Reuters recently published an interesting article title Downsizing Boomers Spark New Career Change for the Superorganzied focused on the Senior Move Manager industry. Excerpt below and full article can be viewed here.
(Reuters) – When Rod Thorpe and his wife, both seniors, faced moving from their 4,600-square-foot house into a small apartment a year ago, they turned to a professional downsizer. The consultant, Christine Smart, encountered some twenty years worth of stuff stacked up in the Thorpes’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa home. She dove right in, arranging an auction, handling online sales on craigslist and eBay, and donating to charities. Smart also oversaw move-related details, such as cataloging items, space planning, packing, shipping and unpacking. Outsourcing these onerous tasks allowed the Thorpes to avoid much of the stress that comes with moving from a longtime residence.
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