Category Archives: Senior Transitioning


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

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

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

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

Resourceful Gift Giving

Resourceful Gift Giving Downsizing Tips from Designing Moves® LLC – Smart Moves for Seniors It’s the holiday season and Christmas gift giving is just around the corner!  I’d like to offer some solutions for you to downsize while enjoying your … Continue reading

Dismantling the Nest

After settling Mr. and Mrs. Jones into their new home, we made our way back to their former residence to continue liquidation of the items left behind. Often the most trivial things in this world grab my attention, and they … Continue reading

Survey: Most Baby Boomers Lack a Plan to Care for Parents

The survey of 600 adults ages 45 to 65, conducted for the HomeInstead Senior Care network, also found: • 31% don’t know how many medications their parents take. • 34% don’t know whether their parents have a safe deposit box … Continue reading

Storing Collectibles; May Not Be a Good Idea

Tip from Kovels – June 2011 issue Storing collectibles now and hoping they’ll go up in value later may or may not be a good idea. Storing pottery, glass and metal in a dry attic or basement is usually OK, … Continue reading