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Urge to Purge specializes in Senior Move Management, but what does that mean?


Senior & Specialty Move Management is the profession that assists older adults, individuals, and families with downsizing, relocation or simplifying their homes.

Although specific services vary, most Senior & Specialty Move Managers® can help with some or all of the following:

  • Developing an overall move or "age in place" plan

  • Organizing, sorting and downsizing

  • Customized floor plans

  • Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted items through auction, estate sale, buy-out, consignment, donation, or a combination of the above

  • Interviewing, scheduling and overseeing movers

  • Arranging shipments and storage

  • Supervise and oversight of professional packing

  • Unpacking and setting up the new home

  • Related services, such as cleaning, waste removal, shopping, senior escort, assisting with selection of a realtor and helping prepare the home to be sold.

Some Senior & Specialty Move Managers provide these services directly; others function in more of an oversight or management role. Senior & Specialty Move Managers have extensive, practical knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of various local community resources. Additionally, Move Managers frequently assist individuals who choose to stay in their own homes, but simply require expert organizational skills and solid knowledge of "aging in place" concepts to help them achieve their goal of ... not moving anywhere, but improving quality of life!

One call to a Move Manager can connect you with services for a seamless, successful transition of all kinds.


Carolyn is a member of NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers)