Are You Ready to Downsize Your Family Home?
Your home reflects a lifetime of memories. To other people, it might just look like a lot of stuff: but to you, your belongings represent years worth of living and the people who mean most to you.
Now it’s finally time to turn to your next chapter. You’re excited for the ease and flow of downsizing, perhaps retirement living, or a home with a smaller footprint. You want to finally spend your time doing what you enjoy, without feeling bogged down in the accumulation of stuff that’s piled up over the years.
But it’s not that easy. The piles are overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you decide what to keep, donate, or get rid of? What should you pass on to your kids?
Our compassionate team understands that your home reflects a life well lived, and will help you downsize and prepare for the changes ahead. We’re here to help with a personalised plan of action, and trustworthy hands-on support. We’ll simplify your sorting, organization, and disposal to make moving easier, then help set up your new home in a way that continues to reflect your personal journey. So it feels like home.
Meet with us for a complimentary in-home consultation. After we walk through your home and establish your goals and objectives, we’ll customize a plan that’s right for you. We’ll answer all of your questions about our process, best practices and how to make this time of transition as easy as possible. We understand that your home is full of memories, cherished furniture, art, table top decor and other household goods that you have collected over the years. You will be provided with best options for the disposition of things that you or your family don’t have room for. At all times you will be supported with compassion. We always respect your wishes and direction, sorting through a home’s contents carefully and thoroughly to ensure everything is dealt with in a manner that puts your mind at ease.
Once we work with you to optimize the furniture layout and space in your new home, we’ll provide guidance on what to move with you. We’ll help sort through and edit your belongings providing thoughtful options for items you cannot take with you. Disposition of furnishings, art, table top decor, flatware, stemware and china can be through a combination of auction, sale, consignment or donation. If downsizing includes the sale of your home, we’ll work with your real estate agent to ensure your home looks its best before listing it.
Managing the Move
Our end-to-end move management service includes coordinating and overseeing the movers, elevator reservations, packing supplies, packing, unpacking and setting up your new home. If closet systems are required to optimize storage, we will arrange that in advance so everything can be put in its place on moving day.
Detailed planning in advance makes moving day as easy as it can be. We’ll truly provide concierge level service from start to finish.
Your new home will be set up and ready for you to relax and settle into!
See What Our Customers Say
"I worked with Neat Spaces to downsize my parents from their home of over 30 years, and to move them into a retirement home. Edie was wonderful. She arranged everything; movers, organizers, cleaners. Everyone was a pleasure to work with. They were sensitive to a tough situation and I trusted them with my family belongings. We were on a tight deadline and managed to get everything done and prepare the house for sale. I definitely recommend Neat Spaces!"
"This work involved packing and moving an elderly person from their condo to assisted living. The team was excellent and easy to work with. They helped us go through things and sort out junk, donations and move to new residence. Edie was great to organize things and Jane was on-site. The packing was well done by Elanda and both the junk removal and movers were excellent and professional. The clean up team left the place spotless and it sold in four days ! A sincere thank you to all."
"I am writing about the excellent experience we had with Neat Spaces! We had to downsize our home and we retained Neat Spaces. Edie and her professional organizing team were exceptional. The staff was very professional, courteous and extremely efficient. They helped us with our downsize and move from beginning to end. They made it a pleasurable experience! I would recommend using the services of Neat Spaces. Thank you so much Neat Spaces."
"My elderly mother had decided that she needed to sell her townhouse after living there for 3 decades. We really needed significant help to physically prepare her home and organize the contents. This was a really big job that was way beyond the capability of my extended family (who lived both in Ontario and BC). Neat Spaces did a great job of coordinating cleaning services, recommending a great handyman for larger house repairs, sorting materials for donation, junk removal, packing and the final move of any valued contents. They also went the extra mile and dealt with special requests made by extended family members. Without Neat Spaces, we would have misplaced or junked valuable family memorabilia/furniture. I think that the actual time saved in getting the house well-organized is really worth the investment. Ultimately, these preparations also greatly helped with the quick finale sale of the townhouse too. Kudos to Edie and the team."
This was the second time we have used Neat Spaces to help with a move. They (Jane) did more than help. We couldn't have anticipated a smoother, more organized move, and were settled in immediately. Thanks to Neat Spaces and especially Jane we didn't have a box or anything extraneous sitting around for days. Well worth any cost involved.