Senior Downsizing


Senior Downsizing

We work compassionately with seniors and their families before and during transitional times to provide the specialized services of planning, organizing, sorting, donating, recycling, packing, and resetting you deserve.

To ensure the highest level of service Ideal Organizing + Design’s, Michael Gettier has earned the Certified Senior Move Manager® credential through the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). This professional certification reflects our commitment to our senior clients and their families making the important decision to either move to an assisted living facility or safely age– in–place.

Senior Move Management
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Aging demographics are rapidly changing while many adult children have work and family obligations of their own. Increased housing options can be diplomatically managed while preserving the individual’s autonomy and dignity by using a Certified Senior Move Manager®. Making the best choices early can alleviate the stress caused by making a rushed decision after a crisis has occurred.

“I was desperate, moving from a four-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment, then a one-bedroom. I had lots of stuff and no room. The team worked a miracle in two weeks, coming back every month to keep it up. I look forward to a clean apartment and organized space each time the IOD comes. No more disaster! Now I have peace.”

Services include

  • Developing an overall move or “age in place” plan

  • Organizing and sorting

  • Space planning to ensure you are bringing the right pieces to your new location and creating customized floor plans for easy reach, flow, and safety.

  • Packing, unpacking and resetting

  • Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted items through auction when appropriate

  • Arranging for donations, recycling and disposal

  • Interviewing, scheduling & overseeing movers

  • Making storage arrangements