We simplify one of the life’s most challenging transitions.
Downsizing is a difficult decision that has emotional, logistical, physical, and time-consuming components.
We help our clients take the stress out of this life changing event through comprehensive planning.
We work together with you to develop a plan and ensure that everything is done according to the plan.
With our extensive experience, we make this goal achievable and more manageable.
Tracey and her crew have been such a help to me over the last several years. She has always been available and exhibits a cheerful and positive attitude.
She arranged for my mother’s move into an assisted living facility and took care of every detail! She does it all with such efficiency, competence and warmth! I’m so lucky to have found her.
Just as young parents often buy a larger home to accommodate a growing family, older adults are frequently interested in having less space and fewer home maintenance responsibilities. They may want to facilitate a busier lifestyle that is focused on family, friends, traveling, socializing, and volunteering. They may be preparing for the aging process when it gets more difficult to keep up with everything that people do in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.
When people decide to downsize themselves, their parents, or other relatives, they are forced to deal with the mementos as well as the clutter that has accumulated over a lifetime. Sometimes the selling of the family home can be a result of a disability, an illness, or death of a loved one.
While some sell their house to move to a retirement community or other senior care facilities, there are other seniors that prefer to move to a smaller house or apartment. Still others will choose to rearrange the current home to live on one level if possible.
Our Transition Support Services
Planning (questions we help you answer)
- What are your different housing options?
- Do you want to age in place?
- What modifications need to be made?
- What additional supports will you need?
- Would you like to move into a community?
- What types of communities exist?
- Do your finances support your goals?
- How will you time your move?
Moving Out (staying organized while packing)
- Coordinate home sales
- Manage clean outs
- Create a checklist
- Arrange estate auctions
- Heirloom distribution
Moving In (things we do to make moving “easier”)
- Check out the new place
- Know the new layout
- Decide what will fit
- Create a checklist
- Determine unpacking strategies
- Manage utilities and change addresses
- Change doctors and other service professionals if necessary
Creating a Personalized Checklist (What do I do with all of this Stuff?)
- What Do You Keep, Trash, Donate, or Sell
- What Charities, Auction Houses, Consignment Stores Do I Use
- What Do You Give Family Members Now
- How Do You Track Items for Tax Purposes
- How Do You Track My Items for Sale
- Ways to Divide Your Belongings Among Family Members Peacefully
- Relocation Support (address changes, driver’s license, voter registration, bank setup, mail forwarding, phone, utilities etc.)
Whether you are decluttering or downsizing, it can be an emotionally draining process. You deal with the past that your possessions symbolize – good times and bad. Be patient with yourself. Pace yourself. Do not try to do it overnight. Engage family or friends to help or hire people who can make the process easier and provide the shoulder to lean on while you do it. You will be glad you did it.