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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

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

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a happy and safe holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Designing Moves LLC will have limited hours from December 24th through January 2nd so that our employees can spend time with their families. We will … 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

Designing Moves LLC is moving this week!

We are excited to be moving our offices this week!  Our phones may be down for a few hours during the next day or two during the move, but please be sure to leave us a message or call Christine’s … Continue reading

What’s in the Basement?

Downsizing Tips from Designing Moves® LLC – Smart Moves for Seniors The leaves are just beginning to fall from the trees, and that tells us that summer is almost over!  If you are preparing for a move, this is a … Continue reading