Author Archives: Christine Smart


Downsizing Dilemmas

We see it all when we help folks who are downsizing their home! Over the years of assisting people, we’ve come to some conclusions about how to make the downsizing process less painful: Common Pitfalls when Downsizing your Home • … Continue reading

Thoughtful Comments

Our clients include folks who are moving from their family home of many years, people who want to downsize and / or update their home to make it easier to age in, and representatives of estates that need to be … Continue reading

Everybody’s Fine

I recently watched “Everybody’s Fine” with Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore. It was a movie about the “kids” not coming home for the annual family reunion and a dad that sets out to visit each of his four adult … Continue reading

We use feedback from our clients to continuously improve our processes

Designing Moves LLC sends a client satisfaction survey to each client after their project has been completed. They are given the option to submit it to us without the client’s name as we hope to get feedback that is absolutely … Continue reading

We love our clients!

Our clients are so good to us and we love working with them! Here is a testimony we recently received from a client: We hired Christine Smart with Designing Moves, LLC to help us downsize from our large family home … Continue reading

A Note from Designing Moves LLC President Christine Smart

The Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary defines transition as “the process of changing, or a change from one form or condition to another” or “a transition is also a link between ideas or sections in a work of literature or music.” … Continue reading

A Visit Home

NOTE: This article has been posted before. We felt it was an appropriate time to update it to reflect changing trends and post the new, improved model. Enjoy! If you were home for the holidays to visit Mom and Dad, … Continue reading

Working Together

The Cedar River here in Cedar Rapids reached the second highest crest ever the morning of Tuesday, September 27, 2016. As a community, we went through the highest crest just eight years ago in June 2008. During the last eight … Continue reading

NASMM celebrates Certified Senior Move Managers during National Recognition Week, May 8 – 14, 2016

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 8-14, 2016 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM is proud to recognize Christine Smart as a Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C). The SMM~C designation is the … Continue reading

CHRISTINE SMART AWARDED SENIOR MOVE MANAGER – CERTIFIED DESIGNATION BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS®

The National Association of Senior Move Managers® is proud to award the Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM-C) credential to Christine Smart of Designing Moves LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C) credential is a three–year designation conferred on individuals … Continue reading