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I’m Not That Kind of Person

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

I got my car detailed for the first time last month. I’m not the kind of person who splurges on things like that, but when I spilled a strawberry smoothie throughout the passenger area, there was no choice. My car is now amazing, cleaner than when it was new! I’m not sure what kind of person details their car, but I guess I am one of them now.

I was 27 when I got my first manicure. I thought women who got manicures were ladies who lunched —- women who were rich and frivolous — and I wasn’t that kind of person. Then I had my first manicure, and I’ve been getting manicures ever since.

An avid gardener, I had mulch delivered and spread 5 cubic yards, by myself, every spring. I’m not the kind of person who uses landscapers.. Three years ago, I started hiring someone to do this, and my back has been grateful.

Over the years, I had a lot of preconceived ideas about people who use services and products that I saw as extravagant. I was convinced it said something about them, and that I was “not that kind of person.” It turns out I was both narrow-minded and wrong. We make choices about products and services every day. Often, it’s less about cost than priorities. A friend who won’t spend money on manicures pays $60/ounce for face cream. We all make choices.

When you first heard about Senior Move Management, perhaps you thought, “I’m not that kind of person.” Maybe you had preconceived ideas about the type of person who uses move management services, like I did about the type of person who details their car, gets manicures or hires help to spread mulch. Do you know what kind of person uses senior move management services? Every kind of person…. people who want more time and convenience, people who want less stress and people who want help with the daunting physical tasks of downsizing and moving.

When the iconic L’Oreal phrase ”Because I’m worth it,” had its origin in 1973, it wasn’t about hair color; it was about choice and self-worth. Prior ads for women’s hair color had focused on their insecurities and concern about how they were seen by others. “Does she or doesn’t she?” asked Clairol. “Only her hairdresser knows for sure.”

L’Oreal had a distinctly different message:

“I use the most expensive hair color in the world, Preference by L’Oreal. It’s not that I don’t care about money. It’s that I care about hair. What’s worth it to me is the way my hair feels. It feels good against my neck. Actually, I don’t mind spending more for L’Oreal. Because I am worth it.”

Why use Senior Move Management services? Because you’re worth it.

6 Responses to “I’m Not That Kind of Person”

Margo K ZitinOctober 2nd, 2018 at 10:38 pm

I was a person who thought many services offered to consumers were frivolous. Like you, I frowned on people who wasted their money on manicures. But I overlooked one important thing: Time. Time is an important asset to conserve. If it takes me two hours to spread the mulch in my flower beds, is this the highest, best use of my time? When I first used your moving services, it was because your team had the know-how to pack my things twice as fast as I did. This meant in the same amount of time that your people packed me to move my residence, I could be at work, making more money than I would have saved by packing myself. Time is so precious. Save it for whatever things are important to you!!

My husband and I have signed up for your service because at this time in our lives “we’re” worth it!

That doesn’t mean that we have chosen to sit back and pay for others to do what we have always done. It means making wise choices about what we can and cannot do — accommodating our wants with our needs.

It’s very freeing to open our minds!

I loved your piece, Margit I was surely not the kind of person to use a Senior Move Management Service, but I did, and 5 years later I am still cheering that decision. Moving Solutions and the women who helped us pack, move, and unpack remain in my heart.
Thank you!

Margit NovackOctober 3rd, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Greetings, and thank you! Holli, Valencia and Sandi had a wonderful time working with you. I am glad you are feeling good about your decision to work with Moving Solutions, and about your decision to move to Foulkeways.

Margit NovackOctober 3rd, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Thank you for your comment about Moving Solutions, and about making wise choices. We are looking forward to helping you with your move to Foulkeways. I hope our involvement means you can spend the next few months doing things you enjoy,knowing that we have your back.

Margit NovackOctober 3rd, 2018 at 12:41 pm

HI Margo,
Thanks for your comments. It’s good to know our involvement gave you the gift of time.

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