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Downsizing and Moving

With Care and Simplicity

We are the CARING Move Management and Life Transitions Company

Our Mission

To joyfully serve every client with care and simplicity. We ease the stress of downsizing and moving and transform the new or current home into a beautiful, comfortable and functional place to live.

Downsizing by Design received the A+ Accreditation from the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) in November, 2017.

This Accreditation represents the highest level of professional achievement that can be awarded to a Senior Move Management company that offers services of the highest quality.

Our President, Pat Keplinger is proud to be a Senior Move Manager-Certified in 2015, and renewed in 2018. This honor is presented to individuals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience in the Senior Move Management profession.

What Our Clients Say

There is no way we could have moved without Downsizing by Design team’s services. Along with the movers, you made a great coordinated effort that was stress free. Most importantly, it is really clear you all care.
~Karen L. Former Executive Director, Windsor Park Manor

I am so glad I found Pat and her team at Downsizing by Design! They helped to make my Mom’s transition to an independent living community as smooth as it could be. They are a great mix of efficiency and caring. They really spent the time to make sure my Mom’s needs were met and that the job got done on time.
~Eric Burgess

Thank you for the great job you accomplished in packing us up and moving us to our new home. We were very happy with all your workers and the movers. They all worked so hard to accomplish a big job in a short time.
~Rita T.

FREE Initial Consultation

We introduce ourselves, discuss your goals, and follow-up with a written estimate.

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Customized Client Plan & Resources

A clear and concise plan is created.

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Sorting & Rightsizing

Support in the rightsizing process, room by room. We help you decide what to keep, donate, sell, dispose of or recycle.

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Floor Planning

Plan for new home with existing furniture and ideas for additional items if desired. Using our floor plan will save time and money on move day!

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Packing

Efficient and careful labeling of boxes. Arrange for a reputable moving company.

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Move-Day Coordination

Finish packing, oversee movers and coordinate move activities in current and new homes.

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Unpacking & Settling Into Your New Home

Direct movers on furniture placement. Unpack everything and settle into new home. Remove all boxes and packing material.

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Additional Services

Place and hang artwork, additional organizing and rightsizing, donation or sale of unneeded items.

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Photo Organizing

We personalize your photo organization plan, sort, and organize your photos.

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Whom We Serve

Over the past six years, we’ve had the pleasure of supporting hundreds of clients and their families.  Clients like these:

  • Boomers and Seniors ready to transition to a new home or transform their existing home to meet their changing needs and lifestyle.
  • Busy adult children needing assistance or guidance as they move their parents, especially when managing the process long distance.
  • Busy professionals who don’t have the time (or inclination) to prepare for a move or to clear out their home after a move.
  • Empty nesters ready to downsize to a smaller home, condo or active adult community and need help with the process.
  • Family members who have lost a loved one and need to clear out their home or senior living space.

Organizations We Support

Phone: 630.306.2707
Email: wecare@downsizingbydesign.com
Proudly Serving West Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties in the Chicago Area