There is a trend in moving now that was even discussed by one celebrity in a Howard Stern interview. This trend is a dream come true for both the person or family who is moving and professional organizers across the country. I like to call this service, “The Magical Move-In.” It’s like when you go to a Disney resort and your bags magically get to your hotel room from the airport and you don’t have to lift a finger!
Basically what happens is that a professional organizer or team of organizers moves you into your new home. You and your family can walk through the door on Day 1 and everything is put away in an organized manner and you can begin your new life. Who wouldn’t love that? Especially after all the stress of selling a home, buying a home, packing up and relocating.
Benefits for the family
I want to share some experiences my team has had while working on a “Magical Move-In.” My first experience with this service was with a family. The mother and father had very high-level jobs and were in the process of relocating for work. They also had two small children who were being uprooted from the only home they knew. The parents’ goal was for their children to walk in, feel comfortable and have their bedroom and play room set up. Clothes were put in the closets, beds were made, towels were hung in the bathrooms, food was placed in the pantry…you get the picture. For the children, this meant their new space would look a little like their old space because all the furniture and toys and linens were the same. For the parents, who had to move and get right back to work, this meant they didn’t have to take a week off to get settled. It also meant that no matter what the old house looked like, this new place would be organized from the start. How many people can say that?
Another client we worked with was a single dad. He traveled for work and really didn’t have the time to set up his townhouse. So my team and I unpacked, hung artwork, built shelves, got rid of duplicate kitchen utensils and household items and he continued with his life while we did this. He was happy to come home after a trip and find his new home all set up. Except the TV and stereo – that was his area of expertise.
Why Organizers Love It
From the organizers’ perspective – this is a dream job! We have a clean slate to start with and depending on the amount of direction or free range we receive from the client, we can really have a ball setting up an entire house. It’s a chance for us to suggest uniform bins for closets and shelves, set up a kitchen efficiently, organize the toys and do a little decorating too. We can also help the homeowner get rid of anything they really don’t need, want or use. Ideally this step is done before the move but we realize, that is not always possible.
What it takes
For an average size home with an average amount of stuff, a magical move in can take anywhere from a couple days to a full week with 2-3 organizers. If you are working and can pay the organizers less than what you make in a week, I think it’s worth the investment for your comfort and peace of mind. Something to consider the next time you make a move.