When working with our senior clients, the process of moving is COMPLETELY overwhelming. While we work with clients facing cognitive impairment, even clients who have no issues with it experience some memory loss due to the stress. There is actually a medical term identified as "Relocation Stress Syndrome". For seniors, making this transition from their homes to senior communities, they will experience both physical and emotional tolls including memory loss. We always let our clients know before the move starts that this is normal and that they shouldn't panic.
"Forewarned is forearmed."
Moving takes an emotional toll on clients who aren't seniors too and stress can cause memory loss for anyone.
Because of this, and because it's always helpful to have lots of pockets when packing and unpacking, we wear "mango" aprons so our clients can easily identify the Silver Linings Transitions team members.
Some of our team members will do some jobs like sorting on days when we aren't packing for the move. Our clients appreciate the consistency when having new people come into their home and the mango makes us easily identifiable.
The mango also represents "bright" and we try and help our clients focus on the "Silver Lining" or what positive things are coming with their move. Perhaps it's less cooking and cleaning. Perhaps it's organized activities.
Whatever the benefit and regardless of age, we'd love to wear our mango aprons and help you "MOVE TOWARD A BRIGHTER TOMORROW'.
Moving is stressful - Let us take away the worry and work
Getting a home ready to sell, properly marketed and successfully closed at a worthy price is certainly a big part of the process but so much more is involved and it can really make the move stressful.
In the time span of 10 years, I sold 3 of my personal homes, bought another one and lived in 2 rentals. I know first hand moving is not easy!!
The last move my family made was across the country from Florida. This was the only time movers did the packing. Every other time, I did it juggling work and small children.
This is why we offer FREE PACKING services for any home we sell. If moving is regarded as one of life's top five stressors, we want to do what we can to make it a bit easier.
Movers are typically hourly laborers who come in, pack by zone and utilize more packing paper then should be environmentally legal. There is no mindfulness involved like sorting and grouping. For my cross country move, the Wii remotes didn't make it but the garbage pale from my kitchen (packed with my garbage!!!) DID!!!
Prior to packing for our clients, we spend time sorting and getting organized. When we pack, like items are together and boxes are labeled/color coded so you'll know exactly where they belong. We'll also prioritize the boxes so you'll know which should be opened first..like the coffee pot!!
Most importantly, if you've worked with Jami Shapiro to sell your home, you won't have to pay any money for this service.
If you'd like to reduce the stress from your move, never have to look at box and focus on getting acclimated and settled as soon as possible, for an additional fee, we can unpack your home, get the pantry and linen closets organized, hang your pictures and take all the boxes and packing paper with us when we leave you.
One of the most difficult parts of the move is living in boxes and feeling unsettled. Let us take the "WORRY and WORK" out of your next move.
Jami Shapiro is President of Silver Linings Transitions. As a cancer survivor, she embraces aging and the challenges it presents.