Lovely to meet you...
Hi, I'm Rachael Nash of Organising With Rachael.
I'm Rachael Nash of Organising With Rachael.
I became a senior move consultant because I believe my clients' later years should be a time for sharing, reflection and enjoyment, not stressing about their future and feeling unsupported.
Having been brought up by my grandparents, I learnt the importance of family history, compassion and good manners and I feel it's my duty to uphold those values in my work and give back to the generations that have given us so much.
I've previously worked in child care, retail, business administration and bookkeeping where I loved to implement systems and create order. Coincidentally, I also helped set up my Dad's unit and garage after my step mum passed away at about the same time.
The challenges we faced when letting go of her belongings while still respecting her memory were immense but formative and I decided I wanted to help others do the same for their loved ones.
When I'm not helping clients in their home I can be found cooking, doing embroidery, travelling and watching British telly.
My accomplishments are:
Trained Member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
Member of the Professional Organisers' Edge
Certificates of study from the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre including Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a senior move consultant?
I help you develop a floor plan that takes your lifestyle and any mobility requirements into account so you can visualise your belongings in your new home and be confident that everything will fit
I take care of all the details so you can sleep at night
I take care of the packing and unpacking so you can be available to support your parents' emotional needs instead of doing the physical work
I objectively facilitate your parents' decision making about their things, at a pace that suits them so you can continue working and/or being there for your children
What's the difference between a senior move consultant and a moving company?
Senior move consultants address the whole move - from the initial downsizing right through to making the bed in the new home. SMC's also collaborate with multiple parties (adult children/senior living staff) and utilise effective communication strategies for older adults.
Removalists secure and move furniture and boxes between residences. They may also take apart and reassemble furniture.
How much does a move cost?
The cost varies for each move depending on factors such as services required, the size of your house and the amount of items to sort. You'll receive a quote at the end of the consultation.
How soon before the move should I contact you?
It's never too early to discuss your move and I'd be happy to help clarify what your move may involve. A clear plan can help a big change seem more manageable.
I'm not ready to move yet but I need to begin downsizing. Will you help?
Absolutely! I do many downsizing only jobs and am passionate about helping you create a pleasant and safe environment in your home. You still have to live there before you move!
Can you help arrange my current home ready for sale?
Yes, I can tailor a service to meet your needs in that area.
Can you refer me to other services?
Yes I can certainly connect you with other professionals in my network.
Are you insured?
I'm fully insured
Hold a current police check and am trained in First Aid and CPR
Bound by the National Association of Senior Move Managers code of ethics