Downsizing & Move Management

Smooth Transitions® can help simplify your next move. We provide you and your adult children with project management expertise and customized move management services to take the stress out of downsizing and moving.

Our services include:

  • Developing a move plan based on your priorities and your new living space
  • Guiding the sorting of all household items: move, disperse, sell, donate, dispose
  • Consulting with appraisers for valuation or sale of possessions
  • Facilitating the sale or donation of belongings
  • Coordinating your move: pack, mover, unpack and set up your new home

Smooth Transitions® works with a network of trusted professionals and vendors including movers, auctioneers, estate sales companies, appraisers, cleaners, photo organizers, realtors, charities and more. You have the option to work with these vendors to ensure everything you need is taken care of so you can focus on preparing for and enjoying your new home and lifestyle.

Decluttering, Organizing, Simplifying

Most of us have too much stuff! The prospect of decluttering, organizing and discarding our belongings can be daunting. Whether you plan to move soon or not for years, we can help you create a safer, clutter-free environment.

Our services include:

  • Defining your priorities and long-term vision for your home
  • Evaluating what you want in your home and what you no longer use or need
  • Deciding what you will donate, sell or discard always based on your wishes
  • Coordinating with contractors to help with household improvements and to install safety or mobility products
  • Exploring home care maintenance concerns and needs

We apply the same coordinated and compassionate organizing techniques to help you stay in your home as we do to help you move.

Estate Dispersal

Smooth Transitions® provides services for the dispersal of household belongings after the death of a loved one.

Amid the grief of losing a loved one comes the challenge of clearing out a home, preparing it for sale and making hundreds of decisions about what to do with all your family member’s belongings. Daily responsibilities or distances can make these tasks seem even more overwhelming for family members. Family members may have different ideas about how to handle the estate and we offer a neutral, compassionate, confidential and professional consultant to guide the process.

Our services include:

  • Sorting and dispersing possessions according to family member’s wishes
  • Arranging for sale or donation of remaining household items
  • Scheduling any needed minor repairs to ready the house for sale
  • Arranging for professional house cleaning

Smooth Transitions® will work under the direction of family members, attorneys or trust officers to organize and distribute the estate according to you and your family member’s wishes.