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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.

Whom We Serve

Over the past seven 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.

Our owner explains the moving, sorting, and packing process when working with the Downsizing by Design.

We Proudly Support

Phone: 630.306.2707
Proudly Serving West Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties in the Chicago Area