Moving and downsizing your loved one’s home can feel like an overwhelming task for everyone in the family. Fortunately, there are a number of services available to help streamline the process.

Such services can provide a wide range of assistance, from decluttering to complete moves. A home is filled with memories and family treasures. A third party, with no emotional bonds, can help you make decisions about what to leave behind and what to take to their next home.

These services are networked with art galleries, antique and used furniture dealerships, donation destinations, recycling drop offs, family photo and video/film digitizing services, etc.

A downsizing specialist will help you determine your next steps. As a team, the family and the downsizing specialist can make a transitional move smoother and with less stress.

Helpful Hint
• Plan in advance
• Investigate selling, recycling and donating items that will not be included in the move
• Don’t let incorrect thinking or other people dictate what you should keep or give away
• Declutter the easy stuff first
• Declutter at least one item a day
• Involve as many family members as possible so everyone can choose what they would like to keep for themselves
• You can’t take every memory…keep the best

Once their Authorized Senior Advisors have helped you determine the best residence or care facility for your loved one, Lianas will coordinate every stage of the move. They have experienced realtors who will guide you through the downsizing process, including the selling of your loved one’s home and the disbursement of items that are no longer desired.

Move Seniors Lovingly is a senior move management company solely dedicated to assisting seniors and their families in all aspects of the move transition from their family home to a smaller residence.

Simply Home Inc. Their mission is to treat you and your possessions with the highest degree of respect, while professionally and skilfully handling every detail of the downscaling and organizing process so you can relax and have peace of mind.

Downsizing Divas They take care of all aspects of moving to your new home.Clear clutter and organize your living space. Edit your stuff so you keep only what you love, use and need. Donate, sell or discard items you no longer want. Dispose of toxic items in an environmentally-friendly manner Arrange for a Contents Sale or Auction.

Moving Seniors With a Smile Decluttering, Organizing, Downsizing, Space Planning, Staging, Packing, Unpacking and Worry-Free-Set-Up in Your New Home.

Simple Easy Transition Inc. Your one stop moving and transition company providing highly personalized move management services. Our services include planning, downsizing relocation and all other services needed to tailor to your specific needs.

Max Sold Sell Everything Easily and Profitably from an Estate, Downsizing or Relocation.

Where to donate stuff

Furniture Bank Your gently used furniture and household goods are used to furnish a home for someone in need. Drop off or arrange for pickup. They provide a tax receipt.

Red Door Shelter provide families with furniture and housewares for a new start. You can drop off or arrange for pick up for a fee. No tax receipt is available.

Habitat for Humanity Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new and gently-used home furnishing, appliances and reno items, and sells them at great prices. Store proceeds help support our work with families.

Double Take Thrift Store is a YSM employment initiative that sells gently used, high quality clothing, furniture and housewares at affordable prices. All profit from Double Take benefits The Yonge Street Mission.

Blog To. provides a map of clothing donation bins in Toronto.

For more options Google, downsizing in your region