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My move from a 3500 square foot residence to a 1325 square foot space was truly a challenge that was made possible and bearable because of the Downsizing by Design staff. I recommend their services without hesitation. Moving and downsizing is costly and emotionally draining. But the added service cost I incurred by hiring DBD was well worth the price.

J. Tressler

“I highly recommend Downsizing by Design to anyone needing some help with organizing their living space. Their staff is knowledgeable and efficient, performing their duties with kindness and compassion. They were immensely helpful in navigating the issues surrounding the downsizing of my elderly parents’ apartment. Thank you, Downsizing by Design, for making such a big task easier for our family!”

S. Wright

“We used Downsizing by Design to unpack my mom’s belongings when she recently moved. The crew was amazing! The work was incredible, and it was great that my mom was settled into her new place on Day 1. Their cheerful demeanor and unflappable attitude were welcomed during a stressful time. Thanks again, ladies. I’d give them 10 stars if I could.

 V. Snow

“I recently moved across town and downsized from a home to an Active Adult Community. I knew I needed help with planning, packing, and unpacking and could not tackle all of this on my own.
Almost the best part, they unpacked all the boxes the day after the move and put everything away where it belonged. Then they took all the boxes with them when they left. (The best part! 😀)
My sister and brother-in-law made plans to visit on the day after the move to help me with unpacking and any final details, and we ended up at the pool instead.

What a pleasant way to move. I would highly recommend Downsizing by Design and their team of people who know how to best do this. Thanks to all the team members who helped me — Charlea, Laura, Tina, Eileen & Katie — you did a great job.”
D. Climer

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.

J. 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.”

 K. Pottorff

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

 H. 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!

 J. Kafer

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

J. 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!!!!) “

J. 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.”

R. 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.”

E. 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”

L. 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.”

B. 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.

N. 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.”

R. Mayer, Naperville, Illinois


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