We regularly help clients move from their home to aged care. moving to aged care During March-April we helped Ruby move from her retirement unit to a lovely aged care room at Cumberland View in Wheelers Hill.

Ruby (name changed for privacy purposes) was lucky that she was able to move within the same complex as Cumberland View is a retirement village with an aged care complex as well.  At 96 Ruby is still amazing but had found preparing meals had become too much, hence her move:

  • We helped Ruby to identify what she must take and what furniture would fit.
  • Her friends had already done some packing, so we completed the packing and got everything ready for move day.
  • We moved her and set up her furniture in her new room/suite.
  • We did most of the unpacking but left a few boxes for her to unpack with friends – her photos, her jewellery.
  • Importantly, we updated her son (who lives in Sydney) on the events of the day.  It had all gone smoothly and we left Ruby enjoying a meal in her new room.
  • A few days later, we sorted out her retirement unit sending items to auction, charity and removing the rest.


Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist
Aging Specialist, ICD  |  CD Specialist, ICD  |  Hoarding Specialist, ICD  | Expert Member AAPO 
Based in Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted 100’s of homes & helped 100’s of senior adults & their families.   I regularly speak about 3a decluttering and smart downsizing.