BEFORE: Senior Relocation Services Before the Move

    The key to a smooth transition lies in careful planning and preparation. Our specialized senior moving services team members are the experts at this.

    Before you make a move we can help you with tasks such as:

    • Establishing a timeline for the move with daily activity plans
    • Customizing floor plan layouts for your new residence
    • Deciding which belongings to take to your new home
    • Sorting through household treasures stored in the cupboards, closets and garages
    • Overseeing the move

    DURING: Support for Seniors on Moving Day

    When the big day arrives, we’ll make certain everything goes as smoothly as possible. You can go out for lunch with your family and leave the details to us.

    Our senior moving services include assistance with tasks such as:

    • Making sure the items you will need first are easily accessible
    • Boxing up last minute food items
    • Packing your wardrobe and bathroom items
    • Overseeing the movers to ensure a smooth transition
    • Unpacking and setting up your new home
    • Plugging in and setting up electronic devices and appliances

    AFTER: Once the Big Move is Complete

    Once you and all of your belongings have arrived safely at your new home, we can continue to help you by:

    • Removing boxes, trash and recycling materials
    • Organizing cupboards and closets
    • Organizing important paperwork
    • Dispersing any belongings left behind in your old house

    No detail is too big or too small for our team to handle!

    Testimonials from our Clients


    I just wanted to take the time to thank you again for all you did for us.  We had so much going on and such a short time to do it all. ‘Smooth Transitions’ is the best name for what you do - the burden was lifted from our shoulders and gave us the freedom to do all the other things that had to be done and spend some time with my uncle (which was so important to me).  You took so much worry away and truly were a blessing. Instantly I felt like I had known you for a lifetime. Bless you and your team.

    Client Project: Working with an out-of-state niece while her uncle was in hospice.

    Leni and Terry, Sun City West

    I have moved 5 times since I sold my house 6 years ago. My friends ask me ‘how can you handle that?’ and I just tell them I call Robin and Brian.

    Client Project: Helping a repeat client relocate again.

    K. Puett, Peoria


    Fab Finds Estate Sales

    Estate Sales and Moving Sales are Our Specialties

    What Makes for a Successful Sale?

    At Fab Finds, we consider a sale to be successful when the following conditions occur:

    • Items are visually appealing: When it comes to a sale, how it is presented matters. We create visually appealing displays designed to attract the buyer’s eye.
    • Impeccable customer service: Interacting with guests, answering questions correctly and creating a fun, friendly atmosphere is important. Our team keeps customer service at the forefront of every sale.
    • Good negotiating skills: Negotiating with prospective buyers can make a big difference to your bottom line. Our team skillfully works with potential buyers to net the best price for your items.
    • The house is empty and tidy: We know families who are downsizing or closing a home have a lot of details to worry about. Cleaning out the house after a sale is over isn’t one of them. We leave your house empty and tidy when we are finished. Should you request it, we can also refer you to one of our cleaning service partners.
    • Sale items are priced correctly: Too high means belongings and furniture might not sell. Too low and you leave money on the table at a time when a senior likely needs it most. Our team works hard to ensure that every item is priced correctly.


    Senior Relocation Industry Articles

    These articles can provide you with a better understanding of the role a Senior Move Manager can play when an older adult is relocating:

    July 22, 2016 Blog

    Helping the Elderly Downsize

    In her long career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross has been described by friends and colleagues as practical and calm. But two other traits, humor and patience, went right out the window when she decided to downsize… Continue reading

    November 22, 2015 Blog

    Once-pricey heirlooms losing their value

    As baby boomers downsize, family heirlooms flooding market are pushing prices lower Enjoy every bite off that heirloom china on Thanksgiving Day. But don’t bet your retirement on the cherished dinnerware; it’s probably not worth what you think. Evolving tastes,

    October 2, 2015 Blog

    Downsizing Offers a Fresh Start for Older Adults

    FOR Dianne Welsh, 63, downsizing from her 3,400-square-foot home to a nearby two-bedroom bungalow did not happen instantly. It was at least 30 months from start to finish. Continue reading the story here…

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