Designing Moves Blog


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

Happy Holidays!

The Designing Moves LLC team wishes you a very happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed beginning Friday, December 23, 2016 and reopening Monday, January 2, 2017 so our team members can spend time with family and friends. Please … 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

Christine Smart earns NASMM@Home Specialist Designation

 In conjunction with the National Association of Senior Move Managers aging in place initiative, NASMM@HOME, CHRISTINE SMART earned the NASMM@HOME Specialist designation at NASMM’s recent 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. “Extensive research indicates future generations of older adults, … Continue reading

Help! I Need to Clean out Mom’s House

…..and I live out of state!  This scenario is becoming more common with a growing trend of older adults who have lived in their homes for decades and their children and grandchildren now live out of state. The good news … Continue reading

Why should anyone care about our Accreditation? (Or… What’s in it for me?)

Many of our clients don’t know about our NASMM A+ Accreditation.  We are pretty modest folks, but we really should brag about being accredited, and especially about what it means to our clients. To become accredited Designing Moves LLC had … Continue reading

Christine Smart becomes President of Cedar Rapids West Rotary

Designing Moves LLC President Christine Smart took on the role of President of Cedar Rapids West Rotary on July 1st.  Christine has been an active member of Rotary for six years, and will be serving a one year term as … Continue reading