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From moving with ease to easy living

Seabrook’s personal touch offers more than all the moving apps combined

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August 29th, 2017
Mildred and David Cohen have decorated their new home at Seabrook with a number of collections, paintings, and other ornate pieces, including several antiques.

Mildred and David Cohen have decorated their new home at Seabrook with a number of collections, paintings, and other ornate pieces, including several antiques. 


When it comes to moving, you can find apps that will keep you organized through packing, painting, and even making new friends. 

But how do you keep all those apps organized? And what happens if you’re not app or tech savvy? 

Seabrook Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Williamson is like your own walking, talking resources of all the apps out there related to moving and decorating. With a deeply personal touch, she recommends trusted real estate agents, movers, senior move managers, and other vendors. 

One-stop shop

Williamson visits people interested in moving to Seabrook in their current home to learn exactly how they use their space and find the perfect apartment style at the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J. 

She helps with room design, furniture placement, and downsizing.

And not only does Williamson give people moving to Seabrook a list of trusted resources, she also gives them peace of mind.

Theresa Park worked with Williamson and Erickson Living’s network of preferred real estate agents to list her single family home in Waco, Tex., and facilitate the moving process to Seabrook.

“The agent was very kind and efficient,” Theresa says. Her home sold in just ten days, and she says the process was easier than expected.

“No matter where you’re moving from, Erickson Realty and Moving Services has a network of professionals committed to facilitating your move,” Williamson says.

“I moved to be close to my sister,” Theresa says, and that she is. The sales team at Seabrook helped her find an apartment home in the same residence building as Mary Kliauga, Theresa’s sister, and Mary’s husband Paul. The threesome has been able to spend ample time together since Theresa settled in. 

An organized move

Williamson also helped Lorraine Pribish with her move to Seabrook from the 55-plus community where she had lived for ten years.

“Having Laurie [Williamson] available made my move less stressful,” Lorraine says.

Williamson recommended a moving company, furniture placement, and donation sites like Habitat for Humanity. 

Since Lorraine used an Erickson Living-recommended real estate agent, who was also her friend, she qualified for a credit of up to $2,000 on her monthly service package for eligible moving-related expenses. 

“I really love it here,” Lorraine says. “I don’t have any outside yard work to do anymore. I don’t have to cook anymore. I eat my main evening meal at one of the restaurants. It’s easy living.”

Ditch the downsizing decisions 

David and Mildred Cohen trusted Williamson so much that they would say,

 “Go for it, girl!” when she suggested something, Mildred says. 

They downsized by selling and donating unwanted and unused items. And the woman who purchased their house—a librarian—kept their collection of books. 

Thanks to Williamson’s advice on downsizing and furniture placement, they moved several delicate collections—one of ivory figurines, one of elephant figurines, and one of porcelain antique dishes. The collections now decorate their home, where warm hues of tans, browns, and creams give it a comforting air. 

David and Mildred opted for a Seabrook-recommended real estate agent and are glad they did. She not only sold their house quickly and for a fair price, but she continues to stay in touch with them today. 

“It was a lot easier than we expected,” says David.



Moving? There’s an app for that

Find a mover, organize packing

Moving Planner – Create moving checklists from more than 210 preloaded items.

Sortly Home Move Pro – Create a visual inventory of everything you pack.

Home Move Pro – Organize your move with written and audio notes, and photos of packed items.

Moving Guru – Find a moving company, create task lists, and get packing tips.

MyMove – Read reviews on moving companies near you, estimate moving costs, create task lists, and take notes.

Prepare for the move

Buddytruk – Find a local driver and truck to move large items like a mattress, recliner, or anything else.

MoveMatch – Calculate the weight and volume of your belongings, find a professional local mover, and make a list of where each item should go in your new home.

Settle in

TaskRabbit – Connect with neighbors ready to help with moving tasks. Name your price and errand, and TaskRabbit will find a qualified Tasker to do the job.

BrightNest – Create a personalized to-do list for your home, and home improvement and organization tips.

Paint My Place – Take a photo of any room, then experiment with different color palettes before using the real thing.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas – Get inspired by a massive home design database full of ideas, resources, and local vendors.

Houzz Sketch – Create room designs, mood boards, and floor plans by adding products, photos, measurements, notes, stickers, and more to your Sketch. Then create a shopping list of your products and share with anyone.

MagicPlan – Plan your furniture placement without breaking your back. Take photos of your new rooms, and this app will measure the space, creating floor plans that you can use to rearrange furniture until you’re satisfied.