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I want to take this opportunity to thank LuAnn and Kristi for all that you did. Not just the beyond-the-call-of-duty work, but for your flexibility, kindnesses and emotional support…and the freshly baked banana bread!

I truly couldn’t have done it without you.

Judy Davis

“I am sending you and your team at Downsizing by Design a big thank you for how well planned and how smoothly the move proceeded yesterday. Having your team take charge of the move from beginning to end was the best decision. The level of stress it saved me was immeasurable. At no time did my mom feel any inconvenience or worry.


The level of professionalism that you and your team showed was of the highest caliber. I cannot thank you all enough.”

 Kay Pottorff

“The packing was wonderful-they took great care of packing up my possessions. The crew was very informative.

 Harriet Kroeger

“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your team – so efficient and kind! We had a great packing day. Thank you so much!

 Joyce Kafer

“Your team of workers are pros at packing and unpacking. They were also friendly and patient!

  Judy Cassani

“Just finished a project….my father’s home….From Illinois to Colorado! Long distance should have been a nightmare…Not with these folks! Smooth and very professional! Highly recommend (that’s an understatement!!!!) “

Janice Norton

“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. Both Jim and I wanted you to know how pleased we were with the move.”

Rita Testin, Naperville, IL

‘I was in such a state and found the staff’s confidence and capabilities very reassuring. I especially benefitted from their organizational skills and appreciated that they had a ‘good eye’ for placement of accessories. When the team left, all was move-in ready. I loved it!!!

J Higgins, Naperville, IL

“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. Their experience and knowledge of other people and resources to use during the time was very helpful. Pat and her employees are a delight to work with! I couldn’t imagine doing this without them.”
Eric Burgess, Chicago

“Downsizing by Design has been tremendous through this whole process, this company is top notch. Thanks again for the many ways that you served Dad and our family. Your company makes a positive difference in the midst of difficult times, and your compassionate, skilled leadership shines through. Downsizing by Design adds value to the seasons of transition, those that are chosen and those that come uninvited”
Laura Benson,  Raleigh, North Carolina


“We all appreciate the special attention and assistance you are providing for my sister.  Your team provided just the right people needed to make a smooth transition and the needs and comforts for her new suite. Thanks to everyone.”
Betty Nass, Washington, D.C. 


“I can’t thank you enough for the amazing services you provided in downsizing and moving my mom into assisted living. So many years of accumulation were packed into her home, and the Downsizing by Design team moved through all of that so quickly and efficiently, yet with care and sensitivity for all her possessions. You could see the delight in her eyes when we brought her into her new apartment for the first time. We could not have done this without you and your team. Thank you for being there to help us during this difficult time of transition.

Nancy Bourne, Texas


“Downsizing by Design helped me tackle the 50-year accumulation of ‘stuff,’ as well as the packing and unpacking for my move. Moving day began and ended without a significant problem. My new home was livable and comfortable the very first night. I was referred to Downsizing by Design and became convinced that with their leadership I could do this, and we did.”

Ray Mayer, Naperville, Illinois


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