Designing Moves Blog


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

Move For Hunger Food Drive

More than one in eight people in Iowa struggle with hunger. One in five of those are children. You can help. Designing Moves LLC and Hawkeye Moving Services, Inc. are working together to collect non-perishable food items. Collection boxes can … Continue reading

Who the Designing Moves LLC Team can help

The Designing Moves LLC team is truly a project management resource for a move. While we specialize in helping older adults, here’s a short list of some of the folks we can help: • young professionals • new retirees heading … Continue reading

Really Helping Mom and Dad with their Move

In the six years we have helped people move and downsize we have a seen a variety of family dynamics. Thus, this article has been weaving itself together for quite some time in my head. Sometimes the most well-meaning offspring … 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

Resourceful Gift Giving

Resourceful Gift Giving Downsizing Tips from Designing Moves® LLC – Smart Moves for Seniors Note: This was originally posted last year, but it is still appropriate this year! It’s the holiday season and Christmas gift giving is just around the … Continue reading

Designing Moves LLC has relocated to the historic Guaranty Bank Building!

During the week of October 27, 2014, Designing Moves LLC moved to downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Our new address is: Designing Moves LLC 222 Third Street SE  Suite 525 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Our phone number is still 319-377-6891. We are … Continue reading