a floor plan that allows you to safely and simply access areas such as closets, drawers, shelves, and cabinets.
We are connected to wonderful resources and can help you find experienced professionals to do any of the work necessary for this transition.
We have so much stuff. How will we sell our house?
Getting organized is the first step, but not an easy one. You most likely had no idea how much stuff you have stored away over the years in your attic or basement, under beds and in closets, and on high shelves or in your storage area. You’ll need to de-clutter all of it, then sort through to decide what goes where. This is where we come in.
With our years of experience in Move Management, Rainbow Senior Moves will help you get organized. Once we agree on a strategy to declutter, we get to work. When that part is complete, we can stage your home for sale, and we can also refer a Realtor if you need one.
I’m overwhelmed by the loss of my parent(s). Can you help me prioritize all the things that need to get done?
When a loved one dies and you are burdened with the responsibility for cleaning out and preparing the family home for sale, the tasks can seem not just daunting, but overwhelming! Making matters more complicated your geographical distance from the family home can make things more complicated. And you most likely have other adult responsibilities, like a family, a career, and your health to maintain.
Let Rainbow Senior Moves Management Services take over and take charge. Your level of involvement is up to you. Every step of the way you’ll be informed of choices and decisions about your parents’ personal belongings, and how they are distributed.
We will go through all of their belongings with purpose, organizing as we go. We track everything and provide detailed records for your files. Our expertise in assessing the value of antiques and collections enables us to recommend the appropriate action for each item – to keep, donate, or dispose of.
We collaborate with everyone involved – you, your lawyer, estate planner, and/or real estate agent to manage and implement all necessary tasks to get your house ready for sale.
My life is busy and I have no idea how I will get everything done for my impending move. Can you work with me?
Moving to a new home, no matter the distance can be stressful and leave you feeling pressured. There are so many tasks that need to be accomplished and just thinking about them can be emotionally and physically exhausting.
Rainbow Senior Moves has been organizing successful, stress-free moves since 1918. We know a thing or two about organizing and simplifying the steps so that your move is an easy one. We have significant expertise in resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress, and produce quality results.
Our custom Move Management Services are designed for your needs, from planning and managing the actual move to making and implementing a floor plan for your furniture and decorations in your new home.
Once we know what you want to take with you, we will sort, keep, donate or dispose of everything else. We will also help you decide the areas where you need our help, and the areas you can handle on your own.
My divorce is final, and I have to go through the marital belongings and get the home ready to sell. Can you guide me through this process?
Yes, we can! A divorce is draining enough on its own, so having to divvy up memory-laden belongings and sell a home on top of that can be overwhelming. There is no good time for this and it generally has to be completed on a strict timeline.
We are here to help you with all of it – planning, preparation, and completion. Whatever services you need, we will arrange for you. Our goal is to make this as stress-free as possible during this difficult time of transition.