Ellen StG S

April 2015

“So, you’ve decided the time is right to move to a smaller home, apartment or retirement community. But where do you start? The entire process is daunting. You have a lot more furniture than your new place will hold, tons of stuff to give to the kids, and good china and crystal to get rid of.

Well, my husband and I decided to move clear across the country from Newport County, RI to Olympia, Washington where our daugther and son live.

We had a nine-room house and 48 years of accumulation to deal with. Add to that, neither my husband nor I were in the best physical health, and our children were not able to leave their demanding, responsible jobs in Olympia.

I was completely overhwemed with the thought of our move and terrified that I would have to manage it all myself.

We did a Google search and found Valerie Achorn, a Senior Move Manager. She is an expert organizer, problem solver, de-clutterer and packer. She helped us interview moving companies, helped me sort and decide what to take, arranged for the transportation of our car and hired an estate sale expert, found a trash hauling company to remove every item left behind. The house was spotless and in perfect order by the time the new owners took possession.

I think highly of Valerie Achorn and her company, Simplifed Lives and it is a pleasure to recommend her. By picking her to help you move, you are getting a highly trained person to help every single step of the way.”