How much does Senior Move Management cost?
The cost for Senior Move Managers can vary widely from one senior to the next. Many older adults have not relocated from their current homes in over 30 years and may have a plethora of things that need to be sorted through. Others may have hoarding issues that can make it difficult to whittle down even seemingly insignificant items.
Some companies charge by the hour while others charge by the project. The senior’s current geographic location, the types of services required, and the distance to the new home are also factors affecting the cost with moving services.
Getting an Estimate
Senior Move Managers can help in providing an overall estimate of costs associated with your loved one’s move and curtailing some common missteps of moving themselves on their own. Will your loved one need help in reducing their belongings significantly? Will they need to relocate across town or across the country? Do they have expensive furniture or antique items that need additional insurance during the move? Are some boxes going to be mailed to family members or placed in a storage facility? Will your loved one need assistance in selling their current home?
It is important to get an outline of what specific tasks the Senior Move Manager or downsizing service will provide as well as an estimate in writing. Senior Move Managers should provide you with a contract outlining estimated charges.
The Best Time to Move
The cheapest months to move are October to April. Moving on a weekday is more affordable than moving on a weekend. The family members or client involved in the transition process are responsible for paying for the moving and downsizing services.
The best time to plan for a move is before your loved one needs to move. If you haven’t already, go over your loved one’s financial situation to determine the next best course of action and begin to plan for the next transition.
Here is some more information on the cost of senior moving and downsizing services:
- Most companies charge by the hour
- Some charge a flat rate for the service package
- Rates range from $30 to $125 per hour across the nation
- 43% of senior moves take between 17-32 hours to complete
- A single room typically costs less than $2,000 to move
- 2-3 bedrooms typically cost $2,500 to $4,000 to move
- Downsizing services vary based on the services required