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We are the CARING Move Management and Life Transitions Company

We joyfully serve every client and their family with care and simplicity, whether they are moving or staying in their home.
We provide customized downsizing, moving and thriving in place services to Seniors and Baby Boomers.
We transform their current or new home into a beautiful, comfortable and functional place to live.

Call us at 630.306.2707 for a complimentary consultation.


*Complimentary Initial Consultation is a 60-90 minute meeting including:

  • Introduction to Downsizing by Design: our company and services
  • Walk through of current home
  • Assessment of rightsizing and moving needs
  • Discussion of needs and timeframe
  • Explanation of next steps

Downsizing And Moving

With Care And Simplicity


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

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

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

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

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

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Who We Serve


Over the past six years, we’ve had the pleasure of supporting over 500 clients in DuPage and Kane Counties in Illinois.  Clients like these:


·         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

·         Family members who have lost a loved one and need to clear out their home or senior living space

·         Empty nesters ready to downsize to a smaller home, condo or active adult community and need help with the process

·         Busy professionals who don’t have the time (or inclination) to prepare for a move

·         Retirement communities offering move-in, clear out, and organizational services to their residents

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.

Phone: 630.306.2707
Proudly Serving DuPage and Kane Counties in the Chicago Area