H.K. Keller Makes Downsizing Easy for Seniors

H.K. Keller company makes downsizing services for seniors easy.
Their Senior Move Managers handle all the details, from pre-move preparation all the way through unpacking the last box.

Since 1960, the professionals at H.K. Keller have been offering quality real estate services for new homeowners. Today they are announcing a tandem service to assist seniors and their families in a critical and transitional stage of their lives, helping them minimize their possessions to prepare for a move. Brenda Sipel and Jennifer Mentzer are the team members responsible for organizing the transition to their new lifestyle, guided by the principle of founding auctioneer Harold Keller, who often said, “Treat others how you’d like to be treated.”

What are downsizing services for seniors?
A downsizing service such as this is designed to help seniors simplify their lives by getting rid of possessions they no longer need or want as they move into a smaller residence or retirement community with senior care. This can include anything from decluttering and organizing to selling or donating the belongings of older adults. 

There are many reasons people choose to downsize. 
Sometimes their space is just too big with their children gone. Sometimes money becomes a concern, and selling their family home will allow for a better lifestyle. It could also be a health-related concern as couple age, where they need the support of a senior assisted living community.

A company that will help downsize and relocate can make the process of packing, moving, and even preparing for the sale of the current home, much easier and less stressful for seniors. By taking care of all the details, H.K. Keller allows the homeowner to experience the positive aspects of the life change they are making. 

Helping seniors and their families eliminate stress and focus on what matters.
According to Pew Research Center, 1 in 7 American adults are now considered part of the “sandwich generation”- meaning they care for their children as well as their aging parents. Children may need to assist older parents moving into a smaller home or house with planning, packing up, and downsizing their possessions, as well as moral support. This can be a time-consuming and emotional time for both seniors and their adult children.

The Senior Movers
H.K. Keller’s team helps seniors and their caretaking children to follow another critical piece of Harold Keller’s advice: “Keep the main thing the main thing.” By trusting the professional staff to handle the many logistics of a downsizing transition, the family can focus on the more important needs of their loved ones.

The H.K. Keller company helps seniors and their family members prepare the transition to their new living space.
Customized downsizing and moving services are now available alongside real estate sales and auction services provided by the H.K. Keller company. Their Senior Move Managers are downsizing specialists helping seniors by handling the entire process of senior relocation planning to help facilitate a caring transition from the current home to the new location.

H.K. Keller provides customized caring transitions for seniors who are downsizing and moving.
This transition is often an emotional experience for seniors, filled with excitement but also feelings of uncertainty. H.K. Keller is interested in helping older adults move into their new home, by alleviating the stress of moving with a customized plan and a Senior Move Manager who is there to assist with everything from arranging furniture in their new home to ensuring there are grab bars in assisted living facilities.

Facilitating caring transitions from a current house to a new community home
Customized plans are created for each client, based on the unique situation, and can range from a full management services to just moving and unpacking possessions.
Move managers will customize a solution which may include some or all the tasks listed below:
  • Helping seniors decide exactly the right items for the new space;
  • Arranging storage facilities, coordinating packing and the managing of movers;
  • Managing remaining items for live or online auctions, estate sale, donation, or disposal;
  • Staging of furniture in current home for sale;
  • Designing new floor plan and living space planning;
  • Careful packing and moving heirlooms and valued items;
  • New space design and unpacking at new residence;
  • Help to manage transitions in a local community or during a long-distance move.
Why do seniors and their families decide on H.K. Keller when they are ready to downsize? 
According to Sipel and Mentzer, managers of the H.K. Keller Downsizing division, there are a few reasons that they hear most often. 

The pain of separation
Most people, quite understandably, have an emotional and often nostalgic attachment to their belongings, which can make it difficult to part with items. 

To eliminate the burden on friends and family
Some cannot do the physical work involved, but they are hesitant to burden their family or friends. 

A job too big to manage
Others are overwhelmed by the number of belongings accumulated over the years and don’t know where to start. 

Sipel and Mentzer help their clients navigate these feelings and guide them through the necessary decisions. They stand in as partners in the process, to create a detailed plan that achieves a stress-free path to the desired result.

Complimentary consultation for families of seniors moving into a smaller home.
H.K. Keller is a company with a stellar reputation for customer satisfaction. Now H.K. Keller is pleased to offer free consultations for anyone interested in finding out more about their downsizing specialists and/or supporting the sale of an estate’s real and personal property. They offer complete turnkey services and customized plans of pre-auction inspections, and preparations along with the downsizing process.

For more information on how H.K. Keller is supporting families through downsizing transitions, please contact H.K. Keller company senior movers at 717-879-0110, visit the website at hkkeller.com or email [email protected], or [email protected].

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