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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.

Don

Don

Chief Financial Officer

I have supported Pat’s downsizing investment since 2012, when she started Downsizing by Design.  Her staff has always made it their mission to provide great service, comfort and safety for the clients, leading up to their moves and then when they get settled into their new ‘digs’.

Joanie

Joanie

Office Manager

I thrive on making sure all the “nuts and bolts” of each project are clear and set up for success.  I am honored to provide personalized, caring support to each of our Clients, and assure that their moves are seamless and stress-free.

Janelle

Janelle

Operations Manager

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.

Sherri

Sherri

Client Engagement Manager

I am thankful to have found a caring, service oriented, organization to share my years of sales experience with. I love connecting with people and collaborating on how to best meet their needs.

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.

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

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.

Sheila

Sheila

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

Moving is a stressful process. When it is complete, it is rewarding to know I have helped our clients feel that they are at home. I enjoy organizing and have an attention to detail, and am glad I can share these skills to help our customers.

Tina

Tina

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

I love helping others and enjoy organizing. We are a hardworking, compassionate team that finds happiness in serving others together.

Ellen

Ellen

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

Organizing and planning a move can be stressful but it is something I find a lot of comfort in. I love making moves easier for clients. Working on a team that carefully packs and unpacks clients’ loved belongings is a joy to be a part of!

Anders

Anders

Downsizing and Moving Support Associate

With a background in social work, I love the chance to work with people and support them during these times of transition. It is an honor to be welcomed into their homes and entrusted with this important task. I am blessed to work with Downsizing by Design, a company with such a big heart for others.

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