Author Archives: Christine Smart


Designing Moves LLC is moving this week!

We are excited to be moving our offices this week!  Our phones may be down for a few hours during the next day or two during the move, but please be sure to leave us a message or call Christine’s … Continue reading

What’s in the Basement?

Downsizing Tips from Designing Moves® LLC – Smart Moves for Seniors The leaves are just beginning to fall from the trees, and that tells us that summer is almost over!  If you are preparing for a move, this is a … Continue reading

Facing the Fear of Downsizing

I was recently contacted by a writer from national newspaper who was looking for people to talk to who had downsized.  The journalist wanted a pulse on the regrets, the advantages, stories that would help others as they face downsizing … Continue reading

Christine Smart elected to Board of Directors of NASMM

Designing Moves LLC President Christine Smart has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). Founded in 2002, NASMM is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers in the United States, Canada … Continue reading

A+ Accreditation awarded to Designing Moves LLC

Recently the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) announced that Designing Moves LLC has been awarded the NASMM A+ Accreditation for a period of three years for its excellence in Senior Move Management operations and client services. “This accreditation decision … Continue reading

Sorting and Selling Tips for Seniors

Sorting Today’s seniors are the greatest generation ever to downsize, so the market can be flooded with items for sale!  We have learned that buyers today are looking for unique, one-of-a-kind items that have character and history.  Today’s buyer enjoys … Continue reading

Ten Steps to an Easier Move

1) Don’t procrastinate!  Do a little every day and ask for help along the way. 2) Take time to eat, drink water, and get your rest.  We’ve seen the most determined clients get overtired and overworked which can lead to … Continue reading

Circle of Service Awarded to Designing Moves LLC

  PRESS RELEASE         DESIGNING MOVES LLC Receives The National Association of Senior Move Managers Circle of Service Designation     CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – MARCH 17, 2014 –  DESIGNING MOVES LLC has been awarded the Circle of … Continue reading

Handling Seasons of Uncertainty

It seems that this long and very cold winter has brought on a season of uncertainty in my own life as well as in the lives of our clients.  We have a few clients waiting on construction to finish locally … Continue reading

A Visit Home

If you were home for the holidays to visit Mom and Dad, you may have noticed some changes.  They may seem fine on the phone, but a visit home often tells us things aren’t as good as we thought they … Continue reading