Smooth Transitions® can provide a fun, energetic and functional presentation about downsizing or “Getting Rid of Stuff.”
We let folks know it is never too early to start weeding things out. Even if a move isn’t planned for several months or years, you’ll learn it is never too soon to begin sorting through life’s accumulations. It’s the little things that can add up to the big things – starting is the hardest part.
Often times, it’s the stuff that holds seniors back from what they really want to do. They would like to simplify their lives and have more freedom, but don’t know where to start. Smooth Transitions® helps give seniors a ‘can-do’ attitude.
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Smooth Transitions® helps seniors and their families with the often overwhelming tasks involved in household downsizing, relocation and estate sales and dispersal. Not only do we assist with these physical demands, we also provide the emotional support needed throughout this process. Our goal is to provide the services necessary to make the transition into a new home one that is smooth, timely and stress-free. Or if you prefer to remain in your own home, we can develop an aging in place transition plan that supports you, your quality of life and the ability to live independently with dignity.
Tara Carey is the owner of Smooth Transitions® Northwest. Through personal experience with her parents and grandparents, she decided to put her talents to use in helping others with their moving, downsizing, and estate dispersal projects. With strengths in management, organization, attention to detail, and accountability, she will ensure a well-planned and coordinated move. Tara is passionate about assisting seniors and their families during what can be a difficult transitional time in their lives. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and over 20 years experience in Human Resources administration and management.
Tara received extensive training and continues to receive on-going expertise and support from Barbara Morris who launched Smooth Transitions® in Louisville, Kentucky in 1995 and now has more than sixty licensees in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Morris is the author of Moving for Seniors: A Step-by-Step Workbook and a founding member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). For more information, visit the website at www.movingforseniors.com.
Smooth Transitions® Northwest is licensed, insured, and bonded.
Here are some of the services we offer:
Deciding what to take
Sorting household treasures
Making moving arrangements
Orchestrating move day
Setting up new home
Shipping items to family members
Arranging for sale of household belongings
Cleaning the house
Finding good homes for treasures of a lifetime
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"A BIG thank you for helping me and my husband with decluttering and downsizing our household items (especially our garage!). You quickly worked through the whole process in one day--sorting, storing, donating and disposing. It was fantastic to get it all done at once - you made an absolutely daunting task seem very easy and fun to accomplish! I really don’t know how you do it...and with a smile on your face the entire time. I cannot thank you enough. We will surely be in contact again with you in the future for more services to make our transition as “smooth” as possible."
Couple that needed help with downsizing and decluttering
We were very satisfied with the services of Smooth Transitions – they exceeded our expectations with no surprises along the way. Tara was great to work with - she went above and beyond our expectations in assisting us. We could not have gotten the job done without her. Our friends are interested in her services too when they time is right for them. The services provided that we liked the most: professionalism, willingness to assist with any needs, efficient, organized, terrific documentation. Again, we will recommend Smooth Transitions to all of our friends!
Couple that needed assistance with downsizing and selling their personal belongings
"I don't think I need to tell you that I'd never have made it without you! Thank you so much for everything."
Senior woman (80+)
"I don't know how we would have moved Mother out of the house and now out of the apartment without your help. Thanks!"
A daughter whose mother moved twice
"Thanks for all your help. Your business provides a much needed service, especially with families spread out across the states."
One of five siblings whose mother moved to a retirement center
"Thanks for taking care of things for us. Your services were very much appreciated."
A son whose mom and dad relocated