Downsizing and Senior Move Managers

Transitional Design provides move management services.  We help anyone downsize and move, but we specialize with the elderly.  We also provide estate close-out services.  Transitional Design is the source of our constantly changing inventory that we sell through online auctions and our resale shops.

We work with families to make the often stressful task of moving and downsizing a seamless transition for seniors.

Transitional Design Moving TruckIt’s quite common for today’s seniors to have been in their current home for 30 years or more. Leaving a home after this length of time is often a very emotional experience. Many seniors comment that the only way they want to leave their home is feet first. The idea of leaving is overwhelming and in some cases scary. They like what’s familiar and are hesitant about change. Our insured and caring staff are trained to assist with every aspect of the move.

Downsizing to a smaller home, apartment or condo requires the individual to make a personal decision about every single item in a home – from family heirlooms, to memorabilia to basic kitchen utensils. Essentially everything that has been accumulated over time must be looked at and deemed important enough to keep – or not, in which case it must be sold, donated or removed. This is always the most challenging aspect of making a move for seniors.

Transitional Design serves Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Medina and surrounding northeast Ohio communities.


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Downsizing and Senior Move Services

We Enter Your Life, Not Just Your Home.

Transitional Design offers a moving service specializing in downsizing and moving seniors from their home to a condo, retirement community, assisted living, or nursing home. We minimize the chaos and stress associated with moving by addressing all aspects of the move process. We are responsible for creating and executing a seamless action plan, customized to our client’s wishes.

The Transitional Design team has a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. We are professionally trained and insured. Our priority is to our client, and services are personalized to promote their dignity and meet their needs.

We are a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

We can professionally pack your belongings and our movers can move them to your new home in a sensitive and caring manner.  We can also move the items you wish to sell and bring them to our showroom/warehouse.  You can’t miss our moving truck and cargo van with the pink and purple logos.  If you are moving outside of northeast Ohio, we can recommend another moving company for longer distances.

To sum it up, what we really offer is Peace of Mind.

Our specific services include:

Pre-Move Preparation

  • We will sort by what to move, what to sell, what to donate, what is trash


  • We will professionally pack your belongings with great care


  • We can move you to your new home (if local)
  • We recommend a mover for your new home (if out of town)

Getting Your New Home Ready

  • We can clean, decorate, and perform light handyman services

Unpacking and Settling In

  • We unpack all boxes and put everything in it’s proper home
  • We make beds, put clothes in closets, set up the bathroom, kitchen, etc
  • We dispose of all boxes and packing material

Getting Your Home Ready for Sale

  • We provide a one-time cleaning and light handyman services
  • We can stage the home for quick sale

Pet Services

  • We are animal lovers and will do our best to find a good home for your furry or feathered family if you are not able to take them with you.

Aging In Place Services

Maybe you don't want to move, and prefer to stay in your current home for life.  We can help you de-clutter and rearrange furniture to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs, and generally make your home safer.  We can also recommend professionals to make home modifications such as grab bars, walk-in bathtubs, electric chair climbers and more.  If you think you'll need assistance at some point in the future, we can recommend home care professionals as well.

Professional Organizing Services

When your downsizing or organizing efforts start to turn into a large project that spans several months, our team can assist you in this process in a non-judgmental manner.  We are members of both the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), which covers hoarding tendencies and more serious hoarding problems.

We understand that working with individuals who have hoarding tendencies need additional assistance as we work through the organization process.  For some, the challenges of disorganization may have been a life long problem, and for others it might have been brought on by circumstance. Through our relationship with the ICD, we have strategies to help anyone who is challenged by disorganization.

Estate Cleanout Services

Estate clean out services are very similar to downsizing services.  It’s overwhelming to close out a family home or estate and can be a lengthy project.  Our team can work with you (or without) to clean out an entire estate allowing you to sell the home sooner.

Interior Decorating Services: Serving Cleveland, Akron and Medina

We have several decorators on staff and can transform your home to your liking.  Home staging services are also available to help your home sell faster.