Senior Downsizing

As seniors approach their golden years, their home needs change. They may look to move closer to family, reduce the size of their living space or minimize expenses as they transition to a fixed income. Or, they may need help organizing and cleaning their existing home to make life safer and easier.

This process can be difficult and painful both for seniors and their loved ones. Saying goodbye to a home filled with memories and/or departing with treasured possessions can be emotionally and physically draining, especially for those that have physical limitations or medical issues.

Our respectful and trained staff help you by:

  • Separating and returning valuables
  • Recycling appliances and electronics
  • Removing furniture and mattresses
  • Removing trash, hazard waste, yard waste and construction waste
  • Providing resources for estate sales
  • Identifying and transporting items for donation
  • Deep cleaning health-related risk areas

Safety First

Hoarder homes often have health and safety issues associated with them. They can be a safety hazard for the hoarder, their family members, caregivers and the people coming in to clean your house.

Our trained experts know how to deal with fire hazards, chemical hazards, blocked walkways, risks from falling piles of items, structural damage to the home , and unsanitary conditions from molds, bacteria, dust, dirt, animals and bug infestation.

We understand that the possessions in your home aren’t junk or trash and have meaning to you. After we meet with you, we put a plan in place before we start so that your needs and emotions are considered to get your home into a livable condition.

It's About Respect

We understand that the cleanup process is a difficult time for the hoarder and their family members. So, we perform our work in a way that is compassionate, respectful and professional to all those involved.

Privacy is important in the cleaning process, and our goal is to transform your living condition into a respectful living space that you can be proud of. We have the processes to prevent others from ever knowing you had an issue in the first place. Best of all, you won’t see the word “junk” or “hoarder” on any of our vehicles in front of your house.

It is important to note that we do not provide psychological treatment as part of our service.

A study published by researchers at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found older folks who had moved as part of a retirement plan were happier than those who stayed put.

Who you choose to help you when you have a hoarder situation is extremely important.

There are often health, safety and legal issues involved in the cleanup process. And, when a legal order for cleanup becomes part of the process, time becomes a major issue.

Working with the professionals at Hands On Services provides you with the following benefits:

  • Experience – We have years of experience cleaning out and repairing hoarder houses.
  • Company Insured – We carry all of the appropriate insurances to give you the peace of mind that we will do your job the right.
  • Family-Owned – We are committed and dedicated to our common goal of providing you with the best service possible.
Downsizing is an emotional, stressful and painful process for many seniors. This is especially true if they have physical limitations, medical issues or simply don't have anyone to help them.

Once you have located your new home, our professional staff has years of experience helping people just like you to sort through your treasured possessions.

Our process includes:

  • We assess the situation first
    We determine how many rooms you need help with, what you plan for distribution is (sell, donate, and/or dispose), as well as the equipment, supplies and staff needed.

  • We form a strategy 
    We plan how the project will be approached, when the work will be done and who will do it.

  • We arrange for equipment and supplies 
    Trucks, dumpsters, containers, boxes and other supplies will be arranged.

  • We implement the strategy
    We get the work done.

  • We provide resources for estate sales 
    We provide resources for this assistance if needed.
Once we are done, you will be ready for your mover to come an move you to your new place.

We carry all of the appropriate business insurances. This gives us the incentive to make sure we get your job done right.

Since we also help you coordinate any repair work that needs to be done, we always make sure that any specialty contractors (electricians, plumbers, etc.) we bring in have the appropriate insurances as well.

This provides you with:

  • Job Done Right 
    We are motivated to get your job done right the first time with no damage.

  • Qualified Professionals
    Our staff and contract partners are trained and qualified.

  • Peace of Mind 
    You can count on us to be there for you when you need your job done right.
Because we are a family-owned business, our family members form a grounded and loyal foundation for our company. The result is that we are all dedicated to our common goal of providing you with the best service possible.

This means the following advantages for you:

  • Company Stability 
    We will continue to be here when you need us.

  • Familiar Contacts
    You will enjoy the familiarity of having the same people serving you.

  • Accountability 
    We are accountable to you, your project and our family.

  • Flexibility
    We all wear multiple hats and are flexible in getting your job done right and on time.

  • Trust 
    You can trust that our business is based on family values.

  • Understanding 
    We have the experience of how family dynamics work and apply those to your needs.