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Benefits of a Senior Move Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Helping seniors and their family’s transition to the next chapter of their home life is an amazing experience.

We get asked a lot of questions. And we have a lot of answers. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive as Senior Move Managers.

1. What is the difference between a Senior Move Manager and a moving company?

A Senior Move Manager moves people – not just boxes. We are certified, create floor plans, sort and organize possessions, disperse excess possessions, manage all moving day activities, direct placement of furniture and boxes, unpack and completely set-up your new home, prepare your former home for the market. Movers pack boxes, load and unload the truck.

2. What are the benefits of using Magnolia Transitions? 

We have the resources and expertise to save you time, money, and stress during the move process.

We understand the emotional weight of downsizing a life-time of possessions. Our work is relational and caring.

We adhere to the National Association of Senior Move Managers code of ethics, which is a pledge of commitment to our clients: loyalty, advocacy, client self-determination, and right to privacy. It’s a pledge of commitment to business integrity and accountability, and it’s a pledge of commitment to continuing education as a Senior Move Manager.

3. What is the process when we hire you?

Step 1 – Plan the move – Create a layout plan of the new home. Plan what items will move to the new home and what to do with items that do not move.  Decide on movers and other vendors.


Step 2 – Prepare the move – Pack the home. Prepare and distribute/ship items going to family members. Liquidate and donate remaining items.


Step 3 –  Set-up the new home to feel like home – Unpack and set-up all items in the new home – including wall-hangings, curtains, etc. Make sure utilities are set-up.


Step 4 – Prepare initial home for the market – Clean, repair, refresh home for resale.

4. Do I have to use all your services?

No. We offer a menu of services. We are happy to provide you with whichever services suit your situation and needs.

5. What if I am not planning to move for a while?

It’s never too early for our services. Earlier is better. We can help you process your needs for a new home and begin the process of helping you go through your possessions in smaller steps. This makes the months closer to an actual move much easier.

6. Are you licensed and insured?

Yes – We are fully licensed, bonded and insured.

7. How much do your services cost?

Each situation is different. Our services are tailored to meet your needs and budget. The beauty of our service is that it saves you money through efficiency in your move, and it makes you extra money through optimizing your home for the market and the sale of possessions that do not move to the new home. With that in mind, you can select the number of hours that meets your budget and needs. We will provide you with a written estimate for services following the free consultation, where we will better understand your situation and needs.

8. What else do I need to know?

Our desire is to minimize the stress of relocating and create a new residence for you that feels like home. We will treat your desires and belongings with Dignity and help you feel comfortable from the first night in your new home.

Still have questions? We'd love to help you find answers! 

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