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Is stuff, accumulated over a lifetime, getting in the way? De-cluttering your living space can prove daunting, whether you’re preparing for a move or simply re-organizing your home. Our senior move management team can help you and your family pare down for simplifying as well as relocating.

A change in environment is stressful and time-consuming for anyone. For retirees and seniors in the Chicago area and Chicago’s North Shore who want to downsize or need to move, DWELLING Spaces + Places can make the transition easier. It might start with visiting communities for aging, readying a family home for resale or what we call opti-sizing. That is, envisioning the optimal home for you.


Drina and her team work with you to develop a plan to fit your situation – whether it’s a change of space or place, or both. Then, they oversee all phases of the move through sorting, packing and settling in. The DWELLING Spaces + Places team members leverage their organizational skills and interior design expertise to make it simpler, easier, and less stressful for seniors and retirees to transition to new living spaces or opti-size their current homes for aging in place.



When you’re all set in your mind to pack up and go, yet lack the physical resources, we can step in to deal with the details, both large and small. Our preparation services include the following:

  • Organize the move from start to finish
  • Customize floor plans
  • Assess what to keep, replace, discard, or pass along
  • Identify valuables and preserve treasures
  • Arrange for donations and estate or consignment sales
  • Handle deliveries, shipments and storage
  • Professionally pack and label
  • Clean and remove waste
  • Follow green guidelines for recycling and disposal


We love it when a plan comes together. To that end, before and on move day, we coordinate and double-check all the moving parts, including:

  • Scheduling and overseeing movers
  • Tagging furniture and boxes for placement
  • Inventorying boxes and items
  • Reserving move-in dates and times
  • Acquiring parking permits and access codes
  • Anticipating the unexpected

What we do



Once on-site, we manage all aspects of the move-in so that you are settled in and ready to go. It’s important to us that you’re completely satisfied with your new living space. We take charge of:

  • Unloading and distributing boxes
  • Unpacking and organizing everything (we do mean, everything)
  • Setting up and placing furniture
  • Setting up kitchen and bathroom
  • Hanging drapery and pictures
  • Connecting electronics