IN THE NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Paul, MN —2/15/17 — The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) announced Sort Toss Pack has been awarded the NASMM A+ Accreditation for a period of three years for its excellence in Senior Move Management operations and client services.
This is the first accreditation NASMM has awarded to Sort Toss Pack.
“This accreditation decision represents the highest level of professional achievement that can be awarded to a Senior Move Management company, and demonstrates the organization’s substantial conformance to NASMM standards,” said Mary Kay Buysse, NASMM’s Executive Director. “An organization receiving a three-year NASMM A+ Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. A NASMM A+ Accredited Senior Move Management company has demonstrated to a team of reviewers its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.”
Sort Toss Pack works in conjunction with OEA Realty and Odds & Ends Again resale store to bring the greatest value added service for seniors in transition.
The NASMM A+ Accreditation Commission is the independent, nonprofit accrediting body of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. It’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of Senior Move Management services through a consultative accreditation process focusing on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 2002, NASMM is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers in the United States, Canada and abroad. NASMM is internationally-recognized for its innovative programs and expertise related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults.
Senior Housing Directory
Our owner, Jodi Laliberte was featured in the Senior Housing Directory (available at most community centers and libraries), giving tips on how to downsize. Here is the full article:
Dorothy and Bob considered a significant downsizing move since his retirement 15 years ago. Their 4-Bedroom, 2,800 square foot home had the “empty nest” syndrome. Children’s old bedrooms now stored excess clothes, books and memorabilia. The basement was packed with decades of unused sporting equipment, holiday decor and bins. The home’s elegant staircase had become a daunting climb. Why delay the inevitable move?
The most common phrase heard in the senior downsizing business is, “I’m overwhelmed.” Downsizing can be done if you follow a simple plan. Begin in the home’s outer areas – garage, attic and basement. These areas accumulate items that are “out of sign, out of mind.” It’s easier to dispose of rusted tools and cracked planters than to sort through everyday items.
Now its time to tackle the home’s lesser used rooms like extra bedrooms. Excess furniture can be removed for resale (buyout) or donation. Closets are next. Follow the same order of less used first. Attack the two most commonly accumulated items – clothes and papers. Bag up and donate clothes that don’t fit. Shred outdated bills and recycle old periodicals.
Finally, move to smaller things in cabinets and drawers. Who needs 14 vases or five sets of mismatched sheets?
Downsizing is very possible when done in organized steps. You’ll feel better and more prepared for a lighter move.
Ready to get started? Contact Sort Toss Pack for a free appraisal!