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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 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. We have served hundreds of clients to downsize, rightsize, plan, and coordinate their moves and bring organization to their homes. Although we support boomers and seniors, we also help any individuals or couples who are moving or wanting to remain in their home for years to come.

 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.

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.

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.

Charlea

Charlea

Team Leader

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.

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.

Kathy

Kathy

Senior 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.

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.

Laura

Laura

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

My 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

Marketing and Sales 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.”

We Proudly Support

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