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Professional movers take the sting out of senior downsizing

Job requires a host of skills to coordinate transition

What would a contemporary Cinderella, now aged 75, wish of her fairy godmother? Faced with the prospect of downsizing for a move to the palace for retired royalty, she would probably ask for a quick and painless transition. Just a few waves of the wand, and presto, she and her prince would be happily ensconced in their new quarters, surrounded by their most favorite things, and everything else would have been distributed to their loyal and deserving subjects. Cinderella can use magic. What about the average senior couple or individual senior who decides to move out of a house he/she has occupied for 30 or 40 years? There's no fairy godmother out there, but there are senior moving managers, people who orchestrate a move from beginning to end, from what to take or give away to unpacking at the new place and disposing of the 50 to 75 boxes that most seniors need to transport their belongings. Self described as the "wedding planners of movers," senior moving managers oversee a major life e...