Making a Move: Episode 57

Jami Shapiro helps you when you are making a move.

Jami helps people who are making a move.

Are you Making a Move soon?  This is the episode to listen to!  Jami Shapiro is the owner of Silver Linings Transitions. She is a single mother of three girls, an 11 year thyroid cancer survivor, a community volunteer and a Realtor.

Believing everything happens for a reason, Jami discovered the National Association of Senior Move Managers in 2014. They were holding the national conference in San Diego.  She attended the conference, met other Senior Move Managers and knew she'd found the work she was meant to do.

Silver Linings Transitions is a bright spot for people facing difficult transitions AND making a move.

The company specializes in seniors who are downsizing or making a move into senior communities as well as couples going through divorce. As someone's who's faced cancer and divorce, Jami understands personally how important it is to find the “silver lining” when life doesn't go the way we'd hoped.  When working with clients through their transition, the Silver Linings Transitions team focuses on what's positive during a difficult time and helps the client navigate through the move as gently as possible.

The most important work we do is helping people with the emotional aspect of making a move.

In this episode Jamie and I talk about:

  • The secret of getting 3000 square feet worth of stuff into a 1200 square foot apartment.
  • What can I do now if I don’t want to move, but I just have a lot of clutter that I want to get rid of?
  • How do you deal with those boxes and boxes of photos?
  • What is the difference between a mover and a move manager such as Silver Linings Transitions?
  • How to diffuse any needless fighting over belongings and keep the stress level down for everyone.

Be mindful of how much “stuff”  you buy. Spend money on experiences rather than stuff.

Spend more time focusing on the present and what you are able to do. Don't worry about the future or the past. Focus on what you can do and not what you can't do. Do something you have never done and always wanted to try.

Contact Information: Phone 858 522-9518Email: info@SilverLiningsTransitions.com * Website: www.SilverLiningsTransitions.com

National Association of Senior Move Managers  https://www.nasmm.org/

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Downsize with Senior Move Masters: Episode 10

Downsizing may be hard for some people and in this episode, Susi Vine will give us tips on how to downsize and de-clutter. You can listen to the show at by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or by subscribing on your smartphone.

DownsizeSusi Vine began helping others downsize in November 2010

Since then, she has led crews as Team Leader, and she provides consultations for new clients who are considering their move.

Her crews pack and unpack and help people downsize.

Susi earned a BFA and studied Residential Design.  The company looks for people with her experience in design space planning and universal accessibility.  That experience supports the needs of their clients looking to de-clutter, downsize, and relocate to a new home or age in place.

They not only help people with downsizing and moves, but they also build lasting bonds with them.

Did you know that this kind of service existed to help others downsize?   Neither did I. Senior Move Masters helps their clients go from a 3000 square foot house into a 1200 square foot senior living facility.  It almost seems like magic.

In the episode:

    • Tips to downsize and de-clutter.
    • What services are offered by these types of agencies.
    • How Senior Move Masters provides as much or as little support you may need for your move.
    • Family members can provide stress free help with a move.
    • How to Find resources for the extra pieces of a move.

This is an exciting time because there are many more choices than we ever had before!  These include co-housing, aging in place modifications, and retirement communities.  Active Living Communities can remove all the obligations and details and make life as carefree and active as you want it to be!

Don’t be afraid to try new things and take advantage of all the resources that are available.  As our population redefines aging, senior service businesses are growing at a rapid-fire rate. Decide what you enjoy doing for yourself and look into outsourcing the rest.

Contact information: Phone: 800-545-4775 Email: info@seniormovemasters.com Website: http://SeniorMoveMasters.com

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