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Moving/Downsizing

Life transitions such as moving or downsizing can be one of the most stressful events you’ll experience. I offer hands-on moving and downsizing services in the Raleigh, North Carolina area to help relieve your stress and save you time during the moving process. 

Moving & Downsizing Services Offered

Decluttering – Downsizing – Staging – Unpacking – Combining Homes – Sorting Through a Lost Loved One’s Home

Preparing for a Move by Decluttering

 

A clutter-free home is easier to sell. You will have less to pack, which lowers moving costs. I will help you decide which items to discard, donate or sell prior to your move. I also offer donation-drop off (up to 1 carload) after each session.

 

Senior Downsizing to a Smaller Place

 

If you have lived in a home for decades and need to declutter as you prepare to move to a smaller place, I can lower stress for you and your adult children. The first visit starts with an in-home assessment to determine your downsizing goals and I then physically sort items by your side to help you decide which items to keep, give to a family member, donate or sell. I offer donation-drop off (up to 1 carload) after each session. If you relocate within the Raleigh area, I can also unpack your belongings in an organized fashion, so you can quickly and easily settle into your new place. 

 

Selling a Home Faster by Staging

 

Staging is another step that can result in a quicker sale. I offer a room-by-room walk-through of your home to discuss the best ways to organize, decorate and place furniture to make your home market-ready.

 

Unpacking & Organizing in Your New Space

 

I will swiftly unpack and create logical homes for your belongings in a functional and organized manner. I offer suggestions for storage products and organizing solutions that will work well in your new home. You will be able to settle into your new home quickly, rapidly return to work, and begin life in your new space with a freshly organized clean slate.

 

Combining Homes for Newlyweds

 

If you are combining homes and don’t want to keep 2 of everything, I can help couples compromise while sorting through items to determine what to keep, give away, toss or sell as you create your home together.

 

Sorting Through the Home of a Deceased Family Member

 

If a loved one has left you with a house full of belongings to sort through, I can provide professional assistance in a calming manner to help you deal with this emotional task. I can help you determine what items to keep in memory of your loved one, and what items should be given away or sold. If you plan to sell, I can assist you with decluttering and staging the home for sale. 

How my Moving & Downsizing Services Work:

It starts with a complimentary 30 minute consultation via phone or video chat to discuss your needs and your moving plans.

We then schedule in-person hands-on organizing sessions in blocks of time of 3 hours or more.

 

The amount of time it takes to complete an moving or downsizing project depends on the size and scope as well as the speed at which you make decisions.

 

At the first in-person session, I walk through your home with you to discuss your goals. We devise a basic plan of action together, and then I begin hands-on decluttering, organizing or unpacking for the remainder of the scheduled session.

 

It is most productive if at least 1 home owner is available to work with me side by side, although some sorting and most unpacking can be done with minimal involvement by the homeowner, if requested. At least 1 homeowner must be present in the home for the entirety of the scheduled session.

 

I will usually work side-by-side with you to sort, declutter or unpack, and I help you to determine what to keep, donate, sell or discard. You are the final decision-maker. I provide non-judgmental guidance, support and encouragement during this process. I also provide you with many resources on ways to donate, sell or discard items. 

 

It often takes multiple sessions to completely declutter, organize and prepare a home for sale, or to fully unpack and organize in a new home. Sessions are scheduled based on the timeline of your move. I offer session choices in blocks of time of 3 hours, 6 hours or 8 hours. 

Hands-on Moving & Downsizing Sessions Include:

  • An in-home assessment & basic plan of action (during the start of the 1st in-person session only). 
  • Hands-on decluttering, organizing or unpacking during the scheduled time. 
  • Free donation drop off of up to 1 car load of items to a nearby Goodwill, if requested. The tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided to you. 
  • Supplies provided for use during each session- trash bags, Post-it notes, label maker labels and empty cardboard boxes (for sorting and donating items only- moving boxes should be purchased separately). 
  • An email with follow-up tasks from the session. 
  • A basic plan of action based on your organizing priorities. 
  • Project planning and research in between sessions. 
  • Support by e-mail or phone in between scheduled sessions. 
  • A shopping list of storage product suggestions for the area(s) worked on during the session. *Personal shopping services are offered for an additional fee, but most clients prefer to shop on their own. 
  • Recommended local resources. 
  • Travel to and from your home or office within the Raleigh, NC service area. 

“Nancy came in and helped me unpack our new place so we got to feel at home in just 1 week instead of living out of boxes for months.”

Laura, Raleigh, NC

“Nancy not only helped us physically sort through stuff but she also helped us deal with the emotional stress of trying to decide what to keep and what to throw out.”

Helena, Durham, NC

“My household is now more organized than ever, and as a result, our next move should run more smoothly. I highly recommend this service!”

Sophia, Raleigh, NC

“I was so glad I asked for Nancy’s help before a cross-country move. She helped me clean out virtually every space in my house.”

Kathy, Raleigh, NC

Benefits of Moving & Downsizing Services:

  • You will be better prepared for moving or downsizing. 
  • An uncluttered home can be put up for sale more quickly. 
  • You will save on the cost of mover’s fees and moving and packing supplies because you will have less to move, pack and unpack during your relocation. 
  • You will be able to quickly settle into an organized new home. 
  • An efficient plan and organization will save you time during the moving process.
  • Working with a professional organizer will help to relieve the stress of moving.

In-Person Hands-on Moving & Downsizing Organizing Session Rates:

 

$210 – 3 hour session

$400 – 6 hour session

$520 – 8 hour session

The Rates for Hands-on Sessions Include:

 

  • Donation drop off of up to 1 car load of items to a nearby Goodwill, if requested. The tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided to you. 
  • Supplies provided for use during each session- trash bags, Post-it notes, label maker labels and empty cardboard boxes (for sorting and donating items only- moving boxes should be purchased separately). 
  • An email with follow-up tasks from the session. 
  • A basic plan of action based on your organizing priorities. 
  • Project planning and research in between sessions. 
  • Support by e-mail or phone in between scheduled sessions. 
  • A shopping list of storage product suggestions for the area(s) worked on during the session. *Personal shopping services are offered for an additional fee, but most clients prefer to shop on their own.
  • Recommended local resources. 
  • Travel to and from your home or office within the Raleigh, NC service area. 

Additional Information

In-person hands-on moving and downsizing organizing sessions are available in the Raleigh, NC area Monday through Saturday between 9am and 5pm EST, by appointment.

 

On Task Organizing’s service area includes the following locations in North Carolina: Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.

 

Payment is due in full at the time of service by cash, check or credit card for in-person hands-on moving and downsizing services.

 

On Task Organizing, LLC is fully insured and bonded and abides by the NAPO code of ethics

 

For more information on my in-person organizing services, please contact me for your a complimentary 30 minute consultation chat via phone or video. 

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