Downsizing The Elderly Smoothly Is Possible With FairSplit.com And SeniorMoves.org
Downsizing is hard, indeed often the biggest move of a person's life, and comes when one is least able to do it for themselves. SeniorMoves.org's on-location services combined with the new FairSplit.com web based division tools combine to ease the burden on families in the Phoenix area.
CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "It's hard to begin downsizing when you're not sure what needs to be done or who is going to do them", explained Tony Siebers of SeniorMoves.org in Mesa, Arizona. "That was the explanation that Nancy, my Mother-In-Law, shared with me when asked why we had not downsized Grandma Doriene, "Gigi", earlier", Tony explained about his own family experience. The prospect of downsizing an aging loved one seems bittersweet at best. Many families now look for professional senior move management services. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161115/439775-INFO Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161115/439776 Being a former military officer and corporate strategy executive for large companies, Tony knew the tragic outcomes of being paralyzed with indecision. He decided to focus his attention on the problems of his own family's move, learned from those, and started SeniorMoves.org after receiving training from the National Association of Senior Moves Managers. With training as a Senior Move Manager, Tony had a methodology to focus on the physical and emotional needs of seniors and their families who are downsizing and help move them forward. In addition to fears of change, his own family was literally spread out across the world; from Japan to Washington D.C. to California. While all understood that Gigi would move in with her daughter when the time came, the biggest emotional hurdle was what to do with the things that were no longer needed by Gigi. Conflicting family opinions on who wanted and should get what made downsizing complex. Adding to that challenge, Gigi literally asked Tony, "How can I be equitable?". FairSplit.com turned out to have the solution and became SeniorMoves' first technology partner. Their new web based technology platform allowed full engagement of the family and transparency to the downsizing process. Their slogan, "divide things, not families" fit well with the SeniorMoves' philosophy. The process included consideration for emotional and monetary values. FairSplit.com founder David MacMahan says: "We provide a centralized location for everything online and a process to get things listed, sorted and fairly divided so the house can be cleared and the move made." FairSplit.com, started as an easy to use web-based platform to share Gigi's belongings and gauge family interest in her heirlooms. Through the FairSplit process, Senior Moves quickly confirmed suspicions that the family did not want much, but instead felt that most of the items should be sold for Gigi's retirement fund. Gigi's family opted not to assign market values (i.e. eBay, Craigslist, etc.) for her belongings, but other families using Fairsplit.com have chosen to include and track market values.