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 Note from Our Founder

It’s rare to absolutely love the work you do–I count myself blessed to be one of those people. Our work and ministry is not just packing and moving, it’s personal and caring.

With my background in nursing, training, consulting and project management, as well as my desire to help people, I saw senior move management as an opportunity to provide a much-needed service to seniors and their families.

Downsizing by Design opened its doors in May 2012 and has served over 500 clients and their families: downsizing/rightsizing, planning, organizing and coordinating moves.

 I am blessed and humbled to work with a group of thoughtful, caring, talented and hard-working individuals. They work amazingly well as a team and go above and beyond to take care of clients as if they were family. We would love the opportunity to serve you.

From,                                                 

Pat Keplinger

Pat Keplinger
R.N., Certified Senior Move Manager

Founder and President
Downsizing by Design
Member of the NASMM Board of Directors (2017-2019)

Meet Our Team

Our team has diverse backgrounds, yet united by a passion to serve with ease and grace.

LuAnn

LuAnn

Director Of Move Management

Downsizing by Design represents ‘old school values’. I think it’s so important that our clients receive quality service with a personal touch and a genuine smile. Working for a company that put’s the client’s needs first and does so with integrity is a joy.

Janelle

Janelle

Senior Team Leader

I love the moment when we say “Welcome home.” That moment when the current or new space is transformed into something familiar, warm, welcoming…home.

Laura

Laura

Team Leader

It is an honor to be welcomed into our clients’ homes and to be trusted to assist them in packing up their valuables and setting up their new homes. My aim is to reduce our clients’ stress by keeping things safe, simple and pleasant.

Eileen

Eileen

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I am blessed to be able to work with such a compassionate, caring and efficient group of people. I am honored to be able to work with our clients to make their moves less stressful and their new homes comfortable.

Kristi

Kristi

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

My passion is organizing. I love seeing the pleasure and relief on clients’ faces when they see their home organized and clutter-free. I feel truly blessed to be able to help them feel comfortable in their home.

Kathy

Kathy

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I love working for a company that goes above and beyond in serving its clients, treating each one with the same care and compassion as we would for our own family members.

Laura

Laura

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

SuMy goal is to provide a calm and comforting environment while I pack our clients’ lifelong belongings. The move can be stressful, but I am committed to assist them every step of the way. The team and I want them to be happy in their new home with all of their treasures!

Lynn

Lynn

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

After going through this process with my parents, I know how difficult it is to help someone to leave their home of many years. I feel honored to be part of this company which assists our clients in making the transition a bit easier.

Donna

Donna

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I’m excited to be able to lend my ability and friendly energy to clients. Assisting them through the rigors surrounding a move and helping them to feel that their new place is indeed, “home.”

Sue

Sue

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I have a passion for sorting, organizing and interior design, and there is no better place than Downsizing by Design to bring my passions together! There is nothing more gratifying than completing a move and leaving our client in a well-organized and safe home!

Jim

Jim

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I have experienced the stress of having loved ones face a change of living arrangements under unexpected and difficult circumstances. I find it rewarding to be able to come alongside our clients and use my gifts to simplify the transition process.

Charlea

Charlea

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I absolutely love working with our team. We work together efficiently and all want the best for our clients as they transition into their new phase of life.

The Downsizing By Design Difference

We make it easy for you.

Our staff members ensure that your move runs smoothly. We are knowledgeable, flexible, and dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. Many of our clients trust us to handle the entire process so they can spend more time with their loved ones, whether they live locally or out of town. 

We care.

We understand how emotional it is to not only move from your home but also to downsize. We’ve gone through this process with our own loved ones. We don’t just pack and unpack, we help you sort through memories, make decisions, and enter the next stage of your life with less stress.

We go above and beyond.

We listen to your needs and concerns and do what it takes to make sure your transition goes smoothly. We’ll even take photos of your house before packing so we can unpack your household goods, arranging them in the same way in your new home.

Our experience distinguishes us.

Our team members’ backgrounds in nursing, physical and occupational therapy, teaching, organizing and social work, as well as other unique talents and experiences contribute to the highest quality of service.

Phone: 630.306.2707
Email: wecare@downsizingbydesign.com
Proudly Serving DuPage and Kane Counties in the Chicago Area