“Make Your Next Move” Seminar at Pleasant View Retirement Community

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On April 8, Moove In Self Storage had the opportunity to speak at the “Make Your Next Move” seminar series at Pleasant View Retirement Community. I, Rachel Bechard, property manager at our Manheim location, provided some tips and tricks to get ready for a big move as well as some things to keep in mind when downsizing. I have presented this class previously for Pleasant View, and it was a hit then as well! So, I was happy to go back and help even more members of our community learn how to downsize the best way.

Pro TipsI covered the dos and don’ts, starting with 6 months before the move and leading all the way up to moving day and beyond. I gave everyone time to share their knowledge and experience alongside my lesson plan – it’s always best to listen to others who have been there before because you will most likely learn a new tip or trick that you can use later. I also shared some of the tips from my 40-Day De-Clutter program which I have presented to members of the Manheim Chamber. All the residents really enjoyed them – I mean, everyone can use a little de-cluttering in their life, right? The class was a wonderful experience for all in attendance, me included.

Keep, Sell, Donate or TrashWe had the opportunity for some open Q&A time after my presentation, where I answered questions and advised the residents on the proper courses of action to take regarding their concerns; everything from how to pick a mover (Answer: by personal referral as opposed to online reviews) to what to do with old cans of paint (Answer: call your local disposal service and ask where the nearest hazardous material recycling drop-off center is). I think everyone came away from the class with at least one thing they didn’t know before, which is fantastic!

Everyone enjoyed the delicious scones and fresh fruit that was provided by Pleasant View with coffee and tea for the seminar (apparently the recipe came from a Downton Abbey marathon night, yummy!). Amanda Hall from Pleasant View gave out prizes to her residents who had perfect attendance for the seminar series. My class was just one in a series they hold to educate their current and prospective residents on everything from diet and nutrition to moving and more. She also went over some of the previous topics from the seminars leading up to my presentation to recap for everyone what they have learned so far.

It was a great afternoon full of laughs and learning. Each of the residents in attendance walked away with a smile! I am so happy to have the opportunity to help Pleasant View provide valuable information to their current and prospective residents on a regular basis.

If you’d like more information about how to get ready for a big move or how to downsize your home, please contact me, Rachel Bechard, at our Manheim location by calling 717-664-0197 or emailing me at manheim@moovein.com. If you have some great tips to share on moving and downsizing, please post them in the comments below.

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