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Vacation Time!

We’ve all been working very hard this year and now we’re taking time for a well-earned vacation! Thus, Designing Moves LLC will be CLOSED starting on: Closed starting: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Reopening on: Monday, November 5, 2018 Please feel … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

Designing Moves LLC will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2017, through Tuesday, January 2, 2018, so the team can spend the holidays with friends and family. If you need to contact us for any reason please leave a message … 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 are moving our office!

Effective September 5, 2017, our new location will be: Designing Moves LLC 642 10th St #200 Marion, IA 52302 Phone: 319-377-6891 (the same as before the move) While we are sad to be leaving downtown Cedar Rapids, we are looking … Continue reading


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

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

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