A few years ago as Marilyn Karpoff was managing her real estate business she discovered that clients, co-workers, and peers – many of whom are baby boomers – were struggling with lifestyle choices for themselves and their aging parents that were throwing off their work-life balance. She immediately understood the implications for her business. More importantly, because of her own family life situation, she understood on a very personal level the needs of this population very well. Marilyn, as a baby boomer herself, cared for her elderly mother. Because her mother chose to stay in her own home, Marilyn began educating herself about growing older without having to move, or as discussed in the new, trendy senior living terminology, “Aging in Place” which she found her mother fully embraced. She did not want to leave her home, it was familiar and warm. Marilyn successfully modified her mother’s home to accommodate it for safe living so she could maintain her independence.
In her work, Marilyn also began encountering situations with seniors who had no family or children, or whose closest relatives lived far away. They needed assistance with emptying their residence once they decided to downsize or move to an assisted living or retirement community, as well as managing all of the tasks associated with the relocation. Marilyn knew she had an innate affinity for the emotional support required for this type of transition as it allowed her to utilize her positive approach to life, warm and lively personality, and can-do attitude. To ease the physical burden of moving, she realized she had the perfect contacts through her real estate business. This led to the natural outgrowth of her company and in 2010 Marilyn developed the signature service, Moving On NYC.
Senior Transition, which includes Aging in Place, is a growing phenomenon within the baby boomer generation because more than 50 percent of middle-aged people today still have both parents living. Only about 5 percent of previous generations had parents living when they reached middle age. Because of the inherent challenges, grown children need emotional and physical support while caring for their parents during a change of life circumstance. Moving On NYC understands and appreciates the difficulties of aging and eldercare, as well the burden of loss.
Marilyn Karpoff realizes that everyone’s situation is unique and offers personal, individualized, and confidential transition planning through Moving on NYC to help you lessen the stress and make the transition smoother. Change is not easy but we can help you take those first steps.
Charlotte has 29 years experience in the art world, where she worked extensively with art shipping, conservation, appraisals, art galleries, and auction houses. As a trained artist, Charlotte can expedite proper shipping and crating of art and collectibles, and has dealt with movers in California, Hawaii and New York. She is also trained in Interior Design and has supervised the building and renovation of houses in those states. Her personal love of fine objects assures our customers that the careful handling and transportation of their cherished possessions is our top priority.
As a family-owned and operated business, we take personal pride in delivering the best service for a GUARANTEED, flat-rate price. We also recognize the importance of client referrals. A business like ours thrives on its reputation, so we make it our mission to provide the very best service and cultivate our hard-earned reputation for getting the job done professionally, on time and on budget.
Movers with over 25 years experience, we know how to make moving extremely efficient. We are keenly aware of how precious your time is, and strictly adhere to following a move timeline. We handle everything from planning, packing, and labeling to unpacking in your new home, we take the hard part of moving and make it a simple affair for you. We wrap large items, furniture, paintings and hang clothes in wardrobe boxes. There are no surprises or hidden charges on moving day.
We have experience moving small to large businesses, whether it’s during the week, overnight, or on weekends. We are fully bonded and have extensive insurance required by commercial buildings. We can handle everything from packing, labeling, computer and telecom moves, unpacking, and furniture disassemble/reassemble to ensure a swift, hassle free move. We coordinate every detail of your relocation so that we can minimize the interruption to your day-to-day business and get you back up and running fast.
We can handle storage moves for you as well. If you do not already have a storage facility you use, we can arrange affordable storage unit(s) for your items, for long or short term storage. We will ensure the storage facility will meet your needs for large items, climate control, ease of accessibility, or any other requirement you may have.
We specialize in home improvement, kitchen/bathroom remodeling, and preparing your home to accommodate you in the next stage of your life.
Fully licensed insured, and bonded, we provide free estimates. With a neat and knowledgeable professional crew, no job is too big or too small. We have licensed architects as well as plumbing and electrical workers to handle both residential and commercial projects. Some of our services include: