Our Homes and Our Belongings are in a Symbiotic Relationship

After all, the size of your home often determines how much you accumulate, and many of the things you accumulate are purchased to compliment your home. 

So it’s no surprise that when it comes time to move, one of the first questions becomes: What about my things? It’s both a practical and, like nearly everything else related to moving, an emotional question.  

The subject has been a major topic of conversation for two local businesswomen: Pauline Donnelly of Donnelly + Co. Real Estate, and Valerie Achorn of Simplified Lives, a moving concierge service that helps its customers cope with their accumulated belongings when it comes time to relocate. After a chance meeting, the two business owners saw how well their services could mesh… Read More

By Valerie Achorn

Valerie Achorn, M.P.A., President of Simplified Lives has many years of experience managing moves for clients around the country. Holding a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University, Valerie brings a broad management background and savvy networking skills to Simplified Lives.