Thinking of downsizing?
UK Down Sizer is a professional company that takes away the stress of moving, from start to finish.
We will help plan your move and be with you every step of the way.
UK Downsizer works with older adults and their families to guide them through the all aspects of downsizing and moving house.
For individuals who have not moved in 30, 40 or 50 years, the process of downsizing and moving can be emotionally overwhelming, and physically demanding.
At UK Downsizer we provide all the necessary services to help older adults and their families downsize and relocate to new environments with care and expertise that gives you peace of mind.
How It Works
As specialists we provide assistance to our clients and involved family members in preparing individuals mentally and emotionally for the transition ahead by offering either all or a combination of the services shown opposite.
If you or your loved ones are interested in any of the services offered please get in touch to discuss your needs and get a free no obligation quotation.
- Developing an overall move plan
- Organizing, sorting, and downsizing services
- Move coordination/oversight – before, during, and after the move
- Interviewing, scheduling, and overseeing movers
- Local and long distance moving
- House de-cluttering services
- Professional packing
- Junk removal
- In-depth handling of the client’s estate sale, including negotiating with solicitors
- Shipping heirlooms to family members
- Arranging for storage services
- Unpacking and setting up the new home
- Connecting the client with estate agents who specialize in selling homes for older people
- Cleaning and staging the property to be sold
Who uses senior moving and downsizing services?
Downsizing management is a rapidly growing niche in the moving industry because of the increasing numbers of Baby Boomers who are starting to retire and seek out alternative, active, adult living situations as well as those who are no longer able to cope with the maintenance of their homes and have no need for a large property once their children have grown and fled the nest, these services help to fill a widening gap.
Facts about moving in later live
According to the National Association of Senior Move Managers, people aged 65 and up will account for 20% of the UK population by 2030. Due to an array of challenges rising from today’s modern world, families may no longer be the first line of contact in relocating a senior. In fact, over 50% of clients who contacted companies regarding senior moving were calling for themselves, while only 30% were calling for their loved ones.
Families may live in other counties or countries and be too far to help. Some families may have career obligations and be unable to take the extra time off of work. Other elderly people may not have any surviving children. In some cases, the move may come as a sudden result of an illness that cannot be treated at home or even the death of a spouse.
A staggering 51% of clients contact downsizing companies only 2-4 weeks in advance of a move which indicates loved ones and their family members are grossly unprepared or under prepared to handle a drastic change in living accommodations.