Category Archives: Moving and Downsizing


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 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

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 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

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

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