Transition Planning

Make This a Smooth Transition...

Whether you just need guidance, or complete management, we are here to help you with this monumental change.


We help make this a smooth transition

  • We thoughtfully sort and decide what to keep, sell, donate, or recycle.
  • We sort, scan, and shred documents.
  • We show how the new home will have the same heart.
  • We help get treasures to loved ones.
  • We organize and clear out the old home.
  • We work with Real Estate professionals to prepare the home for sale. 


Same heart. new home.

  • We work together to develop a personalized moving plan to meet your needs.
  • We completely pack and facilitate the move from the old home.
  • We completely unpack and setup the new home.
  • We handle all the details, from unpacking the toothbrush, to setting up the TV remote, to making the bed.
  • We place things where they belong to make you feel at home.

Peace of mind

  • We will manage the move completely.
  • We will help organize and declutter the estate.
  • We can stage your home for resale.
  • We provide complete estate inventories.


Helpful Resources

Smooth Transitions Brochure Smooth Transitions Brochure (757 KB)

Free 1 Hour Consultation

Transitions can be overwhelming, and not knowing what you don't know can just add to the stress. In just one hour we can help you and your family understand the scope of what needs to be done and give you guidance for doing it yourself. We can even bring you a copy of the workbook "Moving for Seniors" written by our founder Barbara Morris.

You guys are terrific! Thanks so much for everything!

Jackie L. /

Jackie L.

Karen and Richard, 

     The move was perfect and I will definitely refer your business going forward!" 

Jodi P - Community Director /

Jodi P - Community Director


We're in our mid-80's and could never move ourselves. Richard,, Karen and team took over all the laborious stuff involved in downsizing and moving us into an assisted living home. It was a very "smooth transition" and when we arrived in our new digs we were ready to go. We are thankful for this team of caring people that have gone the extra mile.


John B /

John B



I can not say enough good things about Richard, Karen and Smooth Transitions. They were a lifesaver for my Mom and myself when we had to quickly downsize and move her. Their attention to detail was only matched by their kind and caring manner working with my Mom during a stressful time. I would highly recommend them and have given them rave reviews to all my family and friends!  

Liz K /

Liz K

I first met Karen when she began volunteering at the White Oak Ecumenical Outreach Ministries 10 years ago. She exerts exceptional energy and drive with maturity and judgement of a settled professional. She listens and accommodates in the best possible ways available. Her kind heart and thoughtfulness is superior while keeping everyone's dignity intact. Her undeniable faith lets her inner light shine.

Lorrie F. /

Lorrie F.

Words can not express our deep affection and appreciation for the great job you did to make our "transition smooth." You are very well organized and know all the right people to call. And very compassionate. I hope you don't mind, but we have adopted you as a member of the family.

Patrica M. /

Patrica M.

All in all, this has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. Certainly we couldn't have done it so smoothly without your assistance.

Susan and Cameron T. /

Susan and Cameron T.

Richards' calmness under pressure, logical and innovative approach to problem solving was undoubtedly a major contribution to the success of the project.

William W. /

William W.